Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
Grant Connell of West Vancouver, a former world doubles champion and star of Canada's Davis Cup men's national tennis team, is a member of the Athlete Advisory Board of Fortius Sport & Health. Now a prominent realtor for Sotheby's International Realty, Connell brings with him sport experience as an international athlete, coach, tournament director and administrator. His 360-degree experience and track record in sport gives him such a unique standing among Canadian sports personalities.
Steve Nash is a retired professional basketball player and two-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, having starred as the point guard for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers during 19 seasons in the NBA. The Victoria native is a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer, and the GM of Canada Basketball's Senior Mens National Team. He is one of the most accomplished professional athletes in Canadian history, both on and off the court. Nash is highly-regarded for his advocacy of the power of sport to transform lives and for giving back to the community through his own Foundation.
Richard Zokol, a member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, is a member of the Athlete Advisory Board of Fortius Sport & Health. Zokol, who also heads up the Predator Ridge Academy, is regarded as among the most progressive thinkers in the Canadian golf industry and has a reputation for his advocacy of both high performance techniques and greater inclusivity in golf participation. He continues to serve as a consultant on player development to Golf Canada.
Johan Olav Koss
Johann Olav Koss, one of the best speed skaters in history and now the Chief Executive Officer of the children's humanitarian organization Right To Play, is a four-time Olympic gold medalist for his home country of Norway. He is as synonymous with sport as a tool of social change and development as he is with his four gold medals and one silver medal at the Winter Olympics of 1992 and 1994.
Trevor Linden is one of only three players to have their numbers retired by the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. He personifies the strength of character of the athletes who have inspired our Fortius Foundation and who will define Fortius Sport & Health in the years to come. Building on his reputation for leadership and work ethic on the ice, Linden has become synonymous with community investment and community enhancement through the power of sport.