Kayak Coach - Dean Oldershaw
Dean's father, Bert, was our founder.
began paddling at the age of nine and has not stopped since.
He was a member of the Canadian Olympic team in both 1972 and 1976 and has represented Canada in many World Championships.
At N. Americans and Pan-Ams, Dean
is the only paddler to win gold in C-1, C-2, C-4, K-1, K-2, K-4 and W.C..
holds the record of 74 CCA wins - 26 as a W.C. cox.
has written and instructed Level 3 coaching certification courses.
Since 1963, Dean
has coached at many different canoe clubs, including 16 years at Missy; as well as coaching many national team athletes.
His 1963 team of Missy Bantams won WOD's and were CCA champions in C4.
In 1990, Missy was awarded the City of Mississauga's Team of the Year award while Dean was Head Coach.
is also an inductee of the Mississauga Hall of Fame
and a recipient of the O.F.F.S.A. Pete Beach Award in 2000 as well as the Canadian Canoeing Association's
R.E. Gilbert Award in 1990.
has had an enjoyable career as a Health and Physical Education high school teacher and is looking forward to coming back to his
original paddling home and lending his
extensive knowledge and expertise to our High Performance athletes.