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Welcome to the Paddle Pod, where we cover all things paddlesport.

Hosted by Olympian Andrew Russell with the ADCKC.
20 Episodes
When 4th place in the world makes you reconsider your goals and why you are competing in the sport, you know you are truly one of the best. Laurence shares her path in canoe, her excitement for the future, the Olympics, and dishes some info on how she gets pumped up for races... ***spoiler alert*** it involves dancing. 
In this quick update episode we chat about all kinds current events in paddling. We recap the June 16th 2000m and 5000m races, Trials #2 (upcoming National Team Trials), top athletes here training on Lake Banook with 3 National Teams presently training on site,Just Paddle It SeriesNational Indigenous Peoples Day, NAIG 2020, and efforts beyond to grow the ADCKC in a positive way. 
In this edition of the Paddle Pod we discuss the Atlantic Team Trials performances, standout performances, and we receive feedback from Sport Excellence Led Jake Jeannot and National Team paddler Craig Spence. 
We chat briefly about the past National Team Trials and the current National Team Trials #1 for Canadian team races. 
Peter Giles has been a lifelong contributor to the sport of paddling as a dedicated athlete, volunteer, and organizer. We chat about his experiences training and competing, where he sees the sport going and growing, women's canoe dominance, and much more. 
We chat with Sloan MacKenzie from Florida training camp. She shares the training load she's taking on, her approach to positive training, and her hopes and aspirations for the 2019 season. Definitely worth a listen! Special thanks to episode and ADCKC partner Made With Local for their continued support of paddling in this region and their specific support for women's canoe athletes!
When Jon Pike started coaching he was an ambitious athlete turned coach looking to build the sport and invest his energy in supporting developing athletes. Fast forward 10+ years and he's built a system at Maskwa Aquatic Club that's won two national championship and has produced many outstanding athletes like rising star Andrew Billard. In this episode we chat with Jon and Andrew about their experiences as coach and athlete, and their excitement for the upcoming season. This episode is sponsored by our tremendous partner Made With Local. As a company they produce delicious, local, nutritious healthy snack foods, and we are so happy to have their support. Check them out at you have any feedback or want to reach out find us at, and email us at
On this episode of the Paddle Pod we talk to two canoe sport enthusiasts who have a big vision for how the sport of canoe kayak can grow in Sackville at the Sack-a-wa Canoe Club.  
Talking club fitness championships. How the event unfolded, the excitement, the title winner, and more. Plus ADCKC is hiring in case you are interested. 
We chat with new ADCKC coach Kevin McIntyre for a quick rundown on his new role, approach to coaching, and why the East Coast is as friendly as advertised. 
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