Badminton Canada Introduces a New Board of Directors
July 6, 2017
On June 25th, Badminton Canada held it's Board elections at the 2017 Annual General Meeting
Ottawa, ON – From June 22nd to the 25th Badminton Canada held their Annual General Meeting in Gatineau, Quebec. With a large number of PTSO members attending the AGM from nearly every Canadian province and territory, the members collaborated in a collective direction for our organization, along with how to best serve our athletes, coaches, officials, programs, and the greater Canadian badminton community.
Significant work was done at the AGM by the membership in the areas of strategic planning, high performance planning and governance. Badminton Canada will publish a new strategic plan and high-performance plan in the next few months that will set the direction of the organization until 2024.
On June 25th, Badminton Canada also held it's Board elections. The board membership is as follows:
President: Anil Kaul (2-year term)
Anil brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the Board of Directors. Highly respected, Anil has the full support of the BOD to continue to move Badminton Canada in the right direction.
Vice-President: Ken Poole (1-year term)
Recently recognized in 2014 for his outstanding contributions to badminton, he was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Badminton Nova Scotia. His competitions and high-performance experience will be a great asset to the BOD.
Secretary: Susan Storey (2-year term)
Susan joins the BOD as a great resource for our marketing, communications, sponsorship, and fundraising initiatives. With her many years of experience in Non-profit organization management, she is a valuable addition that will help generate revenue for Badminton Canada and our programs.
Treasurer: Jaimie Dawson (1-year term)
With an outstanding amount to experience competing at the highest levels of badminton, 1996 Olympic Games athlete Jamie Dawson offers great insight to high-performance development. With the addition of the Junior National team for the 2017-18 season, Jamie will bring much knowledge and experience to our High-performance programs.
Members at Large: Kevin Willington (2-year term)
Kevin brings a great amount of BOD experience to Badminton Canada. Having been a board member at both the regional and provincial levels, Kevin is ready for the transition to the national level. With experience and a passion for coaching, Kevin looks to support our domestic coaches in developing our athletes to be world class champions.
Philippe Bourret: (2-year term)
Through being a high-performance coach and player for many years, Philippe brings a great deal of badminton experience to the BOD. With his involvement with Alliance Sport-Etudes and Badminton Quebec, Philippe’s strategic planning is a great asset for the Badminton Canada BOD.
Erik Nilsson (1 -year term)
With many years as a badminton player, coach, and business owner, Erik provides a great understanding of our sport and the keys to running a successful organization. With a focus on administration, community service and policy development, Erik looks to support these areas moving forward.
"I am honoured by the trust and confidence placed in me by the membership in electing me to return as President of Badminton Canada” said Anil Kaul, President of the Board of Directors. “We are in a great place both on and off the courts, as we look to continue to challenge and drive ourselves towards domestic and international success. The experience and talent that the new Board members bring to the leadership team will be invaluable in achieving our goals. I am very excited and looking forward to working with them and our exceptional staff.”
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