(Note from Editor of website – Karen: I am so sorry that this is only being posted now. I thought it was done, and I just found a note from Joan that she had sent quite a long time ago asking me to make sure this was completed. My apologies. It should have been posted right from the beginning.)
I’m not sure how to properly thank GO Rowing & Paddling Association and my home club, Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre for all the support they have provided for me over the years as I have trained and worked toward the goal of reaching the Paralympics.
They provided unprecedented financial support which allowed me the benefit of having a coach boat at each of my training sessions. This is unusual and made a huge difference for me in my training. They also subsidized my season fees.
Their support was not only financial, but they provided me with every possible form of practical support and encouragement. The Vernon Centre has an exceptional adaptive rowing program and has done so much to promote the sport. I am honoured to represent them and to be a member of the special program.
If you want more information, or would like to support the work of GO, you can find the information at their website: http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/events/index.php. For more information on the Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre, their website is: http://www.gorowandpaddle.org/centres/vernon.php