“American Gothic” with Diane and Dr. Douglas Clement, aka #HBD @dclement007

This is truly the most inspiring couple in Canada!  Their lust for life is infectious and I thank them for their generosity, guidance, wisdom and friendship all these years!  Happy Birthday, Doug!

Diane and Doug Clement

From Whitecap:

Diane Clement was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and has led an eventful life. Not only was she a sprinter on the 1956 Canadian Olympic team and a bronze medalist at the 1958 Commonwealth Games, Diane is also an accomplished chef. Diane has authored the bestselling Chef on the Run series, is the former co-owner/chef of the TomatoFresh Food Café and also former host of Global TV’s “Saturday Chefs.” Diane is an active member of the Vancouver community, having been on the Board of Directors for the Bid Committee of the 2010 Olympic Games, as well as the Board of Directors for the Vancouver International Film Festival, to name a few.

Dr. Doug Clement was born in Montreal, Quebec, and is a former Olympic and Commonwealth athlete andcoach. As co-founder of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, he taught andpracticed sports medicine for over 20 years at the University of BritishColumbia. Highly regarded for his insight into athletics from an educational,medical, and business standpoint, Doug has served as the director for several organizations including the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Vancouver Sun Runand the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. He has also been honoured withmany academic and professional awards including the Order of Canada and theCanadian Olympic Hall of Fame.

Diane and Dr. Doug were married in 1959, have two children, Jennifer and Rand, and three grandchildren. Doug and Diane live in Vancouver,BC and are in demand speakers for many organizations. As founders of one of Canada’s strongest track and field clubs, the Richmond Kajaks, the city of Richmond recognized this couple by creating Clement Track at Minoru Park.

Photo by Rob Sombilon

 

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