2015 Sail Canada AGM and Conference Wrap Up!

2015 Sail Canada AGM and Conference Wrap Up!

The 2015 Sail Canada Annual General Meeting and Conference concluded in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, October 31st after two productive days of meetings, open forums, and breakout and information sessions.

AGM & Conference highlights...
The 2015/2016 Board of Directors as elected by the membership:
President: Todd Irving
Directors at Large: Kai Bjorn, Janet MacMillan, Hugh McGugan, Richard Ballantyne, Bob Greenhalgh & Karen McRae
Athlete Directors: Hunter Lowden

A message from the newly elected President, Todd Irving: "I am excited for the opportunity to work with the board, staff and volunteers of Sail Canada to make the organization stronger.  Implementing Sail Canada's strategic plan requires all hands on deck from our partners, participants and athletes to help us improve our products and services.  We aspire to become the world leading organization in developing sailors which will drive participation and podium results.  Having a strong set of pathways to achieve the numerous pinnacles in our sport will help achieve these goals."

A special thank you to retiring President, Alan Lombard and retiring Directors at Large, John Kerr and Christine Searle for their many years of service and dedication to sailing in Canada.

Check out the following links to get a glimpse of what else took place:
Conference Presentations
Social Media: Reaching Tomorrow's Club Members Today!
Pan Am Volunteer Experience
Club Operational Asset and Standards Tool - Resource Sheet
Para Programs - Resource Sheet
Lee Parkhill Pan Am Medalist Toronto 2015
Sail Canada Small Keelboat Programs
Sail Canada Keelboat Programs Update

AGM Business:
Annual General Meeting Reports Booklet
2015 Sail Canada Programs Statistics
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice of Motion; Bylaw Changes
Nomintating Committee Report
Report of the Audit Committee
Approval of the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended April 30, 2015

Leading up to the AGM & Conference, Sail Canada hosted the Provincial Sailing Association Executive Directors meeting, Partners’ meeting and Development Coaches meeting. While the Training and Certification committee along with members of the CANSail and Cruising Panels met throughout the weekend with agendas focused on both Sailor and Instructor programming as we move towards 2016. 

A big thank you to all of the volunteers, contributors, partners, facilitators, sponsors and event sponsor Skippers' Plan for making the 2015 Sail Canada AGM and Conference a success!