National Geographic World Championship 2001

Team Canada wins silver

Date: August 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Team Canada: Walter Chan, Matthieu Beauchemin, Jean-François Ouellette and Pierre-Olivier D'Amours

Canada's team won silver at the fifth International Geographic Olympiad, which was sponsored by the National Geographic Society and held in Vancouver in August.

Team members Walter Chan, 14, of Toronto; Matthieu Beauchemin, 16, of Beauport, Quebec; Jean-François Ouellette, 15, of Edmundston, NB; and Pierre-Olivier D'Amours, 13, of St-Jacques, NB; finished just behind the United States, while Hungary's first-ever entry in the Olympiad earned bronze.

Canadian Geographic Sept/Oct 2001

Photo: National Geographic Society