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Donovan Bailey and Joannie Rochette your official judges for "Defining Moments"

Elite athletes Donovan Bailey and Joannie Rochette will be judging the top stories on our Olympics-inspired storytelling map, Defining Moments, and choosing our English and French winners. 

Two inspiring judges

We're pleased to announce that track and field legend Donovan Bailey will be selecting the winner of the national Defining Moments storymap. (That is, on a break from his other current CBC gig, defending Esi Edugyan's Half-Blood Blues on this edition of Canada Reads.) Learn about Donovan's Defining Moment.

joannie-rochette-from-cbc.jpgMeanwhile, Olympic bronze medallist Joannie Rochette will judge the French initiative, Moments clés. She'll be just back from Sochi, where she's currently a figure-skating commentator for Radio-Canada. Learn about Joannie's Defining Moment.

Share your Defining Moment

For Donovan Bailey, it was looking at the finish line of a race and being changed forever by what he saw. For Joannie Rochette, it was learning how to lose. We all have moments that move us, that change us, and that define us. What's your defining moment? Tell us your story. You could win a tablet!

You have until 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, February 23rd to submit your story. 

And when it's uploaded, tell all your friends; the top 12 stories that go to our judges will be determined by public voting. So get your story on the map, and get the word out! 


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