Thursday, July 19, 2012

Carol Anne Chenard

Soccer referee, microbiologist

Born in Prince Edward Island; grew up in Ottawa; lives in Orleans.

Has a wide-ranging athletic career with a background in speed skating, basketball, volleyball and soccer.

Attended Colonel By Secondary School in Ottawa and was senior athlete-of-the-year in her graduating year; played for the Gloucester Hornets soccer team.

Attended the Canadian short-track national team’s training centre, as well as completed a PhD in microbiology and immunology at McGill University.

Is the owner of six World Cup short-track speedskating medals and a one-time world record holder in the 3,000-metre relay.

Combines a career as head of Regional Compliance Program of Controlled Substances at Health Canada with coaching at her home Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club and soccer refereeing.

Became a FIFA referee in 2006, operating on a national level. In 2008, she began officiating international matches, including the U20 Women’s World Cup tournament in Chile and the Women’s World Cup final in Germany.

Will be the only Canadian soccer referee at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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