On this week’s episode of THAT’S AWSM!, Algonquin youth Jennifer and Olympian short-track speed skater Charles Hamelin will test their athletic abilities on the ice and in the skies as we learn about the North American Indigenous Games, parachute safety, Mohawk Skywalkers, and what it takes to be an Olympic Champion. Meanwhile, Darcy dreams of going to the Olympics too… and figures out a unique way of making his dream come true!
Introduce your friends to the show !
The average skydiving altitude is around 12,500 feet, or 3.8km and gives a freefall of about 1 minute. But some people have gone much, much higher! In 2012, Felix Baumgartner broke skydiving records, jumping from a height of 39km! Two years later, Alan Eustace jumped from an even higher altitude… 41.42 km!
Jennifer and Charles got to try out Sky Diving at Parachute Adrenaline, check them out!
Website : www.parachuteadrenaline.com
Address : 881 Rue Lamontagne, Saint-Jérôme, QC J5L 1T8
Speed skating has a long history that can be traced back over 1000 years ago, when people used animal bones on their footwear to skate across frozen water.
Short track speed skating courses come in four distances: 500, 1000, 1500, and 3000, not to mention relay races! It takes place on a 111.12-metre oval track featuring tight, hard-to-maneuver corners, with side boards covered in foam mats for safety!
If you wanna try speed skating, check out: www.speedskating.ca
PassionHosting TV shows
Fun factLove sports
You may recognize him from his roles on Blackstone and Delmer & Marta, or you may have heard that he’s produced a few films and web series himself, but it’s time to get to know DARCY WAITE as host of That’s AWSM! Outgoing, sporty, goofy, warm, and entertaining, Darcy is down to try any and all of our AWSM activities… unfortunately he doesn’t often get to! He can recite every single line from every Will Ferrell movie ever made, and isn’t too crazy about vegetables, but there is nothing he loves more than meeting teens from communities all over Canada and helping them live their best AWSM lives – which makes him the perfect guy for the job!
Jennifer is an Algonquin youth from Kitigan Zibi in Quebec, currently living in Ottawa. A talented athlete in track and field, Jennifer has already competed at the North American Indigenous Games and dreams of someday competing in the Olympics! She loves her dog Pickles, Korean music and dramas, and hopes to visit Japan one day! In her free time she likes to watch Netflix and hang out with her sisters. Driven, hard-working, and competitive, Jennifer loves to challenge herself and push herself to the limits!
ProfessionOlympic Short Track Speed Skater
PassionTraining and Competing
Fun factKorean food is his favorite!
Charles Hamelin is a 34 year old Olympic athlete based in Montreal, Quebec. He is the winner of 5 Olympic medals, including 1 bronze, 1 silver, and 3 gold, and is one of the most decorated Canadian Olympians in history! When he isn’t busy training or competing, he enjoys playing video games, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. A little known fact about Charles is that he has a secret talent for drawing, and if he hadn’t become an athlete he would have studied to be an architect! He’s also a proud dog parent of Stella, an English bulldog with her very own social media account.