Olympians Named Queen's Plate Ambassadors

Canada's most decorated Olympian Penny Oleksiak | Getty Images

Penny Oleksiak and Kayla Sanchez, each a multiple medallist in swimming at the recently completed Summer Olympics in Tokyo, have been named celebrity ambassadors for this Sunday's C$1-million Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

“At Woodbine Entertainment we are so proud of our Canadian Olympians and how they represented our country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “We are thrilled to have Penny and Kayla participate in the traditions of The Queen's Plate which will also serve as a reflection of the gratitude and pride we have for them and all of our Canadian Olympic athletes.”

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Sanchez will serve as the celebrity drawmaster when post positions are handed out for the Queen's Plate. Oleksiak, Canada's most decorated Olympic athlete after picking up three medals in Tokyo, will attend Sunday's race and will perform the ceremonial call of 'rider's up!'

The Queen's Plate breakfast will be hosted by Jason Portuondo. The festivities are scheduled to commence at 10 a.m. ET and a live stream will be available through Woodbine.com.

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