Sport: Sprint Canoe/Kayak
Mentor: Joel Hazzan
Helen Orton’s technical eye was developed as an athlete competing in canoe-kayak (she was a 2005 Team Nova Scotia Canada Games canoe-kayak team member), making her transition to coaching an easy one.
Orton has been coaching for the last seven years -- the last two years at the Ottawa River Canoe Club in Ontario where she is currently the Head Coach, and for five years before that at the Abenaki Aquatic Club and Orenda Canoe Clubs in Nove Scotia.
Orton is currently completing her Entry-level Competition Coach National Coaching Certification Program training.