Adventure Talk: Chasing My Olympic Dream 9th Feb 2021

The second of our Canoe Trail winter adventure talks and webinar series. Our great friend Helen Reeves will be sharing her inspirational Olympic journey.

Event Details

Register for your online ticket which is free and brought to you in the comfort of your own home. This event has ended.

Reflections and vistas on lake Larberge

time and dateTuesday 9th  February | 19:00 to 20:00 including 10 minutes of questions.

Zoom LogoThe event will be hosted on Zoom.


Helen Reeves

Helen Reeve ProfileHelen is our only British Kayaking female medalist at the Olympics Games. Helen had an incredible journey from junior world champion, overcoming mutiple injuries to achieve sucess at Athens in 2004.  Since achieving her extraordinary runs in Greece Helen has gone on to become a BBC Commentator fat subsequent Olympics including Bejing, London, and Rio.  Helen has also worked as a TV Presenter for British Canoeing's Canoe Show. She is a  mum to Charlie and Maya and also a qualified relexologist

Helen is a fantastic inspirational speaker delivering her story with humble honesty and incredible fortitude. She has appeared on Question of Sport for what happened next?. Helen was a speaker at BBC Countryfile Live with Rich and also has been a speaker at the SHE Show (Safety, Health and Environment Show ) at St James Park.

You can see when Helen worked with Canoe Trail producing our lovely canoe and camp trip which was a feature in the Canoe Show. 

Visit our YouTube Channel and watch the Canoe and Wild Camping piece filmed with Helen and the Canoe Show

Having worked together for years Helen and Paul and Ash and Rich have become good friends attending each other’s weddings, social events and generally sharing a love of Paddling. Paul Derby Dowman, Helen’s husband is a high-performance sprint coach for British Canoeing and attended 3 Olympics making the finals. Charlie and Maya, Helen’s kids have equally developed a love of the outdoors and Charlie is a keen paddler.


"Chasing The Dream" - Journey to the Olympics and Beyond

The team at the OlympicsTo join the evening of adventure stories you will need to register above (it's FREE!) to enjoy the fun. The dress code is up to you as are the refreshments! Helen will share the incredible ups and downs of pursuing her Olympic kayaking dream.


Time & Date: 09/02/2021 - 19:00 to 20:00 including 10 mins questions.


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