Adam Joseph van Koeverden

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Adam van Koeverden in 2008.

Adam Joseph van Koeverden MP (born January 29, 1982) is a Canadian sprint kayaker and politician. He is an Olympic gold medallist in the K-1 500m category (2004)[1] and a two-time world champion in K-1 500 (2007) and K-1 1000 (2011), winning four Olympic and eight world championship medals. His home club is the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ontario. In the 2019 Canadian federal election, Van Koeverden was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons, representing the electoral district of Milton as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada caucus.

In 2022, Van Koeverden told an Ontario born New Zealand school teacher to "F--- off" during a heated exchange on Canada's covid vaccine policy. Van Koeverden later apologized indirectly for the comment.[1][2]

In April 2023 van Koeverden co-sponsored a Hope in High Heals event in Ontario.[3][4]

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