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Administration - Bulletin Details
ISSUE #:      2015-010
May 8, 2015
TO: BC Hockey Membership
FROM: Wilf Liefke
Nominating Committee Chair

SUBJECT: Nominations for BC Hockey Board of Directors

Further to BC Hockey Bulletin 2015-008, a second Nominating Committee has been put into place this year to identify candidates for the Board of Directors of BC Hockey should the proposed changes to our governance structure be adopted by the membership.

To this point in the process, prospective Board Members have identified themselves to the Nominating Committee.  The next steps are as follows:

  • The Nominating Committee, via this notice, will circulate a list of recommended eligible candidates and a brief summary of their qualifications to the membership.
  • Members and Directors will then 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 Nominating 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.

In keeping with this procedure, please note that the following individuals have been identified as nominees for the BC Hockey Board of Directors (listed below in alphabetical order):


Randy Henderson

  • Residence: Prince George

  • Occupation: Educator

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey President, Officer, Executive Committee, Cariboo District Association

  • Hockey Development Experience: Coach, Speak Our Instructor/HCSP Instructor

  • Mr. Henderson has also put his name forward for the position of Chair of the Board

Dawn Bursey

  • Residence: Prince George

  • Occupation: Executive Director, Kwadacha Nation

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey Executive Committee, Prince George MHA, Canada Winter Games 2015

  • Hockey Development Experience: Female team manager, Female Development Committee

  • Other: Spruce City Skating Club President, Accountant (CPA)

John Gillen

  • Residence: Golden

  • Occupation: Driving School owner

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey Officer, Executive Committee, East Kootenay District Association, Golden & District MHA

  • Hockey Development Experience: Coach, MHA Head Coach, BC Hockey Coaching, Female Development, Safety & Risk Management Committees

  • Other: RCMP (Retired)

Bill Greene

  • Residence: Armstrong

  • Occupation: Supervisor, Offshore Boat Builders

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey  Executive Committee, Armstrong MHA, North Okanagan MHA, North Okanagan Kings Jr. B Hockey Club

  • Hockey Development Experience: Coach , official, MHA Referee in Chief, Hockey Canada Safety Program Instructor/Master Course Conductor, Hockey Canada Speak  Out Instructor, District Risk Manage, Hockey Canada  Skills Camp

  • Other: International  Floorball Federation Referee,  Advance Level 1 Coach

Darryl Lerum

  • Residence: Fort St James

  • Occupation: Forest company Shift Foreman

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey Executive Committee, Northwest District Association, Ft. St. James MHA

  • Hockey Development Experience: Coach

Neil McNabb

  • Residence: Surrey

  • Occupation: Retired

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey Officer, Executive Committee, Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association, Cloverdale MHA

  • Hockey Development Experience: Coach, MHA Coaching Co-ordinator, BC Hockey High Performance Committee and Major Midget League

  • Other: Telus Project Manager, Surrey Parks Ice Allocation Advisory Board

Bill Veenstra

  • Residence: Vancouver

  • Occupation: Lawyer

  • Hockey Administration Experience: BC Hockey Executive Committee, President Vancouver Thunderbirds MHA

  • Other: Canadian Bar Association, Scouts Canada leader, Voci Crescendi Society (Zing! Childrens’ Choir)

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