Karen Furneaux

Assistant Coach

Karen is a world-renowned athlete and coach who has dedicated her career to the sport of paddling. With numerous accolades and accomplishments to her name, Karen is a true champion in her field. She has competed in numerous international competitions, including the Olympics, and has consistently achieved top results. In addition to her success as an athlete, Karen has also dedicated herself to coaching and developing the next generation of paddlers. She is highly respected in the paddling community and is known for her dedication, discipline, and commitment to excellence.

Some other facts about Karen include the following:

  • HLCol (Honorary Lieutenant Colonel) Canadian Armed Forces, 3 Military Police (3MP) Regiment
  • 3 x Olympian, 2 x World Champion and winner of 9 world championship medals
  • Inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame (2016) and Included in the Top 15 athletes in Nova Scotia Sport History
  • MSc Kinesiology (Dalhousie University '05), BSc Hon. Kinesiology (Dalhousie University '00)
  • Author, Strong Beauty: Power Up the Champion Within (Amazon.ca)
  • Professional speaker and worked as an analyst, CBC Olympic Broadcasts, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.