Speed Skating Canada presents its 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Tony Main (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Denis Leclerc (Longueuil, QC) will continue to serve on Speed Skating Canada’s Board of Directors for another two-year term each, while Blair R. Carbert (Calgary, AB) will initiate a first mandate following the national organization’s Annual General Meeting, held last weekend in Winnipeg.

Tony Main and Denis Leclerc were already members of the Board of Directors and were re-elected by acclamation. Main, the Treasurer at Speed Skating Canada, has been part of the Board for five years now while Leclerc joined the team last November.

Denis Leclerc is the National Director, Human Resources, Training, Health and Safety at RONA. He was a member of the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec’s Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014 and acted as Treasurer with that organization over the first three years of his tenure. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at the Club de patinage de vitesse de Longueuil for five years, including three as President.

Blair R. Carbert was also elected by acclamation. He will replace David Gilday, who stepped down to fully focus on the creation of a Foundation for charitable donations at Speed Skating Canada.

Blair R. Carbert, who practices law in Calgary, had been a member of Speed Skating Canada’s Governance Committee since 2011. He was the President of the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association from 2009 to 2015, as well as for the Calgary Speed Skating Association from 2007 to 2008. He was also the Treasurer of the latter from 2004 to 2007. In addition, he is a Level 3 Meet Recorder. He was also a recreational speed skater from 1999 to 2010.

Speed Skating Canada's President Jim Allison (Abbotsford, B.C.), Vice President Susan Auch (Winnipeg, MB), directors Jim Elliott (North Augusta, ON) and Antonio Faiola (Calgary, AB), as well as Athletes Director Liam McFarlane (Medicine Hat, AB) will complete the Board of Directors.

“First of all, I would like to thank David Gilday for his great involvement on our Board of Directors. With his new responsibilities, however, we will still work very closely”, said Speed Skating Canada’s President, Jim Allison.

“I would also like to welcome Blair R. Carbert on our Board of Directors. With his experience as a lawyer and as the former President of the Alberta and Calgary Amateur Speed Skating Associations, combined with his passion for the sport, he will definitely be a huge asset to our organization, as will the return of Tony Main and Denis Leclerc.”

More information can be found on Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.
About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 14,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey.

SSC is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values including our premium sponsor Intact Insurance, as well as our funding partners, the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and WinSport Canada.

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca
Phone: 514 213-9897
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