Canadian Master’s Speed Skating meeting minutes
Location: Olympic Oval, Calgary
Time/Date: February 24th, 2007, 10:00AM
Present: Brett Arnason, Anika Bédard, Sandy Falco, Kevin Frost, Jean-François Godbout,
Danielle Gray, Ann Hanham, Ross Hanham, Bob Irvine, Jo-Ann Johnson, Ron Johnston,
Mickey Kupchyk, Bob Laurence, Gary Link, Larry Magloire, Shelia McGinn, Octavian
Moga, Matthew Otwinoswski, John Pillar, Diane Silzer, Brian Sulzer, Agatha van der
Starre, Gavin Thulien, Alicia Weiss
Chair: Brett Arnason, Ross Hanham, Anika Bedard,
Purpose of meeting:
To discuss letter sent to Dawn Currie (Sport Development Director) of Speed Skating
To discuss the possibility of forming a Canadian Master’s Speed Skating Association.
To discuss and appoint a Master’s representative to facilitate meetings with
Provincial Associations, SSC and International Speed Skating Organization
Brett Arnason proposed to the Master’s group that the time has come that we form
some kind of Long and Short Track committee or association in order to have a voice
within provincial, national and international speed skating organizations.
That our group look into developing Long Track meets for Masters and be included
within our Provincial, National, and International meets.
That we discuss the possibility of having a provincial Master’s representative from
To distribute/highlight every point of the SSC letter and invite all to provide guidance
Some attendees expressed concerns around the legalities of forming an association at
such an early time. It was therefore proposed that we consider the idea of forming a
Vote: All in favour of forming said committee? Majority vote was held.
In order to have a voice within provincial, national and international governing bodies
we need to have a representative. The assembly was asked if we would be in favour
of having Brett Arnasson represent Canada within these organizing bodies.
Vote: All in favour of having Brett Arnason represent Canada at SSC and IMSSC?
Majority vote was held.
In order to have a united voice Canada wide all attending provinces were asked to
submit a provincial representative in order to form a liaison with our Canadian
representative Brett Arnason. The following volunteered:
- BC – Gary Link
- AB – Brian Sulzer
- SASK – Mickey Kupchyk
- MAN – J.F. Godbout
- ON – Sheila McGinn
- QC – Anika Bédard
- NB – Reg van Drecht (nominated by Ross Hanham)
Meeting adjourned at 10:45AM