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 Christiane Ruel

Number of years paddling: 11

Why did you start paddling? I've always been in love with water. Being busy working in my young age, and then building a family, moving from Calgary to Vancouver and then Toronto, I realized we (Alain and I) didn't have time for us. I showed up to some practices with the kids and one day Alain ask me to try for "Proud Wings" (The Jetstart baby team). After the first practice I was hooked. Since then, Alain and I are sharing a passion and we are always together. LOVE IT.

Best part about being on Jetstart: Family, friends, passion, respect for each other, love

Most memorable moment: Winning San Francisco in 2008 (I cried like a big baby), winning Hong Kong in 2006 (I cried like a little baby), but most of all just being with you JETSTARTERS.

Favourite hobbies: Taking care of my husband (don't make funny faces, Alain!) and my kids, swimming, OC, wine drinking. Please note running is not a favourite :)

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