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October 27/13 10:54 am - Report from 2013 Cycling Canada Annual General Meeting

Posted by Editoress on 10/27/13

It is once again time for the national federation - Cycling Canada Cyclisme (CCC) to hold its Annual General Meeting.  As always, this is a chance for the PSOs (Provincial Sports Organizations) to meet together and discuss matters of importance to all of them, including the growth in the number of non-sanctioned events, youth development, insurance, etc.  It is also when elections are held for open positions on the Board of Directors and the various Committees.


Board of Directors

President - John Tolkamp (BC) ACCLAIMED

Director at Large (4 candidates, 3 positions)
David Cathcart (ON) ELECTED
Chris Reid (QC) ELECTED
Peter Lawless (BC) ELECTED
Stéphane LeBeau (QC) DEFEATED

Program Committee Chairs
National Team Program Rep - Richard Wooles (BC)
Para-cycling Program Rep - Louis Barbeau (QC)

Events Committee Members
MTB Rep - Bruno Vachon (QC) ACCLAIMED
BMX Rep - Adam Muys (BC) ACCLAIMED

Officials Committee
Chair - Louis Lalonde (QC) ACCLAIMED
MTB Rep - Josée Bedard (QC) ACCLAIMED



CCC Board & CEO - Kevin Baldwin, Greg Mathieu (CEO), John Tolkamp (President), David Cathcart, Bill Kinash, Hannah Parish, Chris Reid, Missing - Peter Lawless

Photo gallery


Notes and Updates

• Surplus approaching $500,000 in reserves, avoids need to use line of credit for operating expenses through the year.  Finance Committee looking into investment opportunities.

• Revenue just over $5.8 million, a growth of over $200,000.  A surplus of approximately $150,000.  Cycling Canada has now posted a surplus in each of the last six years.

• 2013-14 Sport Canada funding totals $6.2 million, with $4.46 million in base funding to Sport Support, $655,000 to Hosting Support (internationally sanctioned events, such as Tour of Alberta, Track Challenge in Bromont, Para Worlds in Bair-Comeau, GPs of Quebec and Montreal, etc.).

• Significant hiring at the national federation in the area of coaches.

• Increase in number of internationally sanctioned races, including Delta and Tour of Alberta.

• Milton Velodrome construction is well underway, with expected opening next Fall.  The velodrome will host an international challenge test event on October 16-19, followed by the Canadian National Championships on October 22-25.

• Significant change to by-laws to bring CCC into line with the new Canada Not-for-Profit (NFP) act.  Every federally incorporated NFP is required to make changes to reflect this Act.  One change is that the AGM will be required to be held within six months of the Year-End, which is March 31st.  Therefore, the AGM needs to be held by September 30th.  This is difficult for cycling (and a number of other summer sports), since that is during the best time of year for activities.  Therefore, CCC is exploring holding a conference call type meeting for the legally required aspects (financial statements, elections, etc.), and then a conference in the usual late-October for all the sport-related meetings.  Also, no more Proxies for voting, however, Absentee votes will be allowed.

• Should be noted that the incorporated name remains Canadian Cycling Association (CCA), but the national federation will do business as Cycling Canada Cyclisme (CCC).  The reason?  Marketing experts say that 'Association' is a turn off to potential sponsors...

• 2014 AGM either St-Georges (QC) or St John's (NF)


Event/Organizer of the Year

Road - Tour of Alberta - Alberta Peloton Association (APA)
Mountain Bike - Coupe du Monde Mont Sainte Anne - CCMVMMSA
Track - Canadian Track Championships - Atlantic Cycling Centre
BMX - Coupe Canada / Canada Cup #1 & 2 - FQSC
Paracycling- Championnats Canadiens Route - Tour de Beauce, QC
Cyclocross - 2012 Canadian Championships / Cycling BC

National Commissaire of the Year - Steve Head (ON)
International Commissaire of the Year - Kevin MacCuish (BC)
Torchy Peden Award (Most Improved Province)- Ontario (additional recognition to BC)
Russ Copeland Award (outstanding Junior Rider of the Year) - Peter Disera (ON)

President’s Trophy (For achieving the best performance in competition, at World Cup, World Championships or the Olympic Games) - Steve Smith (BC)

Builder of the Year (Contribution to the Canadian Cycling Association as a builder) - Glen Meeuwisse (ON)



Alberta won Best Road Event for Tour of Alberta

Other award winners in the Photo gallery


Coaches Recognition
MTB - Kevin Sims (ON)
Track - Yannick Morin (QC)
Road - Pascal Choquette (QC)
Cyclo-cross - Nicolas Vipond (ON)
Para-Cycling - Frank Matus (SK)

Service Pins

5 Years
Kevin Baldwin /NFLD
Heather Lothian / Alberta Bicycle Association
Denise Eberle / Saskatchewan Cycling
Sheila Colbourne / Velo NB
Mike Connolly / Cycling PEI

15 Years
Louis Barbeau / QC
Wayne Pomario / BC


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