From: L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
Myriam Bédard is a biathlete. She represented Canada at two Winter Olympics winning gold medals, and a bronze medal.
- Born in 1969 in L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
1994. Myriam Bedard Returns Home Triumphant
Bédard took up biathlon at the age of 15 and entered her first competition the next year using rented skis.
Three years later she was a member of the national team.
As of 2014, Bédard is the only Canadian biathlete, male or female, ever to win an Olympic medal, and the only North American biathlete ever to win Olympic gold.
L’Ancienne-Lorette is a town in central Quebec. The history dates back to 1674 when a group of Hurons fleeing war with the Iroquois settled there under the protection of the French.
Histoire de la ville de L’Ancienne Lorette: