Your 2021 Summer Camp Coaches!
Hi, I’m Anika. I am a recent Cairine Wilson high school graduate and I am so excited to be joining the coaching team! I am a lifeguard and some of my favorite activities are volleyball, hiking, and kayaking. I am looking forward to spending the summer on the water!
Hi I’m Ben, and I’m Petrie Island’s de facto “Animal Whisperer”. I’ve been kayaking for 8 years now, mostly here at Petrie, and I’d love to be able to pass on the same kind of amazing experience I’ve had to the next generation of paddlers!
Hi, my name is Brielle. I’m a very athletic and energetic person. I love being outdoors and learning new skills. I hope to spend a great summer with you!
Hi everyone, my name is Clara and I’ve been paddling for around 8 years. I’ve been a canoer for 4 years, and raced for team Ontario for the 2019 season. I’m excited to be a canoe coach this summer and to teach everyone some new skills!
I started paddling at Petrie way back when it was just a satellite program of Rideau’s. I used to get my mom to enroll me in the two-week program four times consecutively, so I could spend my whole summer paddling. Sadly, I don’t paddle competitively anymore, but I still totally love being on the water! I’m currently an undergraduate at the University of Ottawa for a Bachelor’s in Software Engineering, so feel free to geek out with me about techy things.
My name is Dan and I’m passionate about hockey and Lifeguard training. My dream is to become a veterinarian and own a large farm. I enjoy working with kids of all ages- this is going to be a fun and rewarding summer!
I’ve been training in the sport of flatwater sprint canoe-kayak for 6 years. I learned to paddle at Petrie Island, then had the opportunity to race for Carleton Place Canoe Club at the National Championships in 2019. I now train at Rideau Canoe Club and will be studying at Carleton University to achieve a Bachelor of Computer Science.
My name is Faith. I love being outside and going camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and canoeing. In my free time I often play the guitar or go roller-skiing. I look forward to being on the water everyday and getting to know you and the Ottawa River a little better!
I started paddling at Rideau Canoe Club at the age of 7. Despite having won three provincial championships in single boats, my favourite moments have always been with teammates. I look forward to challenging the kids at our club to mature as people and as athletes and I can’t wait to watch them develop the same kind of awesome friendships I’ve found in paddling!
Hey I’m Leah! I love sports, animals, music and the outdoors. I’m super energetic and love to get creative when taking on a project. Come have fun with me this summer!
Hi! My name is Leeya and I’ve been paddling for the past 5 years. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone this year and having a great time on the water!
I’ve been paddling with Petrie since before it was even a club. I love spending time outdoors and on the water. I also enjoy baking, painting, and playing the piano. I look forward to coaching again this summer and sharing my love of paddling with others.
Having helped keep Sarah sane in the summer of 2018 and 2019 as an Admin Assistant, I am back this year to lend a hand coaching. I am an upright bass player one year away from completing my Bachelor of Music in Toronto. I love rock climbing and being outdoors, and I’m looking forward to running the Leadership and Masters Programs this summer!
Hi! I’m Naomi. I’ve always had an appreciation for Petrie Island, because I live close-by. When I started paddling with the club last year, I saw Petrie from the perspective of the water, and I came to enjoy it even more. My coaching goal is to pass on my love for the uniqueness of the Island to club kids through the amazing sport of Canoe-Kayak!
Hi Everyone! I am Nathaniel Patel. When you meet me, you’ll notice right away that I am much taller and better looking than most guys my age. I am very athletic and I love playing hockey. I can’t wait to be part of the PICC team!
Hello, I’m Rébecca, a student at Ottawa U. I have always loved nature and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in sports for as long as I can remember and can’t wait to share these two passions this summer!
I’m a paddler that grew up at Petrie Island Canoe Club. I’m generally very playful, but I’m serious when it’s time to train. I love teaching our amazing sport and providing the kids with a great summer and lots of memories!
I started paddling in 2017, and it has totally changed my life! Becoming an athlete has helped me learn how to focus, apply myself consistently, and work towards goals. I love helping kids discover their potential through our sport!