Voisine awarded the 2014 IOC Trophy for Sport and Art for his Canadian Olympic anthem “Living Out My Dreams”
Saturday, April 18, 2015 — TORONTO — The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced Saturday that Roch Voisine, a Juno Award winning artist and Officer of the Order of Canada has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Trophy for Sport and Art.
Introduced in 1985 by the IOC to promote the teaching of Olympism from various sectors, this year the IOC decided to honour individuals in the area of artistic expression who have left a lasting legacy through art.
Chosen by a panel of judges appointed by the COC, Voisine’s hit and Olympic anthem, “Living Out My Dreams,” was selected as this year’s recipient from a shortlist of incredible artists and creators from across Canada.
Voisine accepted the award at a COC Board and Session dinner, hosted at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, in front of more than 150 Olympians, coaches and sport leaders in Canada.
“Congratulations to Roch Voisine on this tremendous honour. Roch’s Olympic lyrics, dedicated to Canada’s athletes, and his passion for the Olympic Movement in Canada is truly outstanding. He is a deserving recipient and truly exemplifies the essence of this prestigious award.”
Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
“The song Living Out My Dreams is a tribute to all of Canada’s athletes and coaches – to their excellence, their determination and most of all, to their ability to push beyond their perceived limits. I am so proud to be associated with the Canadian Olympic Team, and this is a great honour. On behalf of my co-writers, Anika Paris and Dean Landon, I wanted to thank everyone associated with this project.”
Roch Voisine, 2014 IOC Trophy for Sport and Art recipient and Juno Award winning artist