Thursday, November 06, 2008

Invitation to Presentation by Joshua Riker-Fox, 2008 Olympian.

What: Reflections of Beijing 08 – Living the Olympic Dream. Join Joshua Riker-Fox as he shares his story about the physical and mental preparation required to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games (Modern Pentathlon). This interactive presentation is perfect for athletes of all ages and abilities and for those who just enjoy a great story!

Who: The only male athlete to compete for Canada at an Olympic Games in Pentathlon since 1992 and one of the youngest athletes in the field in Beijing, Joshua Riker-Fox will be talking about his Olympic experience

When: NOVEMBER 6TH, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: Calgary Winter Club, 4611 14th Street NW, Calgary

Note the public are invited to this event. Tickets are 12$ per person and are available from the Calgary Winter Club, call 403-289-5511. Light snack included.

For more information call Joshua Riker-Fox at 403-807-1737, or,
or visit


Born: September 6, 1983 in Calgary, Alberta
Height: 6’1” / Weight: 176 lb
Hometown: Delacour, Alberta
Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Coach: John Hawes

In 2008, Joshua was the first Canadian man to qualify for an Olympic Games since 1992. One of the youngest competitors in the field and competing against the 36 best pentathletes in the world, Joshua finished 24th. He now has his eyes on London 2012! Joshua is the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Canadian Men’s Champion and captured a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. He represented Canada in the individual event at the 2008, 2007 and 2006 World Championships. In 2006, he finished fifth at the Open Polish Championship, eighth at the USA Open National Championship, 12th at the Pan American Modern Pentathlon Championship and 14th at the African Open Championship. Represented Canada in the individual event at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, finishing seventh.

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