Your 2021 Summer Camp Coaches!

Anika
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Anika

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!

Ben
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Ben

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!

Brielle
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Brielle

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!

Clara
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Clara

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!

Connor
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Connor

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.

Dan
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Dan

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!

Emily
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Emily

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.

Faith
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Faith

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!

Julia
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Julia

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!

Leah
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Leah

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!

Leeya
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Leeya

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!

Maria
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Maria

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.

Matt
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Matt

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!

Naomi
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Naomi

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!

Nathaniel
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Nathaniel

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!

Rébecca
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Rébecca

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!

Tyler
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Tyler

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!

Victor
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Victor

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!