CNA2015 Welcomes Canadian Olympian and Amazing Race Canada Host Jon Montgomery
By Romeo St-Martin
Canadian Nuclear Association
Jon Montgomery delighted Canadians by winning Gold in Men’s Skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Now, as host of The Amazing Race Canada, he is a charming ambassador for our country’s most beautiful sights. Whether he’s in snowy Nunavut, on a lentil farm in Saskatchewan, or on stage presenting a keynote speech, Montgomery is genuinely funny and always inspiring.
Montgomery will speak on the final morning of CNA2015 to energize our members.
Proudly Canadian, Jon Montgomery says that being the host of The Amazing Race Canada has given him an even greater appreciation for the country.
“I already had a profound sense I was a lucky man to be Canadian, but doing this show, you get to meet other Canadians, you get to see how they interact with the racers and a sense of commonality amongst the people.”
The Amazing Race Canada recently finished airing its second season.
Jon’s personal story is an inspiration for all.
He went from beginner on a skeleton track to the top of the medal podium at the Winter Games in just eight short years.
Jon got his start in skeleton racing in March 2002, after witnessing a skeleton race at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park while on a self-guided tour with his parents.
One week later, Jon experienced the exciting sport first hand at a Discover Skeleton School. He hasn’t looked back since.
Over the next few years, Jon steadily climbed the rankings while sailing head-first down frozen tracks all over the world. First competing on the America’s Cup and Europa Cup circuits, Jon has competed on the World Cup Tour and Senior National Team since 2006
Jon has also captured Silver at the 2007/2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, and has earned eight World Cup medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) and five Canadian National titles to date.