Alanna Bray-Lougheed

This place… @burloakcanoeclub ✨🕷 My second home for the past 18 years. The coaches (Adam O, @e.w.huntergeorge, @cloldershaw, Scott O, @larrycaincanoe, @rsarge75 & many others), the training partners, mentors, and friends, the 16-mile creek, the boat bay and weight room, Thursday night war canoe, laps around the parking lot- everything has led me to where I am today. Grateful is an understatement. This club is a community that goes beyond gold-medal performances. Burloak has created an environment built on teamwork, integrity, honesty, hard work, and friendship. It is a place I am so proud to call my home club. Between the years of endless summers, and times where I was away more often than not, this club has always been there for me and truly helped me excel in this sport from a young age. Tie-dying shirts is a long standing tradition, done at the end of the summer with the elementary program. This year, @tessalovv created the BEST t-shirts (#ABL93) for us to dye. I’m so glad I was there to join in on the fun and share a bit of my Olympic experience. #community #oakville #burloak #canoe #kayak #summercamp #olympian #tiedye #family

And just like that, the Tokyo Olympic Games are over. Bittersweet emotions over the past week of racing, but always reflecting, learning and moving forward. Despite the hard feelings, I am so proud of how we stood together as a team and how our entire women’s kayak group grew over the last 5 years. It was so amazing to be apart of @teamcanada and see us break a new record for total medal count!! So many amazing performances which undoubtedly inspired a nation. Thank you to everyone, near and far, for all of your messages over the past couple of weeks. They truly meant the world. Arigato Japan 🇯🇵🤍 📸: @teamcanada @canoekayakcan @rbc @rbctrainingground #rbcolympian #tokyo2020

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Staring down at opportunity. Feeling good going into day 1 of racing tomorrow! I’ll be driving our black beauty with my engine @maddycschmidt in the back. Later in the week, we will team up with big guns @andreannelanglois and Michelle in K4 💪💪 Full schedule of events can be found on @teamcanada app or Olympics.com ! I’ll be racing August 2,3,6,7 (JST). Grateful for all of the support from back home in 🇨🇦. Let’s do this!! @teamcanada @canoekayakcan #tokyo2020 #sprintkayak @rbc #rbcolympian

We made it ✌️🇯🇵 Taking it all in over our first few days here at the Olympic Village! Everything has been above expectations (yes… even the cardboard beds). We took our first strokes at the Sea Forest Waterway yesterday and are so excited for next week when the blocks go down. Racing starts August 2!! 🤜🤛 @canoekayakcan @teamcanada @tokyo2020 @rbc #rbcolympian #tokyo2020 #icfsprint #sprintkayak

Swipe ➡️ to see @chadbrooks80 showing us how it’s really done, during our last training in Canada 🏎💨 This crew finished our last strokes in Montreal and we’re getting super excited to leave tomorrow morning for @tokyo2020 ! Thanks to @canoekayakcan for making us feel super special during this last week of preparations. Thanks to @apogee.sports and @tescasport for the fancy new racing kits. We can’t wait to show them off on the race course. @cbcolympics @teamcanada #tokyo2020 #icfsprint #sprintkayak #teamcanada #teamoakley

Good thing we all picked kayaking as our sport of choice!! (Can you guess which Olympic sport we each picked for pic #1??) @funsports.fun is an amazing charity that we are proud to support. This year during Tokyo 2020, FUNsports is offering a discount on all merch purchased through their website (on their page). ALL of the proceeds go towards helping kids access sports. Something near and dear to our ❤️. #FUNsports

🏳️‍🌈Today and everyday, @canoekayakcan Women’s Kayak stand with all members of the LGBTQ2S+ communities. We are proud to join @burloakcanoeclub and @nelocanada and raise money for the @the519 which is dedicated to the advocacy for inclusion of these communities. The #pride themed stickers are a fun way to show your support and they also look amazing on your boat or paddle (among many other things!). Go check out @nelocanada page and get your stickers at the link in their bio. All proceeds until July 10th go towards the @the519 !!! #pride2021 #pridecanoekayak

Fixing my shirt or hiding my sunburn 🙃 Fully enjoying some time at home, soaking up all the warm weather before I head to Montreal for our next training camp! #☀️