Posts by: admin_kreek

Sport as a Rehabilitation Tool

On September 14, 2011 By

Recently I made some comments publicly in defense of rioter Nathan Kotylak. Nathan must pay his price to society: Jail, Fine, Community Service, short-term suspension from sport. However after his debt is paid, he must also be reintegrated into our fold. He must be allowed to compete in his chosen sport.

We must act rationally. [...]

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Vancouver Sun

By Adam Kreek

In response to: “Olympics bring debt, evictions and civil-rights abuses, critic says,” by Jeff Lee, on Sept. 15, 2009:

I was truly sorry to read Helen Lenskyj’s perspective of the Olympic Games, but thank her for sharing her criticism.

I have experienced the Olympics differently; it is a celebratory world [...]

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Olympic rowing gold medalist in 2008 delivers story of failure and success

Guelph Mercury

By Greg Layson

How inspiring is Canadian Olympic gold medalist rower Adam Kreek? Just ask triathlete Simon Whitfield to find out.

After Kreek and his teammates won the men’s eight at the 2008 Beijing Games, Kreek belted out an impassioned rendition [...]

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Former University of Victoria Vikes rower Adam Kreek, an Olympic gold medallist, is the keynote speaker for the 2011 Vikes Championship Breakfast to be held at McKinnon Gymnasium on Tuesday Sept. 27

The event raises funds for athletic financial awards to attract the best and brightest student-athletes to UVic.

Vikes director of athletics and recreation [...]

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British Columbia’s Biodiesel production and local distribution is hindered by legislation originally intended to support the adoption of sustainable fuel use in British Columbia and beyond.  BC’s commitment to reduce its carbon consumption drastically by 2020 relies on a transition to sustainable fuels like B100 (100 per cent Biodiesel).


“In B.C., drivers going out [...]

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Canadian water polo player, Nathan Kotylak, who was shown in some notorious images from the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot has been banned from the Canadian national team for two years. Kotylak was handed the suspension by Water Polo Canada’s discipline panel, which means he will not compete at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Adam had argued [...]

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Adam was pleased to have the opportunity to attend the Youth Resilience Project’s “I Can” conference as a special guest speaker, where he urged youth to pursue their goals, stay focused and avoid being hindered by presumptions of failure.

He shared two key lessons with the group.  First, to fail successfully.  “Learning how to fail [...]

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The Canadian Olympic Committee has launched its 2012 fundraising and popular Red Mittens.  Since their inception in 2009, Red Mitten sales have raised $18.9 million in support of the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

New mittens, for a new Olympic Games, but the goal remains the same – support Canada’s Olympic Athletes.

Adam hit the streets on [...]

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Adam gives away 2012 Canadian Olympic Red Mittens

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Adam spoke Friday at the international 21st Century Learning Leadership Forum in Banff, AB.  The conference brought together key thinkers on education from around the globe to discuss synergies between the forum themes of Careers, Learning, Globalization and Sustainability (economic/environment).  Forum speakers challenged current thinking on building and sustaining a learning society in [...]

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