Kia Byers

Name: Kia Byerskia-byers
Sport: Canoe/Kayak
Hometown: Regina, SK

Favorite Sports Memory:
Although every season has special moments that create lasting memories. One that sticks out the most was in 2007 when I stood on the top of the podium, at the Pan Am Games, and heard O’ Canada. That experience brought tears to my eyes and has instilled a desire to hear it again. It is that memory that helps me to train harder and drives me to be better!

Favorite Quote:
Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, an hour, a day or a year. If I give up however, it lasts forever.
– Lance Armstrong

CAN Fund Testimonial:
With the support of CAN Fund I am able to dream big and chase after my dreams without worrying about the cost of living and training. Thank you for believing in the potential of Canadian Athletes!!!

Best Result:
3rd in the 4x K-1 200m Relay at the 2009 World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Fun Facts:
I love to go puddle jumping, especially with my 5 year old sister!!!