Posted by Editoress on 09/27/18
Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the election of new members to its Board of Directors following the organization's Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, September 25th.
Elections were held for four Board positions. Greg Cote (Canmore, AB), Paul DeVries (Oakville, ON) and Scott Kelly (Dundas, ON) were elected as Directors-at-Large, each for two year terms. Long-time Board member Bill Kinash (Regina, SK) was re-elected as a Director-at-Large for a one year term. Stepping down from the Board this year are Deb Intas (Vancouver, BC), Dennis Kim (Vancouver, BC) as well as Hannah Parrish (Toronto, ON). Returning members of the Board not up for election this year are Robin Porter (Toronto, ON), Pierre Laflamme (Quebec City, QC), athlete representative Geoff Kabush (Squamish, BC) and President John Tolkamp (Vancouver, BC).
Paul DeVries and Greg Cote each bring a wealth of business and governance experience to the Board. DeVries is the former President & CEO of Planet Energy Corp, a retail energy services company that was well-known in cycling circles as a major sponsor of the SpiderTech pro cycling team. More recently DeVries has been a key leader within the management and fundraising group that developed and now oversees programs at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, ON.
Greg Cote is a former Senior Vice President with both Ernst & Young LLP and ACE Aviation Holdings and has held Board positions with Nortel Networks, Performance Sports Group (Bauer Hockey) as well as Cross Country Ski Canada. Based in Canmore, AB, Cote is an avid bike racer and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Rundle Mountain Cycling Club.
Scott Kelly brings a high level sport-specific expertise with more than 10 years of experience in competitive cycling at the international level. An owner of Dundas Speed Shop in Dundas, ON, Kelly has worked as a mechanic and team/program manager at the World Cup and World Championship level since 2008 and has held High Performance and Event Committee positions with Ontario Cycling.
Bill Kinash is a long-serving member of Cycling Canada's Board of Directors and also served as the organization's President from 2003 to 2005. Kinash brings a tremendous depth of expertise with over 25 years of experience in Canadian cycling as well as 18+ years as a senior director with SaskPower in Regina.
"First of all, on behalf of the Board, I want to pass on my sincere thanks to Deb Intas, Dennis Kim and Hannah Parrish, who are stepping down from the Board," said John Tolkamp, President of Cycling Canada. "These individuals have been valuable contributors over the past years toward moving the whole organization forward. I, along with the entire Board, welcome Greg, Paul and Scott to the organization. It is a healthy sign to see so many new and qualified individuals put their names forward and for the membership to give them a mandate. We welcome the new expertise and skills that these Directors bring to the table, and we are pleased to welcome back Bill Kinash whose depth of experience will continue to be invaluable in guiding the organization."
Cycling Canada press release
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