Julian Potvin-Bernal

Name: Julian Potvin-Bernaljulian-potvin-bernal
Sport: Canoe/Kayak
Hometown: Chelsea, QC
Nickname: Jules

Favorite Sport Memory:
Watching the last kayak cross the finish line during 2010 Team Trials at Rutherford, BC, and realizing I had finally re-qualified for the National Team.

Favorite Quote:
If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record
– Anonymous

CAN Fund Testimonial:
I was in the middle of a training session a few days before the National Championships when our High Performance Director broke the news to me. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so relieved! Receiving the CAN Fund made it possible for me to compete at the 2010 World Championships, pay next year’s coaching fees, and replace my aging racing canoe. Before I was awarded this money, I was going to hit a financial dead end within weeks. Thank you so much CAN Fund for allowing me to continue in my sport.

Best Result:
2008 National Champion – Jonquiere, QC

Fun Facts:
I was homeschooled right up until university, and have been a vegetarian since around the age of 4.