CANOE KAYAK CANADA – Ian Miller will be moving on from his current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communication and Marketing Officer at the end of May to take a position with the City of Ottawa’s media relations team.
Ian has been with Canoe Kayak Canada since 2011 during which time he has revamped the Association’s communications processes, led the launch of a new website, played a key role in an organization-wide rebrand, implemented a broadcast partnership with CBC Sports and most recently launched a casual line of clothing with an online sales channel.
“I’d like to thank Ian for his work and dedication to Canoe Kayak Canada,” said CEO Casey Wade. “He’s passionate about what he does and has made a substantial impact over the last six years. We’re going to miss him and wish him the best in his next role.”
Ian started paddling at Maskwa Aquatic Club at age six. He competed as a sprint athlete at the 2006 Pan American Championships and 2007 Junior World Championships. He also spent several summers coaching at Maskwa and Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club. He worked as part of the communications team for the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Nova Scotia before moving to Ottawa.
“This sport has taken me so many places and has been such a significant part of my life,” said Ian. “In this job I’ve worked to share that lifestyle with others, which has been an extremely meaningful experience.”
Ian will officially wrap up his duties at Canoe Kayak Canada on May 31. A job search to fill the role will go out soon.