Famous Burlingtonians

Brady Reardon - Olympian: Kayaking

Brady Reardon is a kayaker from Burlington. He participated in the 2007 World Championships. He also represented Canada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, placing 9th overall in the Men’s K4 1000 metre race. In May 2011 at the World Cup, he placed 4th in the K4 1000 metre race. Brady Reardon represented Canada in the 2015 Pan Am Games. A longtime training partner of Burloak clubmate Adam van Koeverden, the two focused on the K-2 1000m in 2013 and won a silver medal at the third World Cup stop in Poznan.  Brady retired from racing in 2016.

Burlington has always been the place I call home. After spending months away at training camps, I was always proud to come back to a place where I shared so many memories with family and friends. My favorite memories of Burlington are riding my bike or longboarding down the bike path on summer days from Sherwood Forest to downtown Burlington. In the winter months, I always enjoyed tobogganing out back of Nelson Park with friends until it became dark outside. What I like most about Burlington is that it has given me many options to enjoy a mix of city life as well as outdoor opportunities year round. Besides strolling downtown checking out the local eateries or attending annual festivals, my favorite things to do is to hike with the pup and check out some of the many access points to the Bruce Trail.

Burlington has always been my home, not just a place to live.