Skate Canada Board of Directors – 2014-15

Skate Canada’s Board of Directors is made up of 14 elected and appointed volunteers from across Canada. The Chief Executive Officer will act as the ex-officio taking the board total to 15. Policy and direction are established by the board of directors and communicated to the sections from the national office. The board meets throughout the year and major policy decisions are taken to the wider membership of the association through Skate Canada’s Annual General Meeting.

Board of Directors

Position Term Executive Member
President 2013-2015 Leanna Caron Switzerland
Past President 2013-2015 Benoit Lavoie Beauport, QC
Director 2014-2016 Kristy Balkwill Toronto, ON
Director 2013-2015 Karen Butcher Greely, ON
Director (Ontario Region) 2014-2015 Traci Fong Kirkland Lake, ON
Director 2014-2016 Rod Garossino Calgary, AB
Director 2014-2016 Leslie Keen Vancouver, BC
Director (Coaching) 2013-2015 Monica Lockie Keswick, ON
Director (Western Region) 2014-2015 Lorraine Mapoles Kelowna, BC
Director 2014-2015 Mary Ellen McDonald Winnipeg, MB
Director (Eastern Region) 2014-2015 Bev Power Labrador City, NL
Director 2013-2015 Sally Rehorick Vancouver, BC
Director (Quebec Region) 2014 -2015 Sylvie Simard St-Jean-Chrysostome, QC
Director (Athlete Rep.) 2013-2015 Shae Zukiwsky Toronto, ON

Section Chairs

Section Chair  
BC/Yukon Lorraine Mapoles West Kelowna, BC
Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Sharon Dingle Calgary, AB
Saskatchewan Margaret Auringer Maidstone, SK
Manitoba Donna Yee St. Andrews, MB
Northern Ontario Traci Fong Kirkland Lake, ON
Western Ontario Brenda VanEngelen Watford, ON
Central Ontario Paul Cotter Alliston, ON
Eastern Ontario Gloria Brighten Kanata, ON
Quebec Sylvie Simard Laval, QC
New Brunswick Marc Robichaud Dieppe, NB
Nova Scotia Ross Ashbourne Dartmouth, NS
Prince Edward Island Amy MacMillan York, PE
Newfoundland/Labrador Bev Power Labrador City, NL

Skate Canada Board Members may be contacted at:

Skate Canada Standing (Board) Committees

CEO Operational Review Committee   Governance Committee
Leanna Caron, Chair   Karen Butcher
Karen Butcher   Leanna Caron
Rod Garossino   Lorraine Mapoles
Leslie Keen   Mary Ellen McDonald
Benoît Lavoie   Juliet O'Brien
Mary Ellen McDonald   Steve Scherrer
    Rhonda Tanton
External Relations Committee    
Benoît Lavoie, Chair   Membership Policy Committee
Leanna Caron    Rod Garossino, Chair
Cathy Dalton   Kristy Balkwill
Rod Garossino   Gloria Brighten
Shae Zukiwsky   Traci Fong
    Monica Lockie
Finance & Risk Management Committee   Bev Power
Mary Ellen McDonald, Chair   Lorraine Mapoles
Kristy Balkwill   Debbie MacMurdo
Paul Cotter    
Leslie Keen   Sylvie Simard
Elizabeth MacKay    

Skate Canada Operational (CEO) Committees

Athlete Fund & Alumni Committee   Officials Development Committee
Marcus Christensen, Chair   Beth Crane, Chair
Coaching Development Committee    
Monica Lockie, Chair    Sections Coordinating Committee
    Traci Fong, Chair
Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee    
Ann Shaw, Chair    
    Technical Coordinating Committee
    Reaghan Fawcett, Chair
High Performance Development Committee    
Shae Zukiwsky, Chair    
Officials Assignment & Promotion Committee    
Karen Howard, Chair    

Skate Canada Committee Chairs can be contacted at:

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