Adriana Lilley Osende

Birthdate: June 15, 2001
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Canoe Club: Mic Mac Canoe Club
Sport: Women’s kayak
Coach: Chris Chaisson

I started paddling in 2008 because some family friends recommend the summer camp at Mic Mac to my parents. Ever since then I fell in love with the sport and soon began the all year round training.

My first nationals was in my home town in 2016 on lake Banook in Dartmouth where I got my first national k1 medal and made my first Olympic hopes team. I am so thankful for all of the traveling that I have been able to do thanks to paddling. My mother is from Spain so I have also been able to train there and I’ve made some lifelong friendships.

I am looking forward to the many years to come filled with racing for Team Canada and meeting new people.


Olympic Hopes 2016 in Hungary 7th in the 500m A final

Olympic Hopes 2017 in Czech Republic 7th in the 500m and 200m A final

Olympic Hopes 2017 in Poland 200m A final

Pan Ams gold in 1000m K4 and K2 200m

2 time National champion in K1 200m.


Instagram: @adrililley


First year on the National Team:

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of winning K4 with my teammates
Objectives for the coming years?
Working towards making the Olympics
Why was Canoe Kayak the best sport?
Because of the people you meet and the community you become a part of
Canoe or kayak? Why?
Kayak, because you can have a higher stroke rate
What is Canoe Kayak’s biggest challenge?

Nickname: Adri
Role model: Lisa Carrington
Favourite training: Sprint endurance
Pre-race meal: Raisins
Post-race meal: Sushi and chocolate milk
Off-season interest(s): Downhill skiing
Other sport(s): Alpine Skiing
Guilty pleasure: Reality TV
TV show: Game of Thrones
Movie: Donnie Darko
Band: The Eagles