Janyk, Britt

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Janyk, Britt

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Janyk Tilston, Britt

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Description area

Dates of existence

May 21, 1980 -

History

Britt Janyk is a retired Canadian alpine skier who specialized in downhill, super G, alpine combined, and giant slalom. She is the daughter of former Whistler councillor and national ski racer Andree Janyk and Bill Janyk, and the brother of World Cup alpine skier Michael Janyk. She also has a sister named Stephanie. She was born in North Vancouver on May 21, 1980. She learned to ski on Whistler Mountain in her early childhood and joined the Whistler Mountain Ski Club as a teenager in 1996, when her family moved there from West Vancouver in 1995. Janyk debuted in the World Cup in 1999. She started out with slalom and giant slalom, but after nearly losing her place on the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team, switched to speed events and excelled. During her career as a skier for Alpine Canada, she scored 18 Top 10 finishes in World Cup Competitions, including two podium finishes in downhill races. Both of these - a first place at Aspen and a third at Lake Louise - came in the 2007/2008 season, during which Janyk placed third overall. Her Olympic debut was at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in her hometown of Whistler; she received a sixth place finish in the downhill. Janyk retired from professional skiing the following year, but remains active in the sports world. She provided commentary for the 2012/2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup through Eurosport and the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic skiing event through the Olympic Broadcasting Service. She has been an ambassador for Right to Play since 2008, a participant in Ski With an Olympian since 2012, as well as a salesperson at Peak Performance and U12 Ski Coach with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club since 2015. She was also a board member of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation for eight months in 2011/2012.

Places

North Vancouver
West Vancouver
Whistler

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Functions, occupations and activities

Alpine ski racer
Ski coach
Sports ambassador
Sports commentator
Retail
Volunteering
Skiing

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Relationships area

Related entity

Janyk, Andree Suzanne (March 9, 1949 - June 16, 2017)

Identifier of related entity

CA-BC-JA001

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Janyk, Andree Suzanne

is the parent of

Janyk, Britt

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Description of relationship

Related entity

Janyk, Bill (fl. 1960s-)

Identifier of related entity

CA-BC-JB003

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Janyk, Bill

is the parent of

Janyk, Britt

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Description of relationship

Related entity

Janyk, Michael (March 22, 1982 -)

Identifier of related entity

CA-BC-JM003

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Janyk, Michael

is the sibling of

Janyk, Britt

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

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Authority record identifier

CA-BC-JB004

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Catalogued March 2019.
Revised December 2022.

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