A Farewell Message from Coach Lynn Kanuka

A Farewell Message from Coach Lynn Kanuka

Over the past 25+ years, we’ve had the distinct honour of having Olympian Lynn Kanuka as our RunWalk Coach leading our participants safely on their journey to 10kms. When you saw the SunRun, you saw SportMedBC and Lynn Kanuka. She has been a guiding light and pillar not only within our running community here in BC but the running community across Canada and the world.

Lynn throughout her incredible running career set nearly a dozen national records from 1983 to 1989, and still holds the Canadian 10K road record. Lynn then became coach to Natasha Wodak in 2017. In 2019, Lynn was then named Sport BC’s Female Coach of the Year, a very well-deserved title.

After many years of coaching, we were sad to announce that Coach Lynn has announced her retirement from coaching as she is ready to move on to the next adventure in her life! While we are sad to lose Lynn as our beloved RunWalk Coach, we are incredibly happy for her as we know this next stage of her life is going to be just as amazing! We will miss hearing “Hey everyone, it’s me Coach Lynn” on Leader Training Day, her willingness to always share her incredible running tips and how special she always made everyone feel when she was around.

We are pleased to announce that Lynn has passed her baton onto Olympian Natasha Wodak who will be stepping in to continue Lynn’s amazing legacy.  We’re so excited to continue working with Natasha and look forward to learning all the wonderful training Lynn has bestowed upon her with our RunWalk participants for years to come!

Lynn, we are beyond thankful for the amazing years that you’ve dedicated to our beloved RunWalk participants and the continued growth of SportMedBC. We cannot even begin to express our gratitude for all your hard work, generosity, and endless support over the years. We’re so proud to have you as part of the SportMedBC family. We wish you all the best moving forward Lynn. We cannot wait to see what amazing adventures are on your horizon!


viaSport Return to Sport

As of March 11, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required.
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    • Reminder to the sport community to be respectful of people's differing comfort levels and that as we transition into this period, people may still choose to wear their mask.

As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccine will no longer be required.

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