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Pickering Rouge Canoe Club - Inspiring young paddlers in our communities since 1958

Our Coaches

Head Coach – Rebecca Fanok

Rebecca began her paddling career at the Rouge in the 90’s as a bantam paddler. As she progressed in her paddling career, she trained in both Hungary and Greece. While training abroad Rebecca successfully competed internationally and has many top three finishes. She returned home to her paddling roots in May 2016 to become PRCC’s Head Coach. While at PRCC Rebecca has successfully completed her ICF level 3 coaching certificate making her one of the few coaches in Canada to have that title. She has taken 2 athletes to the World Marathon Championships, coached with Canoe Kayak Canada at international regattas and built PRCC’s Special Olympic program to be the most successful in Canada from 2019 to date. Rebecca has worked hard to build the calibre of athletes that PRCC produces at all levels and to build an inclusive culture that PRCC welcomes all.

She can be reached at rebecca.fanok@pickeringrouge.ca or at the Club phone number at (905) 767–3330.

Youth Programs Coordinator – Tristan Forgie

“Hi, my name is Tristan and I am the Youth Programs Coordinator at PRCC. I will be working with both the Bantam and Camp programs. This will be my sixth year working with the club, and I am very excited to move into this new role after spending the previous three summers as the Bantam Lead/Assistant Coach. Outside of paddling, I am finishing my third year at Brock University in the Sport Management program, and enjoy officiating both hockey and soccer. I am looking forward to making sure each camper and bantam has a fun and safe summer with the club!”

He can be reached at tristan.forgie@pickeringrouge.ca or at the Club phone number at (905) 767–3330.

Specialty Programs Coordinator – Danielle Albers

“Hi my name is Danielle and I am the Specialty Programs Coordinator at PRCC. I will be working with the Masters, Special Olympics and Solo Paddling Together programs. My favorite part of these programs is watching new and experienced paddlers develop new skills and learn new things. I started paddling in 2009, and my love for paddling has only grown since then! I’m really looking forward to a great summer on the water!”

She can be reached at danielle.albers@pickeringrouge.ca or at the Club phone number at (905) 767–3330.

Lead Camp Coach – Caitlyn Armstrong

“Hello everyone! My name is Caitlyn Armstrong and I am super excited to be the Lead Camp Coach this summer! My favourite days at camp are the ones that end in Y; there is always something exciting to look forward to! When I’m not at camp, I love watching movies, reading, and listening to music (maybe I’ll get to share some of my favourite songs with you this summer!). I can’t wait to meet all of the wonderful people who are coming to camp this year, and having an awesome time together!”

She can be reached at caitlyn.armstrong@pickeringrouge.ca or at the Club phone number at (905) 767–3330.

Lead Sprint Coach – Liam Forgie

“My name is Liam Forgie and I am this year’s Lead Coach. I’ve been involved with the PRCC for about 7 years, with 4 of those years being dedicated to training K1 in the high-performance program. I’ve been lucky enough to coach in the summer bantam program for the past 5 years or so, and last year I was the lead camp councillor. I’m extremely excited to take on another year of coaching and look forward to finally getting back on water.”

He can be reached at liam.forgie@pickeringrouge.ca or at the Club phone number at (905) 767–3330.

Bantam Sprint Coaches

Canoe Camp Coaches

Masters and All-Abilities Coaches

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