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Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame – On Thursday, March 8, Karen Furneaux will launch her book Strong Beauty: Power Up The Champion Within at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Furneaux, of Waverley, Nova Scotia, is a two-time sprint kayaking World Champion, three-time Olympian and an inductee in the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. She is a professional speaker and President of I Promise Performance, Inc., a company that offers wellness programming and leadership training.

Strong Beauty is written to help young people hone their own success and is filled with strategy, story and powerful practices. Furneaux will speak about her book alongside Hall of Fame CEO, Bruce Rainnie, who will emcee the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring youth to the launch to meet Furneaux, who was recently named #11 on the Hall of Fame’s list of the Top 15 Nova Scotia athletes of all time.

Books will be sold at the launch for $20 each, with $5 from every sale going to support the Hall of Fame’s Future Hall of Famers education program, for which Furneaux has been a long-time presenter and ambassador.


The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is located above the box office in the Scotiabank Centre at 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 446.



Karen Furneaux


I Promise Performance, Inc.



Katie Tanner

Museum and Communications Coordinator

Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

(902) 404-3343