Alexandre Bilodeau new Quebec Special Olympics’ ambassador
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MONTREAL — Two-time Olympic free-style skiing champion Alexandre Bilodeau got a warm welcome Thursday evening at the Molson Brewery in Montreal.
The 27-year-old freestyle skier from Rosemere, Que. was there to officially announce his partnership with the Quebec Special Olympics.
The organization encourages Quebecers with intellectual disabilities to take part in sports.
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After a long-standing relationship with the Special Olympics, Bilodeau said he thought it was time to take on a bigger role.
“It’s something very special to my heart,” he told Global News.
“I grew up with my brother Frédéric, who brought me so much.”
“It’s the least I can do.”
Bilodeau’s 28-year-old brother, Frédéric, who is living with cerebral palsy, watched as Bilodeau was welcomed into his new position.
Bilodeau will work alongside the athlete’s “Godmother,” fellow ambassador and Olympic athlete Annie Pelletier, ahead of the 2016 Special Olympic games.
The Quebec Special Olympics kick off this year in Lévis, Que. on March 6.
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