Awarded Canada’s Highest Citizen Medal  “The Officer of The Order of Canada”
Triple Olympic Medalist  and 5  time World Record Holder in Swimming.  
Voted one of Canada’s All Time 50 Greatest Athletes in History. 
At age 15 Elaine was named as Canada’s Greatest Athlete of the Year. 
Inducted into 7 Sports Halls of Fame including International Aquatic Hall USA.
Elaine was a legendary trailblazer,  achieving numerous pioneering firsts in
Canadian Sports History.

You could have your own story illustrated and published 
for the world to enjoy.

Monkey Guy and The Cosmic Fairy
Written by Elaine Tanner
​Illustrated by Denis Proulx

Copyright 2003 Denis Proulx and Shangri-La-Studio.
Reproduction or translation of any part of this web site without the permission of Denis Proulx
is prohibited. All illustrations on this website are copyrighted by their respective owners.

Honors Diploma Health and Fitness Kinesiology Simon Fraser University. 
Diploma Holistic Health Counseling from the American Society of Alternative Therapists.

Elaine has assisted many athletes and others on their own personal journeys and is currently writing her second book called QUEST BEYOND GOLD due to be published in 2016.

Presently Elaine and her husband John Watt spend their time between the West Coast of BC and Ontario. They are passionate advocates on many social issues. Including mental health, homelessness, animal rights and welfare, and the environment. They promote public awareness on water safety issues and drowning prevention.

You can read more about Elaine’s compelling and inspiring personal journey on her three websites.