Skate Canada got new president at jubilee convention

Leanna Caron

By Skate Canada

At the 100th Annual Convention and General Meeting (ACGM) of Skate Canada in Ottawa this past weekend, delegates elected Leanna Caron as its new President.

Caron, who grew up in Timmins, Ont., was elected for a two-year team. An International Skating Union (ISU) level official, she was first elected to the Skate Canada Board of Directors in 2008 and has both led and served on numerous domestic and international committees.

Her vision as President is to “continue the success of this leading sport organization as we work to not only develop the sport internationally, but to ensure that all Canadians are exposed to the lifelong joy of skating.”

“We have such a rich history of excellence in skating in Canada,” she continued. “I will work to see Skate Canada maintain our leadership position, supporting our athletes, coaches and officials to evolve and develop the sport even further. Our foundation is our local clubs across the country who are the backbone of our success!”

Also elected to serve two-year terms were Bill Boland (London, Ont.) as Elected Director – Finance, Karen Butcher, (Greely, Ont.) as Elected Director – Technical, Sally Rehorick (Vancouver, B.C.) as Elected Director – Technical and Rod Garossino, (Calgary, Alta.) as Elected Director.

Benoît Lavoie, Beauport, Que., who was President for seven years, moves into the role of Past-President on the Board of Directors.

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