When all is said and done, it’s not the shots that won the championship that you remember, but the friendships you made along the way."
Elizabeth Kraft (Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club – Nanaimo) is one of the few paddlers who began her paddling career in a canoe. She said after paddling K2 and getting stuck in shallow water with a broken rudder, she decided to make the switch to canoe permanent. This will be her 2nd year canoeing and Liz enjoys improving her balance, speed and technique, and also loves meeting new people.
Liz’s main inspiration is Ashley Rowe. Ashley was her coach until her recent maternity leave and has always been helpful, giving her something to focus on for each and every practice. Her goals for this regatta are to try her hardest and come away a better paddler. Watch for her wearing her orange ‘crocs’! Having tackled the BC Summer Games last year Liz is excited to be a part of the Western Canada Games Team.