Jill D’Alessio

Jill has been involved in Sprint Canoe Kayak for 25 years now, 11 of those years she was on the Canadian National Team. During her time on the National Team she competed in the Olympic Games in 2004, finishing 8th overall and was 2x Pan American Games Champion (2003 and 2007). She competed in over 20 countries in multiple Junior World, Senior World Championships, Pan American Championships, and European Tours.

Following her retirement from competing she coached at Banook Canoe Club for three years and completed a law degree at Dalhousie University. She is currently a lawyer working in Halifax.

Along with being our Vice President, Jill also volunteers as an ambassador for Fast and Female. Fast and Female is a national organization dedicated to motivating and inspiring young females to remain in sport. Since November 2015, Jill has also volunteered as the Athletes Representative with Canoe Kayak Canada as a member of the High Performance Committee.

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