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October 26/14 11:21 am - Cycling Canada Annual General Meeting

Posted by Editor on 10/26/14

Once again, it is time for our national federation to hold its Annual General Meeting, held in Milton, Ontario this year. This is a time for the stakeholders, including the provinces, to meet, find out what is happening at the national level, approve operations, and hold elections for the Board of Directors. It is the only time of year when the provinces have the chance to exchange ideas and information.

The Anti-doping Consultation that Cycling Canada undertook, was successful in talking to many former and current athletes, and the full report will be released tomorrow. Cycling Canada has also launched a Brand Awareness Campaign. The details are under wraps for now, but look to see something in Spring 2015.

Now, for the specifics of the AGM:


Cycling Canada continues to see a growth in revenue, growing in 2013-14 to over $6.6 million from just under $5.9 million the previous fiscal year. The majority of the increase is due to funding increases from federal partners Sport Canada and Own the Podium. This recognizes cycling's status as a Tier 2 summer sport, and that cycling is seen to have great medal potential, especially with the opening of the track in Milton as the national training centre. The federation now has an accumulated operating surplus of over $550,000, which is in line with the policy to keep a buffer of $500,000.

See the full audited statement Here.


For the Board there were three positions open for Director-at-Large, and three nominations, so all were acclaimed:

Bill Kinash
Kevin Baldwin
Hannah Parish

Chair High Performance Committee - Guy Vincent (Acclaimed)

Development Team Representative - Brendan Arnold (Elected)

Chair Events Committee - Andrew Paradowski (Acclaimed)

Road & Track Representative - Andy Holmwood (Acclaimed)

Officials Committee Road & Track Rep - Wayne Pomario (Acclaimed)

Officials Committee BMX Rep - Jason Howard (Acclaimed)



L to R: David Cathcart, President John Tolkamp, Kevin Baldwin, Chris Reid, Bill Kinash, Hannah Parish, CEO Greg Mathieu


Awards  See full gallery



The Tour of Alberta was chosen as Road Event of the Year



The Cross-country Championships at Hardwood was selected as MTB Event of the Year



The BMX Championships in Drummondville, QC, was the BMX Event of the Year


The following Awards were presented at the Annual General Meeting:

Event/Organizer(s) of the Year:
Road - Tour of Alberta
Mountain Bike - Canadian XCO Championships, Hardwood Ski and Bike, ON
BMX - Canadian Championships & Canada Cup Final, Drummondville, QC
Paracycling- Global Relay Canadian Road Championships, Lac-Megantic, QC
Cyclocross - Canadian Championships, Surrey, BC (2013)

National Commissaire of the Year 2014 - Anne Cobban
International Commissaire of the Year 2014 - Loyal Ma

Torchy Peden Award - Alberta

Russ Copeland Award - Daina Tuchscherer (BMX)

President's Trophy - Catharine Pendrel (MTB)

Builder of the Year - Louise Lalonde

2015 AGM

Next year, the AGM will be in St John's, Newfoundland, on October 30th to November 1st.


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