Mark Tewksbury
Journey Participant

Mark Tewksbury first came to prominence as an Olympic gold medal swimmer. In 1998, Tewksbury became Canada’s first sports hero to openly declare his homosexuality and started the national conversation on the taboo subject of gays in sport. Since that time, Mark has been an outspoken advocate for inclusive and safe sport spaces for all. He is currently the Vice Chair of Special Olympics Canada, and is a Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee.