CKBC's Legends


Aaron Rublee - Kamloops paddler with multiple World Cup medals


Aaron Rublee started paddling in Kamloops before moving to other clubs for training.

A multiple World Cup canoe medalist and a member of Canada's World Championships teams, he is now completing his Economics degree in Ottawa.  [read more]


Jason Rusu - Saskatchewan trailblazer and BC leader 

Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club’s Jason Rusu learned to paddle and race sprint kayak in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The first paddler from that province to be named to Canada’s national team, Rusu competed at world cups, world championships and the 1992 Olympics. [read more]

Gred-Redman Greg Redman - National Team paddler and Olympic physiotherapist

Originally a paddler in South Africa, Kelowna's Greg Redman joined Burnaby Kayak and Canoe in 1991 after his family immigrated to Canada. A sprint national team member from 1993-2001, Redman is now a successul sport physiotherapist who has participated in six Olympic Games.[read more]


 Alison-Herst Alison Herst - From running up Burnaby Mountain to world champion

A member of the North Bay (Ontario) Canoe Club, Alison Herst escaped the winter cold to train in B.C. The dual coast training paid off when she became a world champion in 1995. Now a paddling mom, Herst says kayaking taught her resiliency, self-confidence and perseverance.[read more]


Nicole Haywood – From Long Lake Nanaimo to World Champion

Originally from Nanaimo, Nicole Haywood began paddling in 2004. A member of Team BC at the 2005 and 2009 Canada Summer Games, she ultimately became World Champion in 2009. Now studying in Kingston, Ontario and still paddling, Haywood says the sport drove her to be her best self.[read more]


Kristin Bauder – A paddler with Olympic rowing dreams

Kristin Bauder began paddling at the Fort Langley Canoe Club in 2002. Fifteen years later she is still on the water, just turned around and rowing! As a rower, she represented Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games and 2014 World Championships. [read more]



Sue Holloway – History maker as a dual sport Olympian 

Sue Holloway made history in 1976 when she became the first Canadian woman to compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year. But her real success came after moving to B.C. for school and winter training. Although the 1980 Olympic boycott took one Olympics away, she retired with a silver and bronze medal after the 1984 Games. [read more]


Dari Fisher – Paddler, Coach, Teacher, Author

Dari Fisher has been involved in the sport of Flatwater Sprint Kayaking since 1991 (25 years). Since his first drop-in paddling session at the Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club, he has taken on many roles over the years as an athlete, a coach, a personal trainer, and a teacher. [read more]


Dr. Ian Mackenzie – From marathon to sprint and back to marathon

Dr. Ian Mackenzie began racing marathon in Kamloops. He switched to sprint and was a Team BC member at the 1985 Canada Summer Games in New Brunswick. After returning to marathon, his world championships and world cup results were best ever for North Americans. [read more]


Gillian Fedechko - Canadian & Russian National Championship medalist

Gillian Fedechko's paddling career spanned two decades, two countries and both paddling and coaching. While representing her home club, Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club, she won numerous national medals, represented Canada at the Pan American Championships and BC at the Canada Summer Games. [read more]

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