Ringette BC Board of Directors
June 5, 2022 Ringette BC hosted the 2022 Annual General Meeting at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference center. The AGM followed the full day conference hosted on June 4 which included presentations from RAMP Interactive, Truth and Reconciliation and sport with Chief Barry Nikal, Managing Discipline and Complaints, local Association Club Engagement and Officials Development. Thank you to all of our guests and presenters.
Ringette BC is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors and two returning Directors to the Board of Directors. Ringette BC and our Member Associations elected to the Board of Directors: returning Directors Lesley Driscoll and Lisa Quiring and new directors Maria Crawford and Chris Bjorn.
Ringette BC is pleased to introduce Maria Crawford from Delta, BC. Maria has been serving as the President of Delta Ringette Association for the past four years. Prior to that Maria was a member of the Ringette BC Board of Directors before she returned to the local association board of directors. Maria has been actively involved in ringette in multiple capacities for over 15 years and Ringette BC is happy to welcome her to the Board of Directors.
Chris Bjorn is joining Ringette BC from the Prince George Ringette Association where he has been the Referee-in-Chief for over four seasons. Chris participated in the Ringette BC Officials Development Committee for two years and assisted in the creation of the Officials Development guidelines.
To read the full bios for all elected Board Members from the June 5, 2022 Annual General Meeting please visit the Ringette BC website.
Ringette BC is pleased to welcome back Lesley Driscoll for her third term with Ringette BC. Lesley Driscoll has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for Ringette BC as Dennis Callaghan has stepped down from the Board of Directors after six years serving the organization. Lesley has been with the Ringette BC Board of Directors for four years and has served on multiple committees with the organization including Strategic Planning Committee, Governance Committee, Communications Committee along with supporting other initiatives with the organization.
Ringette BC is also pleased to welcome back to the Board of Directors Lisa Quiring. Lisa has been re-elected to the Board of Directors for her second term with the organization. Lisa has participated in actively with Ringette BC’s Board of Directors over the past three years supporting competitions such as the U12 Year End Event and BC Winter Games, participating in the Governance Committee and Player Movement Committees and providing support for human resources and policy writing. Welcome back Lisa!
Thank you to Director Braithwaite and Chair Dennis Callaghan
Ringette BC would like to thank Tanya Braithwaite and Dennis Callaghan for their service to the organization and the sport of ringette. Tanya has served with Ringette BC for over four years and participated in a number of committees and initiatives over the course of the four years. Tanya, came to Ringette BC in 2017 and previously served as a local Association President with Fraser Valley Ringette. Tanya has been an active volunteer in ringette for over 15 years and her service is greatly appreciated. Tanya served as a member of the Player Movement Committee, managed discipline and complaints, supported officials development, and participated in the Succession Planning Committee. Thank you, Tanya for your efforts and dedication to Ringette.
After six years with the organization and four years as Chair of the Board Dennis Callaghan has stepped down from Ringette BC’s Board of Directors. Dennis has led the organization over the past four years through COVID-19, a Strategic Plan renewal, the hiring of a new Executive Director and Technical Director, and helped the organization achieve a clear vision and plan to improve the registration numbers and grow the sport of ringette in BC. Dennis has been a great source of knowledge, leadership and stability for the organization over the course of six years with Ringette BC. Thank you Dennis for your service to the organization and sport.
Ringette BC Board of Directors 2022-2023
Chair – Lesley Driscoll, Kelowna
Director – Lisa Quiring, Vernon
Director – Rod Needham, Surrey
Director – Greg Hunter, New Westminster
Director – Jody Ewart, Port Coquitlam
Director – Maria Crawford, Delta
Director – Chris Bjorn, Prince George
– Our Values: Community Focus, Integrity, Partnership, Respect, Sportsmanship-