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Fortino and Price visit Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

Laura Fortino (L) with teammate Meghan Agosta-Marciano
Laura Fortino (L) with teammate Meghan Agosta-Marciano
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According to the Canadian Olympic Committee in a press release, Canadian Olympic gold medalists Laura Fortino of Hamilton, Ontario and Brian Price of Belleville, Ontario visited the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto on Wednesday.

The gold medalists who were joined by rhythmic gymnasts Rosie Cossar and Anastasiya Muntyanu, rower Jane Thornton and baseball player Jonathan Lockwood visited the hospital to decorate easter eggs, make chocolate matzah crunch and participate in a bunny hop hunt.

Fortino won a gold medal for Canada in women's hockey at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, while Price was in the Canadian boat that won a gold medal in the men's eights rowing competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Price also won a silver medal in the men's eights at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Price, who is a cancer survivor, recently retired from the sport of rowing. He was considered one of the top coxswain in the world.

Fortino had one assist in five games at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Her lone assist was on Marie-Philip Poulin's gold medal winning goal that she scored at 8:10 of the overtime period as Canada defeated the United States 3-2 on February 20.

A member of Cornell University, Fortino is majoring in nutritional sciences. A defenseman, Fortino was one of four first time Olympic defensemen who were playing for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The Hospital for Sick Children is located at 555 University Avenue in Toronto. It is one of six children hospitals in Canada. According to Wikipedia, it first opened in 1875. The founder was Elizabeth McMaster, who married the nephew of William McMaster, a Canadian senator who founded McMaster University in Fortino's hometown of Hamilton. Elizabeth McMaster also worked at hospitals in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.