This past November SportMedBC was proud to induct two new Honorary Members Dory Boyer and everyone’s favourite RunWalk Coach, Lynn Kanuka. While Lynn has now retired from being an active part of SportMedBC, she remains busy helping to motivate and guide people with her big smile and infectious presence.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Coach Lynn Kanuka during one of her rare moments in her home in White Rock to hand deliver her Honorary Member Plaque.
It’s clear by the photos throughout her quaint White Rock beachside home that Lynn, a former Olympian and accomplished athlete, has made significant contributions to the world of sports and fitness. Her induction is a well-deserved recognition of her achievements and dedication to SportMedBC over the years.
Lynn Kanuka is an iconic figure in Canadian sports, having represented Canada in the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles, where she won the bronze medal in the 3000 meters race. She also won gold in the 1500 meters race at the 1987 Pan American Games held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kanuka’s outstanding performances and athletic abilities have inspired generations of Canadians and helped elevate the country’s profile in international sports.
Beyond her athletic achievements, Kanuka has been an advocate for fitness and healthy living, using her platform to promote the benefits of physical activity and encourage people to lead active lifestyles. She has also been involved in coaching and mentorship, helping young athletes develop their skills and reach their full potential.
Kanuka’s induction as an honorary member of SportMedBC is a testament to her ongoing contributions to our organizations and to the world of sports and fitness. As an organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness, SportMedBC recognizes Kanuka’s commitment to healthy living and her tireless efforts to promote physical activity and exercise to all walks of life.
In conclusion, Lynn Kanuka’s induction as an honorary member of SportMedBC is a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding achievements as an athlete, coach, and advocate for healthy living. Her dedication and commitment to SportMedBC over the last 20+ years promoting physical activity and fitness has inspired generations of Canadians, and we can all learn from her example.
Congratulations to Coach Lynn on this well-deserved honor!