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Madison Hamilton, 2020 Head Coach & Athletic Director 

“Maddy” is finishing up her Kinesiology Degree at Dalhousie this year and pursuing further education to become a teacher. She paddled at Abenaki for 10 years as a child before moving to Senobe Aquatic Club for a number of years to further her paddling goals. 


Upon retiring from competition, it only made sense to make the transition into coaching, as she wasn’t ready to leave the sport and wanted to give back to the next generation and share her knowledge. Maddy is a natural born leader who deeply loves this sport and the atmosphere that surrounds it. 


With nearly 10 years of coaching under her belt, Maddy is the only female Head Coach in the Atlantic provinces and Abenaki is proud to have her represent us. She brings with her not only experience in the sport but also a deep understanding of the body, muscles groups, training plans and she knows what it takes to be successful in canoe/kayak.


Maddy is dedicated to not only the competitive aspect of the sport but also the recreational side as well. She plays a an important role in developing and improving our non competitive groups. Her belief that everyone should have a chance to get out on the water in a positive, safe and enjoyable environment is the common thread for all of our paddling programming. 


Maddy is proud to say that she has represented both Abenaki and Senobe at the National Level and has the medals to prove it! To play part in a young athlete’s journey whether through competition or conquering a goal or fear, is why Maddy loves to coach. She has made Abenaki her home and is dedicated to providing our athletes a fun, safe and enjoyable experience. 

Emily Miller, Club Manager

This is Emily's second year at Abenaki and she's ready to make an even bigger splash this year! You can expect to see Emily all around the property keeping things moving and ensuring a safe, fun and memorable experience is had by all. Emily brings with her a wealth of expertise when it comes to working with young people and providing them with activity based programming. She’s got some surprises planned so be sure to watch our social media throughout the season as she announces the fun things she has planned!

Hannah White, Head Lifeguard & Aquatics Director

Hannah has loved the water as long as she can remember. She’s returning not only as Head Lifeguard but as our Aquatics Coordinator for the 2021 season. Hannah has years of experience under her belt and will lead her team in providing a safe and fun summer for everyone in our swim zone. Sun, sand and of course the swim area are the best place to hang out on our property! Hannah and her team can’t wait to jump in and make a splash with our junior members this year!

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