Yannick Laviolette

Birthdate: December 12th, 1995

Hometown: St-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC

Canoe Club: Kayak Valleyfield

Sport: Men’s Canoe

Coach: Anthony Colin / Louis-Philippe Légaré

Instagram: @yannick_c1_can

Yannick Laviolette’s first canoe race was at Nationals in 2012, and his first year on the national team was in 2013! He trains in Valleyfield, Quebec but has also trained with the Ottawa River Runners.

Yannick loves the community that canoe kayak has given him and he is training hard to be able to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo!


Nickname: Yan

Favourite training: Paddling

Pre-race meal: Food

Post-race meal: Poutine

Other sport(s): Kayak polo

Guilty pleasure: Dessert

Superhero: Iron man

Favourite word: Challenging