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Administration - Bulletin Details
ISSUE #:      2015-008
April 20, 2015
TO: BC Hockey Membership
FROM: Randy Henderson
BC Hockey President

SUBJECT: Nominating Committee / Nomination for BC Hockey Board of Directors

Please note the following nomination information in preparation for the 2015 BC Hockey AGM.  In light of the governance adjustments being brought forward at this meeting, a unique nominations process is required.  The traditional procedure set out in the current By-Laws will be followed, as will a secondary or parallel process to be executed should the By-Laws be adjusted by way of resolutions considered at the meeting.

Therefore, for the 2015 Annual General meeting, the following nominations procedures will be in place:

  1. In accordance with BC Hockey By-Law 742 the BC Hockey Executive Committee presents a 2015 Nominating Committee as follows:

Wilf Liefke (Chair) 

Telephone: 250.415.3596


Dawn Bursey

Telephone: 250.552.1067


Bill Veenstra         

Telephone: 604.657.8200


This Committee will seek nominations for the BC Hockey Executive Committee in accordance with BC Hockey By-Law Seven.

  1. In keeping with adjustments proposed by the new governance model, the following individuals will serve as a nominating committee responsible for identifying candidates for the BC Hockey Board of Directors:

Wilf Liefke (Chair)



Al Matthews  

Telephone: 250.360.6310


Donna Henderson

Telephone:      250.828.2378


Should the By-Laws proposed by the Governance Committee regarding new Board Structure be approved, elections will be required for a Board consisting of nine (9) Directors, including the Chair, elected by the Members.

The process for nominations for the Board of Directors in the new model is as follows:

  • Nominations can be made by either a Member or the Nominating Committee Chair.

  • A Nomination Form signed by a duly authorized Member representative and by the candidate shall constitute the nomination.

  • A resume of the candidate’s credentials and a written statement by the candidate expressing willingness to serve as a Director must accompany the Nomination Form.

  • The resume of the candidate’s credentials should include education background, employment background and hockey experience, including experience with BC Hockey or other hockey organizations. The resume should also highlight any additional skills or competencies that will contribute to the effective leadership and governance of BC Hockey.

  • The Nominating Committee shall verify the eligibility of the candidates to hold office.

  • All nominations for the position of Director must be submitted to the Chair of the Nominating Committee prior to 4:00pm on May 1, 2015.

  • Candidates wishing to run for the Chair position must first be nominated as a candidate for a Board position.

  • The Committee will circulate a list of recommended eligible candidates and a brief summary of their qualifications to the membership on or before May 8, 2015.

  • Members and Directors will have until May 22, 2015 to submit further nominations.

  • All candidates will have until May 22, 2015 to further indicate their desire to run for the Chair position.

  • The Committee will circulate fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual General Meeting a final list of candidates for the available positions of Chair and/or Director along with the resumes of the candidates’ credentials.

  • Each candidate may choose to have up to two (2) minutes at the Annual General Meeting to address the Members prior to voting.

The Board of Directors’ nomination form is attached.

Should you require any further information on this subject please contact any member of the Nominating Committee.


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