Clara Hughes, Jared Funk to Present RBC Grants

By David Klassen

Clara Hughes

Two local Olympic athletes will be on hand for the opening of a new bank in Sage Creek today.

Hometown champions Clara Hughes (cycling and speed skating) and Jared Funk (wheelchair rugby) will celebrate Team Canada’s success at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in London. The pair is appearing on behalf of RBC, who is opening its newest branch is the southeast neighbourhood.

The athletes will announce RBC Olympian Grants for organizations which have touched their lives and fostered their love of sport. The event at RBC’s newest Winnipeg retail location includes an open discussion with Funk and Hughes, special activities for children and youth and a free BBQ lunch.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 50 Sage Creek Boulevard.