Brazilian Bobsleigh in Calgary


By: Kelly-Anne Roberts

It’s the Brazilian version of “Cool Runnings”! The Brazilian bobsleigh team is trying to raise money for the next winter Olympics in South Korea in 2018.

The team is based out of Calgary and will be hosting a fundraiser on October 5th called the Festa E Fundraiser. The event will have an all you can eat dinner, live entertainment, silent auction, and a meet and greet with the team.

The money from the fundraiser will go towards a new 4-man sled and to cover other expenses.

Head coach of the bobsled team Christiano Paes says they don’t get any support from the Brazilian government.

Paes says, “we thought about reaching out to our racing community, and see if Calgarians can support and help us with our Olympic dream.”

The team usually start with the Brazilian community but most are new to Canada and don’t have enough to donate.

The bobsled team was in the 2014 Sochi Olympics and is hoping to be able to compete once again in 2018.