One of the sports I really enjoy watching when I can is diving. I didn’t know anything about it or had ever seen it before until I came to Canada. My stepdaughter was an international level diver and Alan and I spent many an afternoon watching diving competitions in Montreal. I soon learned to appreciate the sport and the level of fitness of its athletes and met many of them personally, including Anne Montminy and Alexandre Despatie. Alexandre is simply adored in Quebec for not only his amazing skills but also for his super personality.

Here’s Alexandre teaching Rick Mercer how to dive:


Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

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