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.
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 🇯🇵🤍