"Born-and-raised in Calgary, Alberta, Gilmore Junio has been an athlete borne from the legacy of Calgary 1988 Olympic Games.
Transitioning from hockey to speed skating at the age of 13, Gilmore has developed into one of Canada’s premier sprinters on the ice, winning multiple Word Cup medals and proudly representing Canada at World Championships and on the biggest stage of them all, the 2014 Olympic Games. Although, what he didn’t do at those Olympic Games may be what he is most known for – not racing and giving his spot in the 1000m race to teammate Denny Morrison because he believed that he had a better chance at a medal, the two of them provided Canada a truly Canadian moment and a silver moment to celebrate. A proud Albertan, Gilmore competed at the Alberta Games, represented Alberta in the 2007 Canada Winter Games, attended the 2010 Olympics through the ASRPWF’s Pathway to Excellence Program, is a multi-year grant recipient through Podium Alberta grant and looks forward to representing Alberta and Canada at the 2018 Olympics. The Alberta Sport Connection is honored to have Gilmore as the Master of Ceremonies for the Alberta Recognition Awards Banquet at the 2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference.”