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Richmond Olympic Oval
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Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Carl Savage

2019 |
Track and Field


As Carl further developed his coaching skillset he always looked for the moment where his athletes “eyes would light up” as they overcame a given challenge. The spirit of the club’s athletes and coaches inspired Carl to volunteer for over 30 years with the Kajaks Track and Field Club.

Richmond Roots In 1965 Carl moved from the UK to Prince Rupert to begin his teaching and coaching career. In 1967 he moved to Richmond to continue his teaching and coaching career. Since moving he has worked as a teacher, vice-principle and principal. Carl coached with Kajaks for 33 years from 1967 – 2000.

Did You Know Joined Kajaks in 1967 with the promise from Doug Clement that it would just be “one or two nights a week.”

Barriers Overcome As with any commitment to extra-curricular activities, the time management between family, career, and coaching was a challenging endeavor for Carl.


Recognition In the 1980’s Carl was a Canadian National Track & Field coaches who attend international competitions including PanAm, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Carl has been recognized by local and provincial and national organizations for his commitment to coaching. In 1986 he received the 3M Canadian Coaching Award for Coaching Excellence.

All Awards

1974,1987 Awards of Excellence City of Richmond and School District recognition for coaching excellence  
1984 Olympic Recognition Award Government of BC Coaching Olympic athletes  
1986 3M Canadian Coaching Award Recognition presented for coaching excellence  
2000 BC Athletics Hall of Fame Coaching award for provincial and national teams  

Championship Carl has coached 5 athletes that have represented Canada on National Teams. His athletes have won gold at the Pan Pacific Games and National Championships. A number of his athletes are national record holders in their categories.


1999 BC Masters Games Gold medal Long Jump  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1979-1992 Canadian National Team Coach  
1979-1992, 2010-2014 UBC Coach Hurdles and Sprints  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Carl has been a long standing coach with Kajaks. He has been club President, Treasure, Coordinator and Head Coach. His proudest community legacy is organizing the first BC Elementary Track and Field Championships.

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