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  • SportiCal Grant Recipient
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Nathan Gillen

Organization Pickering Rouge Canoe Club
Stage FUNdamentals
Coach Rebecca Fanok
Age 11
Hometown Toronto
Achievements 2018 Ontario Summer Games Special Olympic
K1 Bronze
K2 Silver

2018 WOD Special Olympics
K2 Snowball

Nathan has developed confidence since starting kayaking with PRCC this summer!
Goals Nathan began the kayak program with the following goals:

1. Build muscles
2. Paddle with my best friend Sebastien
3. Save up to buy a boat
Story Nathan has grown so much as a person and as part of the PRCC and CKC team this summer.

Autism does not define him. He demonstrates to himself and to his peers that he shares the same love and commitment to this sport as they all do. On any given day, you’ll find Nathan finding comfort in a boat, paddling up the river with his pal. ❤️

He has built so much confidence in himself and his skills and his abilities in discovering kayaking and the PRCC family. What a wonderful sport and experience!
Posted November 22, 2018
Grant received December 31, 2018

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