CanoeKayak Canada names National Team Manager and National Programs Manager

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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to welcome Natalie Brett as its new National Team Manager and to name Julie Beaulieu as its National Programs Manager.

“We’ve restructured two positions to make our team even stronger,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director. “Natalie and Julie both have impressive skill sets and I know working in collaboration they will be a driving force in taking our high performance program to the next level.”

Natalie Brett is coming to CanoeKayak Canada from the host committee of the Glagow 2014 Commonwealth Games where she played the role of Sport Entries Coordinator. She’s also worked in supporting positions for the Commonwealth Games Federation along with the Commonwealth Federations for Canada, Botswana and the Falkland Islands.

Natalie has worked as a program coordinator for Kidsport Ottawa and for the City of Ottawa’s Girls n’ Women and Sport program. She holds a Masters in Sports Management from Bournemouth University and a B.Sc. in Exercise Science from Concordia.

As the National Team Manager, Natalie will work closely with National Team athletes, coaches and the Integrated Support Team to manage logistics for assigned training camps and competitions. She will manage the budget and play a key role in high performance planning. Natalie will start on August 18 and will travel with the Pan American Championships Team to Mexico City in September for her first tour.

Julie has worked for CanoeKayak Canada for the past two years as Development Coordinator. She has a background in the sport as an athlete, coach and club builder. She has used her “in the trenches” knowledge to develop several resources to help coaches and clubs. She has been immersed in the management of the high performance programs this past year and has been involved with everything from developing reports for Own the Podium to managing National Team logistics in Europe.

Her new role will include managing the annual high performance review and planning session, coordinating Sport Canada carding, organizing National Team Trials and managing logistics for assigned team training camps and competitions. She will also continue to bridge between the domestic and coaching programs to ensure the high performance program is well integrated with the club system.

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


Media Contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada