Board of Directors

 

 

Jamey Paterson, Chair

Service on Board: Jan 2017-Jan 2019

Hometown: Langley

In 1979 Jamey Paterson started his own Sales Agency, Paterson Products Ltd. This now extends across Western Canada. They sell Building Supplies, Plumbing, Electrical, Industrial and Safety Supplies markets.  In 2000 Mr. Paterson was the assistant to the Chairman for the BC Games with a Disability; 2005 he chaired the Communities in Bloom Committee; 2012 he Chaired the 50th Anniversary of the Langley Walk Committee; 2010 he was the Vice Chair of the 2010 BC Summer Games, and in 2013 he was Vice Chair for the 2013 BC Special Olympics.  Active in his community Mr. Paterson has served on the Building Supply Industry Association for 10 years. He also served on the Sharon Village Seniors Housing Society for 6 years, and was Vice Chair of the BC Challenge Drug and Alcohol Recovery Centre's for Men and Women for 8 years.
 

Karen Barnstable

Service on Board: Jan 2017-Jan 2019

Hometown: Kelowna

Karen Barnstable holds a Bachelor of Education with a Major in French and a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. She has had the opportunity of teaching every grade from kindergarten to grade 12 and adults of all ages. She has published two teaching guides and contributed to two books on innovations in education.  She initiated and helped create the Healthy Living program for BC youth that has grown to be an internationally used resource.  Karen is currently working as a sessional Instructor with Okanagan College and an Educational Leader for BC Cancer Agency with the provincial prevention team. In her current role at the Centre for the Southern Interior, Karen coordinates the community service learning projects of third year Nursing, Health Psychology, and Media students from UBC Okanagan.
 

Dave Calder

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Hometown: Victoria

David Calder is a four-time Olympian who has spent his life growing up in sport in BC. Playing the full gamut of sports growing up, he found his passion for rowing at the age of 13 and never turned back.  Over the years Mr. Calder won 10 National Championships, multiple World Cup Medals, 3 World Championships and an Olympic Silver Medal.  His career spanned 2 decades. Between his 1st and 2nd Olympic Games he fell in love and married the woman of his dreams.  Together they started a family and his Olympic Dream very much became a group effort.  When he reached the Olympic podium in Beijing in 2008 with pair partner Scott Frandsen, his wife and daughter had been the biggest supports of his career. With the later addition of their son, the Calder family very much has sport in their blood.  Mr. Calder recognizes that over the years there were hundreds of people who helped him along the way.  He started a career in the BC Public Service in 2004 and continued there in one capacity or another until 2014, sharing two Olympic cycles with his friends and colleagues. In a small way, all of those people supported him to achieve his goals.  It is with that in mind that Mr. Calder came to volunteer with the BC Games Society to ensure that another generation of young athletes have every opportunity that he had. He currently runs the SMUS Community Rowing Centre on the George Waterway in Victoria, BC.
 

Chris Graham

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2019

Hometown: Victoria

Chris Graham began his career in the public recreation field through a number of co-op work placements. Upon graduating from UVic, he was hired by the Commonwealth Games Society as a Sport Coordinator which began his career in sport. Following the Games, Mr. Graham became a Sport Consultant with the Provincial Government where he has held a number of positions including Manager, Regional Delivery Program (coach employment program), Manager, Aboriginal Programs, and Manager, Team BC (Canada Games and Western Canada Summer Games). He has extensive experience in Games with Team BC and working with Host Societies including leading the 2015 Canada Winter Games Secretariat for the Province of BC managing Government’s investment, coordinating cross-Ministry support, and working with the Prince George Host Society to stage the Games.  Mr. Graham is currently managing the Federal-Provincial-Territorial, Aboriginal, and high-performance sport files at the Sport Branch.
 

Candy Hodson

Service on Board: Jan 2017-Jan 2019

Hometown: White Rock

Candy Hodson recently retired from the role of Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, after a thirty-year career with Black Press Media, the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada. During her tenure Ms. Hodson also held roles as Publisher, Group Training Manager and Regional Sales Director. Media titles under her direction were among the largest in British Columbia - The Surrey/North Delta Leader and the Burnaby & New Westminster NewsLeader - both of which were honoured as "Best in Canada". She also launched websites and magazines including a highly successful Chinese-language lifestyle product and planned scores of industry seminars, conferences, and client events. Ms. Hodson's work and community service has been diverse, gaining insight into both small business and national retail, post-secondary institutions, the home-building industry, and professional sports.
 

Jim Martin

Service on Board: Jan 2017-Jan 2019

Hometown: Prince George

Jim Martin is the Chief Administrator Officer for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George where he oversees the activities of the senior management team and the day-to-day operations of a $36 million dollar local government operation. Previously Mr. Martin held a series of progressive roles at the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George as the general manager of environmental services, the manager of operations and an environmental services coordinator. In the past, Mr. Martin was an environmental effects research officer for the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, a primary products inspector for Agriculture Canada and a field biologist for Aim Ecological Consultants Ltd. Active in his community, Mr. Martin is the Vice Chair of the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society, a founding director and chair for the International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition Society, a director for the Northern Sports Centre and a Director of the Prince George Community Foundation Investment Committee. Previously, he was the President of the Prince George Ski Club, a Board Director for the Prince George Community Foundation and the United Way of Northern BC Prince George Cabinet Campaign Member. He holds his Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in local government services delivery.
 

Donna Mihalcheon

Service on Board: Jan 2013-Dec 2018

Hometown: Vernon

Donna Mihalcheon is a Senior Vice-President for BDO Vernon and is responsible for the delivery of financial recovery services in offices throughout British Columbia.  Previously, Ms. Mihalcheon was with KPMG.  Active in her community, she was Vice-President of the Greater Vernon 2012 BC Winter Games Society and is a past Chairman and Treasurer of the Vernon's Winter Carnival Society and the Vernon Women's Transition House Society.  She has also had extensive coaching experience in both soccer and Ringette at both the recreation and elite levels and most recently was head coach for Team BC Ringette at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse.  Ms. Mihalcheon holds her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency Restructuring Professional, and a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
 

Tyler Mosher

Service on Board: Jan 2017-Jan 2019

Hometown: Whistler

Tyler Mosher is the 2009 Adaptive Snowboarding World Champion, an IPC World Cup Cross Country Skier and a 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Paralympian. Mr. Mosher retired from para-snowboarding after competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and presently owns and operates the Gardener’s Yard Inc & TMD Landscapes Ltd manages a design portfolio grossing more than $1.5 million a year in Vancouver and Whistler. Active in his community, he is a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee Board of Directors as the Chair of the Athlete’s Council, a founding board member for the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and a director of the Whistler Fisheries and Stewardship Group. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, the Haakonson Award and the Athlete of the Year Harry Jerome Award (BC). He holds his Professional Degree in Design for Environmental Planning (CIP) from the University of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
 

Marilyn Payne

Service on Board: Jan 2017-Jan 2019

Hometown: Richmond

Marilyn Payne is the owner of Marilyn Payne Consulting (MPC) which provides organizational development consulting services to community, provincial and national level not-for-profit associations related to sport management. Her past clients include LIFT Philanthropy Partners, Triathlon Canada and BC Hockey. In the past, Ms. Payne was the Director of the Sport and Recreation department for 2010 Legacies Now, an Executive Director for BC School Sports and an Executive Director for Field Hockey Canada.  Active in her community, she was the President of Toronto Women’s Field Hockey Association, President of the Ontario Women’s Field Hockey Association, a Director for the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Association and Vice President of the Canadian Association of Sport Administrators. Among numerous executive positions, Ms. Payne was a Director for Sport BC, a member of the Women's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier Organizing Committee, member of the Management Committee for the National Coaching Institute of BC and a member of the Steering Committee for the BC Olympic Youth Leadership Academy.  She completed her Executive Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education and English) from York University.
 

Henry Pejril

Service on Board: Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Hometown: Kamloops

Henry Pejril is the owner of Inland Technical Services Ltd, a mechanical and electrical systems firm based in Kamloops and Kelowna. Mr. Pejril is the recipient of numerous community awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the BC Community Sport Hero Award (2014), the BC Community Achievement Award (2016) and he was named the Kamloops Sports Person of the Year in 2011. Active in his community, he was the President of the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club and organized the National Mountain Bike Championships, the National Road Bike Championships, the National Cyclocross Championships, as well as the World Masters Mountain Bike Championships. He was a director for the Cycling BC board, the President of the 2006 BC Summer Games, the President of the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, the current President of the Kamloops Sports Council and the present Chair of the Kamloops Performance Legacy Games.
 
Laura Watson

Service on Board: Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Hometown: Port Moody

Laura Watson is a Senior Coaching Consultant with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). She has worked at CAC for three years as a remote employee working from her home office in Port Moody, BC and travelling across Canada and internationally. She has fourteen National Sport Organizations (NSOs) that she is responsible for guiding in the development and delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). She holds the parasport portfolio as the liaison to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and oversees the thirteen Provincial Territorial Coaching Representatives (PfTCRs). She is also working with the International Programs managing contracts to deliver NCCP in other countries. In addition, Ms. Watson is a Master Learning Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification Program. Working on contract for ViaSport British Columbia, she facilitates coach and learning facilitator training and is on the provincial Coach Developer team.  She is currently attending the University of British Columbia, in the High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership graduate program (expected graduation June 2017).
 
Michelle Webster

Service on Board: Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Hometown: Kelowna

Michelle Webster is currently the Interior Region Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator for the Aboriginal, Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council.  Active in her community, she is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Pulling Together Canoe Society as well as the Technical Director for Kelowna Minor Fastball. She holds her Masters Degree in Business Administration and her Bachelor of Arts in Health Physical Education and Recreation from the Kansas Wesleyan University.
 

Simon Whitfield

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Hometown: Victoria

Simon Whitfield is a father, adventurer, guide, businessman, mentor and retired professional athlete. Simon has relentlessly pursued excellence for as long as he or anyone around him can remember.  He surprised the world with a come-from-behind victory in triathlon’s inaugural Olympics at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games.  At 25, standing on the top step of the podium while the Canadian National Anthem played, Mr. Whitfield had achieved what he’d set out to do.  His relentless pursuit, however, was not something that could be satisfied by a single race victory, no matter how significant.  So he continued to pursue his sport with a passion and professionalism second to none.  The rewards followed the hard work: 12 national championships, 14 world cup victories, and, perhaps most significantly, a silver medal at the  Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games in a race where he was counted out by everyone but himself.  Simon has had much recognition over the course of his career. Two of his greatest highlights include representing Canada as the flag bearer during the 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies in London, and being inducted into the Canadian Triathlon Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015, Simon was a Toronto Pan Am Games Ambassador and ceremonial flag bearer in the Opening Ceremonies. Additionally, he was inducted into the International Triathlon Union Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.  Now retired from professional athletics, Simon has co-founded an investment and consulting business, Relentless Pursuit Partners.  Building on a life committed to sport, “Relentless” is dedicated to active, healthy living – working with entrepreneurs that promote optimum health and an active lifestyle. An avid adventurer, Simon can often be found exploring new ocean routes on his paddle board and collaborating with local activity based businesses. Simon takes his roles as triathlon’s ambassador to Canada and as Canada’s ambassador to the world very seriously. He supports numerous charities and loves few things as much as mentoring youth to find their passion.
 

Rochelle Winterton

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Hometown: Vancouver

During the past 35 years, most of Rochelle Winterton's work experience has been in the non-profit sector (arts, health, and sport).  The balance of her career has been in professional sport, promotions, and media/public relations.  For the past 23 years, Ms. Winterton has been working with the BC Lacrosse Association, 17 of those years as the Executive Director, and has had the opportunity to serve with various boards and committees during her tenure.  In 2007, Ms. Winterton graduated with a Masters in Leadership and Training, dedicating her research project to community lacrosse volunteer leadership support, training, and education.
 

Sarah Zimmerman

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Hometown: Terrace
Sarah Zimmerman has spent her career working as a journalist turned public relations practitioner, currently working as the Director of Communications & Public Relations at Northwest Community College.  Ms. Zimmerman has had a lifelong love of all things outdoors from camping and kayaking in the summer to hitting the slopes on her snowboard in the winter.  She was the founder and president of the multi-sport adventure sport series, the Terrace Standard Adventure Challenge (2002-2008), and served as the Director of Promotions for the Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games (2009-2010).  An Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional, she is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and sits as a volunteer on the Local Advisory Committee for the association's 2017 national conference, called Illuminate. Ms. Zimmerman is a passionate volunteer and has given her time, talents, and resources to countless groups in the community from organizations that promote healthy living and sport, to economic development, and the arts.

 

Immediate past Chair

  • Byron McCorkell, Kamloops

Honourary Board Members