Name: Kristin Gauthier
Sport: Sprint Kayak
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Favorite Sports Memory: Walking into the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies
How you got involved in your sport: : My father brought me down to the Rideau Canoe Club to watch the Canada Day regatta.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: : I was in elementary school when my Olympic dream was born. I didn’t know now what sport I wanted to compete in, but knew I had to represent Canada at the Olympic Games. The Olympics were in my heart and soul.
Favorite Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
– E. Roosevelt
CAN Fund Testimonial: The CAN Fund helps me focus on being the best I can be.
Best Result: 2nd K-4 500m World Cup Poznan Poland, 2009
8th K-4 500m World Championships, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 2009
10th K-4 500m, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Fun Facts:I love cross country skiing, reading, and cooking