Rise higher with Team Canada at Beijing 2022

Air Canada is proud to #FlyTheFlag as the Official Airline of Team Canada, and to celebrate what it means to be Canadian. We look forward to cheering loudly for Canada’s Olympic Team at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Meet our athletes

We are particularly proud to support the following athletes who inspire us with their resilience and relentless drive to be the very best in their sport, while embodying Canada’s values of diversity, inclusivity, openness, and kindness that unify our country.

Mikaël Kingsbury

Freestyle skiing
Deux-Montagnes, Quebec

The most dominant male moguls skier in history, Mikaël Kingsbury completed his trophy case at PyeongChang 2018, winning the gold medal after a silver Olympic debut in Sochi. In early January 2022, Kingsbury won his 70th career World Cup title.

Get to know Mikaël

What destination matches your personality the most?

Any destination that includes mountains. I feel good when I get back to nature and the mountains.Read more >

Marie-Philip Poulin

Ice hockey
Beauceville, Quebec

Marie-Philip Poulin is an established big game performer. She was Canada’s leading scorer in Sochi, and at age 18, she was the youngest member of the gold-medal team in Vancouver. In PyeongChang, Poulin notched three goals and three assists for Canada en route to silver.

Get to know Marie-Philip

What's your earliest memory related to travel?

I went to a tournament in Yellowknife. It was really an amazing experience to take the plane for the first time. Read more >

Cassie Sharpe

Freestyle skiing
Comox, British Columbia

Cassie Sharpe dominated the competition at PyeongChang 2018 to win gold, Canada’s first Olympic medal in women’s ski halfpipe. In 2016, she made her X Games debut while injured, and wearing a back brace, went on to win X Games gold. She earned her second World Cup victory in 2017.

Get to know Cassie

Where is your favourite place to escape?

Picture this: it’s mid-summer and you escape to a mountain lake and bask in the sun with your dog and a good book! Heaven.Read more >

Gilmore Junio

Speed Skating - Long Track
Calgary, Alberta

Gilmore Junio is known for his sportsmanship at Sochi 2014 where he gave his 1000m spot to teammate Denny Morrison, who missed qualifying after a fall at the Canadian trials. Morrison won silver and Junio was gifted a commemorative crowd-funded medal for his selfless act of teamwork. Junio also finished 10th in the 500m as the top Canadian in the event.

Get to know Gilmore

Where is your favourite place to escape?

Any outdoor rink or a frozen lake. Anywhere I can go with some skates is my happy place. Read more >

Cynthia Appiah

Toronto, Ontario

A standout shot put and hammer throw athlete at York University, Cynthia was introduced to bobsleigh in 2011. She had a standout rookie season on the World Cup circuit in 2016 and went to PyeongChang as an alternate brakeswomen. In 2018, she made the transition to become a pilot and has been climbing the leaderboards, finishing 3rd in the Monobob World Cup rankings in 2022.

Get to know Cynthia

Are you more of a solo or group travel kind of person?

Group by the nature of our sport but I’ve always wanted to travel solo. Read more >

Behind the Games: Join Aeroplan exclusive online events

Aeroplan Members are invited to join online events to cheer on Team Canada and hear from our panel of Olympic insiders. Gather friends and family for these events before cheering on Air Canada athletes like Mikaël Kingsbury and Marie-Philip Poulin as they go for gold!

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Air Canada Social Stadium

In collaboration with CBC & Radio-Canada, we’re connecting fans to Canadian Olympians while they’re in Beijing. Ask your questions and talk with an Olympic athlete live from the Games!

Follow @CBCOlympics on Twitter for your chance to be invited into one of the Air Canada Social Stadiums.

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