Mark Oldershaw

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  • Birth Place: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Canoeist
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  • Bert Oldershaw, his grandfather, founded the Mississauga Canoe Club in 1958.
  • Began canoeing at the age of 7 and grew up around the sport.
  • Is a third-generation Olympic canoeist, with his grandfather, father and two uncles having competed in past years.
  • Took gold in both the C-1 500m and C-1 1000m events at the 2001 World Junior Championships.
  • Qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and won the bronze medal in the C-1 1000m race at the 2012 Olympics in London.
  • Was the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
  • Represented Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but failed to medal.
  • Is a member of the board of directors for Project CANOE, a philanthropic organization that sends underprivileged youth on canoe trips.


  • Bert Oldershaw — Grandfather
  • Adam Oldershaw — Brother
  • Connie Lee Oldershaw — Mother
  • Tessa — Sister
  • Reed Oldershaw — Uncle
  • Annamay Pierse — Wife
  • Scott Oldershaw — Father
  • Dean Oldershaw — Uncle
  • Josephine Oldershaw — Daughter


  • Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (BA in English, 2010)


  • Birth Place: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Canoeist

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