National Officials Committee (NOC)

Terms of Reference

The National Officials Committe is comprised of 6 officials who represent all the Canadian regions and different levels of officiating: Pacific, Prairies, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Atlantic. Under new Badminton Canada's mandate, each PSO/TSO is responsible to contact their NOC representative in all matters regarding National Umpires and Referees such as:

• National umpire accreditation/certification

• National Officials assignments


National Officials Committee 

Chair - Ashley Sceviour 

Ian Lagden

Mike Walker

Mark Briscombe

Simon Liew

Janice Dawson (Non-voting)


National Representation

Our goal is to have all officials in Canada represented in the National Officials' Committee, we urge officials nation wide to contact their regional representative for upcoming evaluations, international umpiring opportunities, and other suggestions or concerns you may have. All comments are welcomed. 


Ontario representative - Ian Lagden

Level: BWF Referee (retired)



Atlantic region representative - Mark Briscombe

Level: Pan Am Accredited Umpire



Alberta representative - Ashley Sceviour

Level: Pan Am Certificated Umpire



Prairies representative - Simon Liew

Level: National Certified Umpire



Pacific region representative - Mike Walker

Level: BWF Umpire assesor



Badminton Canada Staff representative - Janice Dawson

Sport Programs Officer