Board of Directors 2020

President

Kathryn MacGregor
Kmacgregor@bowlscanada.com

MacGregor has served on the Bowls Canada Board for three years in the positions of Director and later Vice-President. Kathryn’s leadership skills and career experience include various executive board positions, a business acumen and a strong background in marketing. She has been a driving force in the development of para bowls under the Bowls Canada umbrella and was instrumental in having Canada recognized as the official national authority by the International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD) association.

Vice President

Don Caswell
Dcaswell@bowlscanada.com

Don has been involved with BCB in numerous roles over the years, from member of the LTAD committee, member and Chair of the National Team Committee, to most recently as the Chair of the High Performance Committee. Don is also currently the treasurer at his local club, the Windsor Lawn Bowling Club. A retired Healthcare Professional with expertise in business and program development, Don has a proven track record as a leader and consensus builder.

Treasurer

Dennis Verge
Dverge@bowlscanada.com

Dennis has held various volunteer positions since joining lawn bowling, including two years as President of his local bowls club, Chair of Bowls South Island, and Treasurer of Bowls British Columbia. Verge has worked closely with BCB in the past while performing the duties of chief scorer at two national events. While the majority of his volunteer involvement has been with lawn bowls, Dennis has also had many years of experience volunteering in the financial community as a Director of his accounting association and President of the Financial Management Institute of Victoria.

Secretary

Anne Mathewson
Amathewson@bowlscanada.com

Anne has over 20 years’ experience on numerous different Boards, including founding the Richmond Hill Ladies Recreational Softball League and serving as its president for five years. Within bowls, Anne was the treasurer of the 2015 Canadian Junior and Under 25 Championship Host Organizing Committee, and more recently was the chair of the 2019 Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship Host Organizing Committee. Professionally, Anne has long been recognized as one of Canada’s most experienced and knowledgeable waste management specialists. Anne has been on the front lines of driving change for recycling programs across Canada and is a well-respected negotiator and change catalyst.

Director

Cathy Selzler
Cselzler@bowlscanada.com

Since starting to bowl in 2011, Cathy has numerous years of experience serving on bowls Boards, ranging from secretary of the West Point Grey LBC in 2012, to secretary of Bowls Alberta in 2018. Selzler was also the Head Event Umpire at the 2018 Canadian Senior Triples Championships. With a reputation for getting things done, Cathy has chaired BCB’s Membership Engagement Working Group and is now chairing BCB’s Governance & Ethics Committee. Cathy is a member of Calgary LBC, where 4 generations of her family have also been members. Cathy & her husband Bob host an annual invitational tournament at CLBC in honour of her lawn bowling grandparents.

Director

Chris Stadnyk
Cstadnyk@bowlscanada.com

Chris is currently the President of the Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club in Kitchener, Ontario and has spent his entire bowls career being part of various Boards of Directors for various clubs. A past-President of both the Niagara Falls Lawn Bowls Club and Western Ontario Bowls Association (WOBA),  Chris has also served on the Championship Committee of the 2019 Canadian Singles Championships and worked closely with BCB when he served as Chair of the Athletes Rep Committee while on the National Team.  Stadnyk has represented Canada at various international events including four Commonwealth Games in 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018, and has a World Bowls bronze medal won in 2008.

Director

Trevor Pohle
Tpohle@bowlscanada.com

Trevor has served as both the President of the Commonwealth Lawn Bowls Club and currently as the President of Bowls Alberta. From those positions he has gained vast experience and knowledge on the various needs and agendas from a participant, club, and Provincial Association viewpoint. Pohle has also been involved with both the Mayfield Raiders and Stony Plain Bombers minor football clubs as a coach and through several Board positions.  Pohle also brings significant experience in developing community relationships through his association with local Seniors organizations and his volunteer work as a Shriner and Freemason.

Director

Laura Seed
Lseed@bowlscanada.com

Laura Seed has contributed extensively to the lawn bowling community through roles such as; the Vice-President of the Milton Lawn Bowling Club, the OLBA Awards Chair and a member of the OLBA Hall of Fame Committee among other things.  Laura has participated in a number of Canadian Championships, represented Canada at the 2012 World Bowls Championships and several North American Challenges. Professionally Laura has been the President of the Canadian Association of Cardio-PulmonaryTechnologists for the last three years and is currently working at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Director

Jeff Harding
Jharding@bowlscanada.com

Jeff has been on the board for 5 years since retiring from competitive bowls in 2016. He began bowling in NZ in 1975 and served as his clubs treasurer in the 1970s. Jeff has a business degree from the University of Auckland, has started several businesses, including a successful supply chain distribution centre in apparel in Toronto, where he is still a director. Jeff has won gold medals at Auckland Provincial Championships, Victoria State Championships where he lived for a year. He began competitive bowling in Canada in 2005 and won 4 gold medals, one in singles, and one in fours and two in pairs. He also won a silver medal in the US Open singles. Bowls Canada Boulingrin has been lucky to have Jeff’s vision to help achieve the organization’s goals.

Staff

Anna Mees

Chief Executive Officer
amees@bowlscanada.com
(P) 613-244-0021 ext. 101

Jake Schuknecht

Bowls Development Manager
jschuknecht@bowlscanada.com
(P) 613-244-0021 ext 201

Casey Donnelly

Communications and Safe Sport Coordinator
Cdonnelly@bowlscanada.com
(P) 613-244-0021 ext. 301

Joan Desautels

Bookkeeper
jdesautels@bowlscanada.com

Terry Scott

National Coach

Darryl Fitzgerald

National Development Coach

National Operational Committees

Development Committee

Mary Wright (Chair)
Tammy Foster-Veinot
Wayne Wright
Derek McKie
Ernie Meid

National Marketing and Promotions Committee

Alex Scott (Chair) – SK
John Siteman – NS
Ralph Ellis

High Performance Committee

Ryan Stadnyk (Chair)
Jean Roney – SK
Mary Wright – BC
Anita Nivala
Jackie Foster (Athlete Representative)
Rob Law (Athlete Representative)

National Officiating Committee

Nick Watkins (Chair) – ON
Helen Leroux – NB
George Cubiss – BC
Sharyl Ann Milligan – ON
Gary Laurence

Strategic Committees

Investment Committee

Dennis Verge (Chair)
Ian Tyzzer
David Calam
Steve Moors

Para Bowls Task Force

Don Caswell (Chair)
Jane Blaine
Pat Vos
Dave Ruckman
Alan Dean
Chelsea Robertson

Nominating Committee

Wayne Wright (Chair)
Ian Howard

Organizational Structure

The general membership of Bowls Canada Boulingrin is comprised of the 10 provincial associations.

The Board of Directors is the ultimate decision making body within Bowls Canada Boulingrin.  It is a skills based board where, in accordance with the By-Laws (2012) and the 2009 Canadian Not-For-Profit Act, every member of the Board is elected by the general membership  of the Association at the annual general meeting. The size of the Board may vary from seven to 10 members, depending upon need.  Currently the Board has nine members:  a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and six Directors-at-Large.  

The Board typically holds two meetings a year: the Annual General Meeting normally in and around the Canadian Lawn Bowls Championships, and a Semi-Annual General Meeting usually held in January. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the association. It conducts elections and determines policy, develops strategic plans and approves budgets.

Past Bowls Canada Presidents

2018-2020 Ian Howard

2016-2017

David Calam

2012-2016

Ian Tyzzer

2011-2012

Gary Robinson

2009-2011

Donna Law

2007-2009

Georgina Bellamy

2006-2007

Bob Strong

2004-2006

Laura Dewald

2003-2004

Jim Aitken

2001-2003

Elaine Chauvin

1999-2001

Don Kuntz

1997-1999

Margaret Fettes

1997

Gordon Terwillegar

1995

Janet Merry

1993

Jim Keeling

1990

Muriel Holness

1988

Don Gibson

1987

Leona Peterson

1986

Frank Yule

1984

Mildred MacLellan

1983

Tom Holness