Official – National Team
About Helene Morneau
The 1978 Canadian University Champion, Helene Morneau was the University of Laval’s Athlete of the Year. She began diving with the Quebec Region Diving Club prior to representing Rouge et Or where she competed at the provincial, national and international levels at both the junior and senior levels.
In 1980, Helene moved from being an accomplished athlete to an accomplished Official and has judged at the provincial, national and international levels, most notably representing Canada as our Olympic Judge in 2016. She has been recognized for her years of commitment by receiving numerous awards including the John Dickinson Award of Merit (2004) in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the sport of diving, finalist for the National Volunteer Action award from the Government of Quebec (2005), Honneur au Mérite / Grand bâtisseur at the Mérite Sportif R&Or (2010), Women of Excellence Award (2013) from the Women of Influence in Sport in Quebec, and multiple recognitions as Quebec’s Official of the Year and International Official of the Year (2019).
After receiving her Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1980, Helene operated a private practice for the next 37 years. She connected her professional life with her passion for diving by serving as the Physiotherapist for the Canadian Team at several Grand Prix events and the Commonwealth Games and World Aquatic Championships in 1986. Helene’s commitment to the sport is valued by Officials who know her as a professional and skilled judge who is willing to share her experience and mentor others.