While Canada focuses on today’s Olympians, some of those same Olympians are focusing on the athletes of tomorrow.

Eighteen of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes have come together to help raise money for Right to Play.

Athletes like Calgary’s own Hailey Wickenheiser are featured in the 16-month calendar that went on sale this week.

All proceeds from the calendar will go to support the international humanitarian organization Right to Play.

“I think athletes in particular recognize the importance of sport for development because it’s where we all got our start,” said two-time Olympic medalist Beckie Scott.

Scott is also the special adviser to Right to Play for Western Canada.

“The thought of a child somewhere in the world that does not have that opportunity … to engage in sport is really something that strikes a chord,” Scott said.

At yesterday’s launch Scott, Kyle Shewfelt, Mellisa Hollingsworth and Emily Brydon signed the calendars for the first 500 shoppers.

“I think the athletes are great and what they’re doing is great and they should be supported,” said Adriene Stewart, who bought a calendar at yesterday’s event.