Birthdate: October 3, 1993
Hometown: Maple Ridge, BC
Canoe Club: Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club
Sport: Men’s kayak
Coach: Fred Jobin
Brian Malfesi started paddling in 2005 to follow in his brother’s footsteps. His early years are what made Brian fall in love with paddling. He made many friends, and the paddling community became like a second family to him.
Brian’s first international experience came in 2010, when he was selected to represent Canada in Mexico City for the Pan American Championships. He also competed at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. Since then, he represented Canada at U23 and Senior World Championships.
In 2013, Brian was proud to be representing Team BC at the Canada Summer Games, in Sherbrooke.