Badminton Canada Congratulates Senator Marty Deacon on End of COC Term
May 1, 2023
Badminton Canada wishes to congratulate Canadian Senator Marty Deacon on serving her term as a Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
“We congratulate Marty Deacon on the conclusion of her tenure with the Canadian Olympic Committee and join them in celebrating what continues to be an amazing career in sport.” Says Ken Poole, President of Badminton Canada.
“Marty’s passion and enthusiasm for sport in general, but specifically badminton, has provided Badminton Canada a great opportunity to continue growing. Although this is the end of Marty’s official association with the COC, she will always remain a major part of both the badminton and sporting community in Canada.
We hope to keep Marty involved for many years to come and look forward to continuing work with a champion of sport in Canada. Congratulations again on a very storied career!”
In addition to serving as Badminton Canada’s President from 2003 to 2008, Deacon served as badminton Team Leader at both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games. She coached and served as Team Leader at multiple Commonwealth Games and managed Team Canada’s satellite site at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
In 2010, Senator Deacon served as the Chef de Mission at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
A senator since 2018, Deacon sits as a member of the Independent Senators Group. There, she passionately advocates for the physical and mental health of all Canadians.
Senator Deacon has been recognized for her commitment to Canadian sport many times, including: The Women of Distinction and Lifetime Achievement Award (YWCA), The International Olympic Committee’s Education and Youth Award, The Jules Nisse “Playground to Podium” award, the Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal, Induction into the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame and the Cambridge Hall of Fame.