“KOACH” KATRINA FRANCELLA
SPORTS & FITNESS COORDINATOR
BODY-POSITIVE PERSONAL TRAINER
SAFE(R) SPACES EVENT PLANNER
As a Community and Wellness Advocate in Baawaating (Sault Ste. Marie), I am known as “Koach Katrina” and am the proud owner and creator behind The KLUB Community Wellness Centre.
Owning a business, turned not-for-profit, with such an expansive reach in the community was an eye-opening experience for me that cultivated a genuine interest in promoting healthy and safe inclusion among our community especially youth. It was this passion that inspired the opening of the Rainbow Klub in 2018 for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and youth allies.
Community engagement, generating interest and increasing participation in sports and healthy programming activities is my strong suit. My ability to radiate positivity and inclusivity has seen me bestowed the Community Champion Award, Civil Pride Award and Health & Wellness Award by Strive Young Professionals and the YMCA Peace Medal Award in 2019. My mission is to serve our community while doing what I love – sports, fitness, and youth advocacy while also creating 2SLGBTQ+ safe(r) spaces and inclusive and accessible cultural and wellness programming.