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This year’s Western Canada Games will be the first multisport event for Peter Majewski although he has been coaching in Canada for almost 20 years.
Peter is serious about all aspects of his athlete’s life, from training to more training He has been known to prescribe the occasional potato milkshake when he feels his athletes need to “bulk up” and he often supplements practices with cultural and language lessons in French and Polish, ensuring that none of his athletes will suffer from the sun because they forgot their chapeau.
Before coming to Canada, Peter paddled canoe for 16 years, and was a member of the Polish National Team for half of that time. He has two sons and the newest addition to his family is his adopted 6 year old Gordon Setter, “Parker”. Although he told us that his favorite food is broccoli, he has been known to willing accept fresh baked batches of cookies at practice to stay on his good side.
Peter is looking forward to seeing athletes from different disciplines competing for their province at the games, as well as winning the coaches’ race in Kamloops!
Article taken from the Canoe Kayak BC web site at
Sherry began paddling at RCKC in 1994 . Since then she has competed in sprint kayak, dragon boat, and outrigger sprint competitions. She rowed while attending university at UVic and UFV, and pursued competitive dragon boating, training at False Creek.
At the Nationals in 1996 and 1997, she won gold and bronze medals in K4 sprint kayaking. At the World Championships in Australia in 2007, her dragon boat team won the 2000m event . At the World Outrigger Sprint Championships in California in 2008, she won medals competing. In 2010 she took part in games in Hong Kong where she participated on the men/women’s team to win gold, and the women’s team for silver. She is a proud world champion but more importantly, she has coached dragon boat for at least 8 years.
Besides being a Level 2 NCCP kayaking coach, she has ample exercise knowledge as a fitness instructor and weight trainer. She holds Level 3 in current First Aid, which she also practices as a ski patroller in the winter. After having a university degree in biology and kinesiology, she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at UBC studying exercise physiology, and continues to enjoy coaching and paddling.
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