Alexandre Bilodeau – Tribute to a Great Champion
January 9, 2016 to January 7, 2018
Summary of the exhibition
Originally from Rosemère in the Laurentians. Alexandre Bilodeau is a two time Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing (moguls), with an exceptional sport career that could just as well not have happened. While at first interested in hockey, he was encouraged by his parents to take up skiing. In 1994, while watching Jean-Luc Brassard win a gold medal in the Lillehammer Olympic Games, his passion for the sport was born. Sixteen years later, in 2010, with his gold medal in the Vancouver Olympics, he became the first Canadian athlete (in any sport) to win an Olympic Gold medal at home in his own country. Four years later, in 2014 in Sochi, he accomplished another feat in picking up a second Gold and defending his title as Olympic Champion. His forty eight podiums, his nineteen World Cup victories, his three World titles and his two Olympic Golds make Alexandre Bilodeau the most decorated Canadian skier in both the Olympic and on international stages.
Credits and acknowledgements
Permanent Exhibit Team
Pierre Urquhart – General Director
Marie-Eve Auclair – Coordination, collection, management and conservation
Julie-Anne Riopel – Assistance exhibition
Famille Alexandre Bilodeau
Pierre Clatot – Getty Images
Richard Dumoulin/e-Summum inc.
Offered graciously by the International Olympic Committee
Graphisme et impression
Conception and manufacture of displays and mounting of artifacts
Communication Touch and go
The Laurentian Ski Museum would like to thank the following organizations for supporting this exhibition:
MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut
Chambre de commerce et de tourisme de la Vallée de Saint-Sauveur
The Museum would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Michaud Bilodeau and Mr. Alexandre Bilodeau for their generosity and collaboration.