Coaching Association of Canada

Heather MacKinnon

Name: Heather MacKinnon

Hometown: Charlottetown, PEI


Current role in sport: Assistant coach

Do you have a mentor: Yes, Chantelle Hanley.

Current Occupation: Engine Room Assistant and Canadian Coast Guard.

Education: High school diploma, Holland College Marine Centre

Coaching History: I have always had a love for water and got involved in rowing. I was introduced to coaching, by Mike Gibson, whom I met through recreational rowing. I saw coaching as opportunity to further my involvement in the rowing community. My most memorable moment was when my mentor, Chantelle, asked me to assist her at NRCs it was very exciting. One of the athletes after the championship personally thanked me for helping out .

Are you currently coaching? I am currently helping coach the Canada Games team ages 16 to 20.

Share a fun fact about yourself: I traveled to South Africa for a marine conservation project on dolphins, turtles, whale sharks, and manta rays.

What do you do on your free time?
On my free time I enjoy rowing, cycling ,gardening, race sailboats ,scuba dive, taking pictures, and enjoying the island beaches.