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The Aboriginal Sport Circle is pleased to welcome six new members to its Board of Directors. The Directors were elected based on their capacity to advance national level priorities for Indigenous sport, physical activity, and wellness in Canada. The new members and their positions are as follows:

Lynn Lavallee, President Brittanee Laverdure, Vice President
Rob Newman, Director Candice Pete, Director
Tara Wardle, Director Jason Johnston, Director

They join Cheryl McCallum and Jaime Battiste, who will continue as Directors, as well as Janice Forsyth, who moves into the role of Past President. Together they will ensure the organization continues on its path of positive growth. A full list and short biographies of all ASC Directors will be posted on the ASC website in the coming weeks.

“We have worked hard over the past year to bolster our internal operations and governance practices, and the election of new Directors with outstanding resumes and experiences speaks to the widespread interest and commitment that people have in seeing the continued success of the ASC,” said McCallum. “The ASC is strengthening its position as the national voice for Indigenous sport and physical activity in Canada.”

The election took place at the ASC Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario on July 25, 2019.

“The ASC has the history, the network, the knowledge and the experience to carry out the work that needs to be done for our youth,” stated Forsyth. “At the same time, we recognized the need to start bringing in new people who can help us to become the organization that our youth and communities need us to be. The new Directors, along with our new CEO, Carey Calder, will help move the ASC along that path.”

CEO Carey Calder will join the national office on August 6, 2019.

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