Furneaux has been Nova Scotia athlete of the year five times. She earned a silver medal at the K4 (four-person kayak) 200m race at the World Championships at Lake Banook in 1997, the gold at the World Championships in Hungary a year later in K2 (two person) 200m, two gold medals at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, in K1 (solo) 500m and K4 500m. Her second world championships gold medal came in 2001 in Poland, in the K1 200m. By the time you read this, she will have competed in Beijing at the Summer Olympic Games. However she did in the race, we're damn proud of her back here....
First runner up: Adrienne Power
Second runner up: Sarah Conrad
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