Christine Nesbitt is a Canadian Olympic Gold Medallist in long track speed skating. Nesbitt won the medal in the 1000m event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She also holds a Silver Medal in the Team Pursuit from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Christine established the World Record at the 1000 m distance on Jan. 28th, 2012 at the Calgary Olympic Oval. Her time was 1:12.68, beating the previous record by 0.43 seconds. She also holds the Women’s Pursuit World Record with Kristina Groves and Brittany Schussler (2:55.79, Dec.6, 2009, Calgary Olympic Oval).
Oscar Matisen Award (International)
2012 – for best speedskating performance of the year, male or female
Voted Canadian Female Athlete of the Year
2011 – 1) QMI Media Agency; 2) Post Media Network Ltd.; 3) Canadian Sport Awards (Velma Springstead Award); 4) Calgary Booster Club (Henry Viner Trophy). 2010 – 1) Postmedia Network Inc.; 2) Canadian Sports Awards (Velma Springstead Award). 2009 – Canadian Sports Awards (Velma Springstead Award)
7 Gold Medals – includes 1000m, 1500m distances, and Team Pursuit
Track Records Set
23 Track Records — includes 1000m and 1500m distances, and Team Pursuit
The Muungano Foundation:
A cause to support
I support and help to raise funds for the Muungano Foundation, a small, grass-roots organization consisting entirely of volunteers. It was founded by a few teachers of London’s primary and secondary schools to provide educational support to children of the Muungano region, in northern Kenya. It is raising funds to build a school and to provide the financial means to obtain books and other infrastructural needs for the school. Teachers from Jeanne Sauvé, Sir Fredrick Banting, other London schools, and the Me-to-We Foundation, donate their time by travelling to Kenya (at their own expense) to help educate both the children and their Kenyan teachers. I encourage you to contribute. Many children will benefit.
Please visit the Muungano website: http://www.muunganofoundation.ca/