Famous Burlingtonians

Donna Vakalis - Olympian -Modern Pentathlon

Vakalis was born in Toronto, Ontario and lived in Burlington where she attended Robert Bateman High school.  She has competed in the Olympic games in London 2012 and Rio in 2016. She competes in the Modern Pentathlon which is a comprised of five very different events: fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting, and a 3200 m cross-country run.