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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Back on August 30th, 2016 I announced an $86,000 investment in four of our amazing paddling clubs through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. I'm happy to see this funding making a difference at the clubs in our community!

Senobe Aquatic Club:
$40,000 non-repayable contribution to Senobe Aquatic Club supported the installation of new windows and siding; replacing the facility’s roof; installing ventilation in the boat bays; and exterior painting on the boat bays and shed.

Banook Canoe Club:
$20,500 non-repayable contribution to Banook Canoe Club—one of the oldest paddling clubs in Canada—is helping preserve the organization’s historic clubhouse. The upgrades included: repairing and re-shingling the roof; replacing a retaining wall; fixing water damage; improving the wheelchair access ramp; and conducting exterior painting to the building.

Mic Mac AAC (real club account):
$20,250 non-repayable contribution allowed the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club to purchase and install an energy efficient heating system. The new system is expected to lower the Club’s overall operating costs.

Abenaki Aquatic Club:
$5,250 non-repayable contribution allowed the Abenaki Aquatic Club to make upgrades to its clubhouse including: replacing a beach wall; and making repairs to the grounds, walkways, and basketball bleachers.
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