Real Farmers. Real Athletes. A quick look at the athletes Egg Farmers of Ontario is helping to fuel through eggs-citing partnerships.
Mississauga, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) announced today a three-year partnership with Tyler McGregor, Captain of Hockey Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team, positioning eggs as the Official Breakfast Protein of Tyler McGregor.
Tyler is not only known as a world-class athlete, but is also considered a community leader and role model for young athletes. At the age of 15, following a leg injury obtained while playing AAA hockey, Tyler received the difficult news that he had Spindle Cell Sarcoma, the same type of cancer as Canadian hero Terry Fox. To save his life, Tyler had to have his leg amputated.
Despite this obstacle, Tyler changed direction and found a new way to compete on the ice through sledge hockey. His passion for the game directed his focus and with a lot of hard work and determination, he has become an incredible athlete and inspiration to many.
“Egg Farmers of Ontario considers it a privilege to support Tyler McGregor,” said Scott Helps, EFO Chair. “Not only is he a remarkable athlete, but he is also someone who represents the same values as our farmers – he understands that hard work, dedication and a passion for what you do will lead to great things.”
Tyler began playing sledge hockey in 2011 and made the Canadian men's para ice hockey team in 2012. In his international debut at the age of 18, he recorded a goal and two assists to help Team Canada win a silver medal at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.
As a member of Team Canada at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships, McGregor recorded 12 goals to tie as the tournament leader and win a gold medal.
Heading into 2022 Tyler and the rest of team Canada have their eyes set on the world's stage this coming February.
Tyler McGregor (Team Canada) competition dates:
November 5-7, 2021 Cruisers Cup
A little over four years ago, Team Homan came out on top of the gold medal game against the Russian team to become the World Champions with a score of 8-3. Not only was this the first gold medal for Canada since 2008, but Homan and her team also became the first team to go undefeated in the tournament's history. Team Homan continues to dominate the women’s curling circuit today.
Egg Farmers of Ontario proudly supports Team Homan as they continue their quest for Beijing.
Team Homan competition dates:
November 2-7, 2021 National Grand Slam, AB
November 20 - 28 Olympic Curling Trials, SK
Valérie Grenier, the daughter of St. Isidore egg farmers Nathalie and Gabriel Grenier, has been turning heads on the alpine circuit. Coming off a great performance and a 7th place finish at the Skiweltcup Solden, Valérie looks to build on this moment as she has her sights on the up and coming games in February of 2022.
Egg Farmers of Ontario along with the Fédération des producteurs d'œufs du Québec are proud to sponsor Valérie in her athletic endeavors.
Valérie Grenier competition dates:
November 27, 2021 GS Killington, Vermont
Lois is a dual-discipline athlete, competing both in canoe and kayaking. She has a well decorated history in the sport, earning herself 15 National Championships across both canoe and kayaking and has been a member of the Canadian National Team for three years.
Egg Farmers of Ontario is proud to support Lois and continue fueling Canadian athletes on their way to success.
2022 Schedule TBD