Canoe Kayak BC is pleased to announce the hiring of Gillian Fedechko as the Sport Development Coordinator. Among her responsibilities are Aboriginal Long-Term Athlete Development; BC Games; BC School Dragon Boat Championships; CanoeKids on the Road; and Community Coach Education.
Gillian paddled with the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club from 1999 to 2010. Her competitive highlights include three silver medals at the 2005 Canada Games 2005; gold and silver medals at the 2006 Pan-Am Championships and multiple Canadian Championships medals from 2003 to 2010.
Following her successful competitive career, she coached at the Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club in Maple Ridge. She also coached at the 2010 and 2014 BC Games, 2009 Canada Summer Games and 2011 Western Canada Games.
“I am passionate about lifelong fitness and helping people get active,” says Gillian. “It is rewarding to help them find activities they enjoy and can do at any stage of life.”
Young paddlers in B.C. have previously benefited from Gillian’s knowledge. She has taught CanoeKids courses for our summer staff and worked in several communities and settings for this course.
Beyond her paddling experience, Gillian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of the Fraser Valley. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked at Golden Ears Physiotherapy where she helped WorkSafe BC and ICBC clients.
When she’s not working Gillian enjoys playing slo-pitch softball in the spring/summer, ultimate frisbee, and working out at the gym. She also enjoys cooking and baking at home and trying new recipes.
Gillian begins with CKBC on Monday, January 8 and can be reached at email@example.com or 604-465-5268