Zone 4 - Fraser River

Harry Colhoun 

 Harry-Colhoun Hometown: Burnaby
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 13
Number of years paddling: 5-6 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: it has given me goals to achieve
2018 BC Summer Games goals: I really want to win a gold and to make new friends
Canoe kayak goals: my main goal is to make it to team bc
Other interests and hobbies: skateboarding
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: paddling 6 times a week and running on my off day
My coach: my coach is Peter and he has helped me improve alot by pushing me to keep up to the older paddlers
Role model: my role model is Tony Hawk
Highest achievement: my highest achievement is probably winning a u16 race
Other family members at Games: my dad is an official and my brother went the past years
Would choose this superpower: I would choose to be able to have less gravity than usual so I could jump higher

Lucas Fong 

Lucas-Fong Hometown: Port Moody
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 11
Number of years paddling: 2 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: I have made new friends through paddling and it is a great cross-training sport for me because I am also a competitive swimmer.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: I hope to get some personal best times and make some new friends.
Canoe kayak goals: I hope to one day make it to Canada Games.
Other interests and hobbies: I enjoy swimming and fishing.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I am training under Coach Ben Muench at BCKC, and we have been working on technique and starts.
My coach: My first Coach when I started paddling was Coach Wes Hammer and he inspired me to take up sprint kayaking. I am now training under Coach Ben Muench at BCKC.
Role model: My parents because they have been very supportive of my pursuit of many sports.
Highest achievement: Attaining the Top Overall Student and Platinum Athletic Award at my Middle School in 2018.  
Would choose this superpower: To be able to fly. So that I can travel and see the world for free.

Lauren Ko 

  Hometown: New Westminster
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 14

Landon McQuarrie

 Landon-McQuarrie Hometown: Surrey
CKBC Club: Fort Langley Canoe Club
Age: 14
Number of years paddling: 3 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: It has made me fit and have a good work ethic
2018 BC Summer Games goals: Podium in my c-1 races and push myself in all of my races
Canoe kayak goals: Make the national team
Other interests and hobbies: Travelling and volunteering at canoe kayak summer camps
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Ten practices a week
My coach: My coaches are Connor Fehr and Cory Rublee. They have helped me improve by pushing me at practice and focusing on technique.
Role model: My role model is Connor Fehr because he has shown me how to stay motivated and become a better paddler
Highest achievement: Three Canoe developments awards from the 2017 season

Sara Pollard

 Sara-Pollard Hometown: New Westminster
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 14
Number of years paddling: 1.5 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: I have become healthier, stronger and more confident in myself. The lake is somewhere I can go to hang out with my amazing paddling friends and even after a bad day my mood is always great.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To have fun, compete hard, try new things and make it to the podium.
Canoe kayak goals: To be able to go to Nationals in 2019.
Other interests and hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing my ukulele and shopping.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Leading up to the games I have been training four to five times a week, making sure I am eating healthy and getting lots of sleep.
My coach: My coach is Peter Majewski. He has encouraged me to try new boats that will make me faster, encouraged me to try new things and has put all of his time and effort to make every stroke perfect.
Role model: My family for supporting me and taking me to countless practices.
Highest achievement:
Being able to participate in the BC Summer Games!

Ingrid Rangel Ortega 

 Ingrid-Ortega Hometown: Coquitlam
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 12
Number of years paddling: 4 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: it has made me stronger
2018 BC Summer Games goals: to finish all of my races
Canoe kayak goals: to get a better time
Other interests and hobbies: tae kwon do
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: practice at least 3 times a week
My coach: Ben Muench and he gives me one on one time all the time
Role model: last year I had a teacher who really listened to me and my issues she was helpful
Highest achievement: my black belt
Other family members at Games: my brother sebastian he is also competing at canoe and kayak
Would choose this superpower: to be able to fly

Sebastian Rangel Ortega 

  Hometown: Coquitlam
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 15
Number of years paddling: 2-3 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: I am healthier
2018 BC Summer Games goals: to win
Canoe kayak goals: get better physically
Other interests and hobbies: sports, music, outdoors
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: vital and technical 
My coach: Peter; he helped me with technique
Highest achievement: good problem solver
Other family members at Games: My sister Ingrid, she is participating with me.
Would choose this superpower: be able to sleep instantly

AJ Thom 

 AJ Thom Hometown: Burnaby
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 12
Number of years paddling: 3 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: Paddling is a really fun sport. i've met lots of nice people and I enjoy taking part in regattas.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To get a podium finish in one of my races and to have fun!I'd like to achieve my best times and hopefully reach the podium.
Canoe kayak goals: I'd like to make it to Nationals one day.
Other interests and hobbies: I play baseball and I like cars.
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I paddle for 2 hours a day 4-5 days a week.
My coach: My coach is Peter, he has pushed me very hard and he improves my technique every day.
Role model: My role models are my parents because they are always giving up their time to help me follow my dreams.
Highest achievement: Going to the BC Winter Games in 2016.
Other family members at Games: My sister is also going to the games this year and she went to the winter games in 2016. My mom was an official at the winter games and she paddled for Canada in the 1990s.

Shayla Thom

 Shayla Hometown: Burnaby
CKBC Club: Burnaby Canoe & Kayak Club
Age: 15
Number of years paddling: 2 years
How paddling makes a difference in my life: It's been a great way to get exercise and to give me goals to work towards (for instance, competing at Nationals)
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To get a podium finish in one of my races and to have fun!
Canoe kayak goals: Hopefully to compete at nationals next year and make team BC
Other interests and hobbies: I love snowboarding in the winter and I also play soccer with Burnaby Girls soccer club
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: I have been training 2 hours a day, five times a week
My coach: My coach is Peter Majewski and even though I've only been training with him for a few months, he has pushed me to be the best I can be and given me some really helpful tips on my technique.
Role model: My mom.
Highest achievement: Going to the BC Winter Games in 2016.
Other family members at Games: My brother AJ is also competing in the canoe/kayak category.

Charlie Toth

  Hometown: Pitt Meadows
CKBC Club: Fort Langley Canoe Club
Age: 14

Head Coach: Ben Muench

 Ben-Muench Age: 28
Number of years paddling: 15 years
How paddling made a difference in my life: Paddling is what I do, work/sports/leisure, it's everything
2018 BC Summer Games goals: To coach successful teamboats
Canoe kayak goals: Making Nationals
Other interests and hobbies: Traveling and reading
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: Focused on teamwork
Role model: Hank Mcgregor (paddler)
Highest achievement: Graduating BA
Other family members at Games: My sister is the assistant coach for Zone 3.
Would choose this superpower: Super Power Mimicry, so I could copy other abilities

Assistant Coach: Kat Loutet

Kat-Loutet   Age: 17
Number of years paddling: 6 years
How paddling made a difference in my life: Paddling has made me into a healthier and more determined person. Additionally, paddling has allowed me to travel to new places across the country and meet new people that I now call my close friends.
2018 BC Summer Games goals: My goals are to gain coaching experience and to make sure that my athletes have as much fun as I did at past BC Games.
Canoe kayak goals: Do well at nationals this year, make the Canada Games 2021 team, and inspire younger athletes through coaching.
Other interests and hobbies: Hiking and travelling
Training program leading up to the BC Summer Games: My athletes have been focusing on improving their team boat skills leading up to the Games.
My coach: Peter Majewski is my coach and he has helped me improve by giving me technique tips and always pushing me to my limits.
Role model: All of my coaches and teammates
Highest achievement: Top 10 in the 6km at nationals last year
Other family members at Games: My sister is the assistant coach for Zone 3.
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