Adrienne Power is an Olympian who competed in the 2008 Beijing Games and is a double Commonwealth Games Medalist. She competes in the 200m individually and the 4x400m relay for Team Canada. Adrienne grew up on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia and trained in Halifax to become an international level competitor. She is a 10 time Canadian Champion and Canadian record holder. She now coaches high performance speed and power development in the next generations of Nova Scotian talent.
Home town: East Jeddore, Nova ScotiaMessage to KRC participants: “You never know what sport will give you… Be committed, Be consistent, do what you enjoy and it will come to you.”
Greatest accomplishment: Representing my community, province and nation internationally, doing what I loved
Favourite type of physical activity as a kid: I loved all sports. I couldn’t wait for the moment to get out and enjoy a game with my friends.
How has physical activity helped you in your life: It has taught me life lessons for personal success I continue to live by: Be the person you want to be tomorrow and use the fuel for big dreams to motivate your daily actions/behaviors. Be committed. Be consistent. Be open to criticism and learn from others. Be uncompressing to challenge the barriers to improvement. Be a competitor.
Favourite healthy snack: Veggies and Hummus
Follow me on Instagram: @adpoweroly
Ben Brown is a wheelchair racer and has excelled in his sport over the past decade. He has represented Canada at the 2015 Parapan Am Games and holds more than a dozen wheelchair racing records in Nova Scotia. He is one of the top 20 wheelchair athletes in the world and is working towards joining Canada’s Paralympic Team in Tokyo 2020.
Home town: Weston, Nova Scotia
Greatest accomplishment: 2015 Para Pan Ams and 4 time Canadian Champion.
Favourite type of physical activity as a kid: Hockey and softball.
How has physical activity helped you in your life: Maintain my health, meeting amazing people including some of my closest friends, provided my education.
Favourite healthy snack: Cliff bar if needed between workouts and avocado.
Message to KRC participants: “Pursue your dreams, turn them into goals, and just go for it. Get After It.”
Follow me on Twitter: @benbrown191
Hudson Grimshaw-Surette first ran with Kids Run Club as a grade two student on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Since then he’s grown his passion for running excelling in track and field and cross-country. He is now a national champion, provincial record holder and runs for Dalhousie University.
Home town: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Greatest accomplishment: Being ranked second in the U SPORTS 1000m at the end of the season.
Favourite type of physical activity as a kid: Soccer and basketball.
How has physical activity helped you in your life: Physical activity provides me with a great way to clear my head in order to deal with the stresses of school and everyday events.
Favourite healthy snack: Bananas
Message to KRC participants: “Become the athlete you dream to be and always remember the support and passion that got you there. Always be humble and most of all have fun being an athlete and living a healthy life!”
Follow me on Twitter: @HGSurette