Board of Directors

 

Byron McCorkell, Chair

Service on Board: Jan 2011-Jan 2017

Hometown: Kamloops

Byron McCorkell is the Director of Parks, Recreation, Culture and Sustainability for the City of Kamloops.  Previously he has served as the Director of Parks and Recreation and Culture for the City’s of Yorkton and Kindersley in Saskatchewan.  Active in the community, Mr McCorkell has served as a Liaison and City Representative on a number of community events; Saskatchewan Winter and Summer Games 90, 94 and 2000, the 2006 BC Summer Games, 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, 2010 World Master Indoor Athletics Championships, 2013 CCA Men’s Brier, 2014 NACAC Athletics Championships, and 2014 Four Nations Cup Women’s Hockey.  Mr McCorkell, as a competitor was named a 1988 CIAU All Canadian in Football and Linemen of the Year in WIFL.  He also competed in Athletics in Shot-put and was part of the 1987 CIAU Canadian Championship Track and Field team with the University of Saskatchewan.  Mr. McCorkell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Saskatchewan.
 

Susan Archibald

Service on Board: Mar 2011-Jan 2016

Hometown: North Vancouver

Susan Archibald is the Senior Vice President of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, a not for profit organization dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.  With over 25 years experience in marketing, communications, brand management, strategic planning, high profile event management, partnership negotiations, and stakeholder relations Ms. Archibald has worked within various industries in Canada and internationally.  Ms. Archibald has been active in the sports sector for much of her career through positions with the UBC Athletic Department, the Vancouver Whitecaps, Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour, and as a sponsor of the BC Games with the BC Dairy Foundation.  In 2012 Ms. Archibald was honoured to be a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to her community.  Ms. Archibald holds a BPE from the University of BC and an MA from the University of Western Ontario.  She is also a former competitive diver and coach.
 

Sue Bock

Service on Board: Jan 2010-Jan 2016

Hometown: Trail

Sue Bock, President of Bock and Associates, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and retired faculty member of Royal Roads University.  Ms. Bock was highlighted in the International Journal of Coaching Organizations for her outstanding work and expertise for building ‘coaching cultures’.  She was also the winning coach of the 2009 Vancouver Chapter ICF Prism Award, acknowledging successful coaching initiatives within BC business.  Ms. Bock offers leaders and organizations over 25+ years of well-rounded experience in education, leadership strategies, executive coaching, and workplace development.  She is an active member of her community and has held a number of key leadership roles in a volunteer capacity including multiple events with BC Games Society and eight years with BC Chamber of Commerce.
 

Kjeld Brodsgaard

Service on Board: Jan 2012-Jan 2017

Hometown: Victoria

Kjeld Brodsgaard has lived in Victoria since 1965 and is retired from teaching.  Sport has always been a large part of his life and he has been involved as a coach, competitor, administrator, organizer, and official.  Mr. Brodsgaard was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 1993 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, Sport Chair of Wrestling for the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Director of the Victoria organizing committee responsible for transportation, security (U19 only), accommodations, training venues, and liaisons for the U19 Women’s and the U20 FIFA World Cup of Soccer.  He was the President of the Vancouver Island Soccer League for 6 years is currently the Vice President Senior of the BC Soccer Association. In addition he has officiated at a number of Northern BC Winter Games and BC Summer Games along with 19 World Championships and two Olympic Games in the sport of wrestling and numerous other events throughout BC, Canada, and the World.  Mr. Brodsgaard continues to lace up the soccer boots, play tennis, and enjoy hiking the beautiful trails and parks in BC with his wife Kathy.
 

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.
 

Jamie Choi

Service on Board: Jan 2010-Jan 2016

Hometown: Vancouver

Jamie Choi is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) with the Art Institute of Vancouver where Ms. Choi is responsible for coordinating the annual planning and budgeting process, long-term financial modeling, internal control reviews, and the establishment of internal accounting policies.  The Art Institute of Vancouver has three locations in the Vancouver area and is owned by Education Management Corporation (www.edmc.com) which operates 85 education and training institutions in North America.  Prior to joining the Art Institute of Korea, Ms Choi established and managed the office of Snap-on-Tools in Seoul, South Korea.  Ms. Choi holds her Bachelor of Arts from Ewha Woman’s’ University in South Korea.  In addition, she has completed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) program.
 

Moira Gookstetter

Service on Board: Jan 2011-Jan 2016

Hometown: Richmond

With over 20 years of professional experience in the not-for-profit sector, Moira Gookstetter is currently working as a fundraising and not-for-profit management consultant with clients such as the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund and the Recycling Council of BC.  Ms. Gookstetter is also an instructor for the grant and proposal writing course at BCIT.  Professionally, she is a not-for-profit and fundraising consultant and has held positions such as the Vice President of ViaSport British Columbia, to lead the start up of the new not-for-profit granting organization; CEO of Gymnastics BC, providing overall leadership and direction to a membership of over 40,000; and as the Director of Development of Sport BC, driving to promote sport as a philanthropic cause.  Currently working on her Masters of Leadership at Royal Roads University, Ms. Gookstetter also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UVIC and Certificates in Marketing – Communications and in Fundraising Management from BCIT.  She also holds the designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).  Active in the community, Ms. Gookstetter is on the Board of Governors for Southpointe Academy, was a director to the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Co-Chair of PSO Leadership Council Sport BC, Co-Chair of the awards committee with the AFP Vancouver's National Philanthropy Day, and was involved with the 2010 LegaciesNow Sustainability Committee, the Provincial Sport Advisory Committee, the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games, and the 1993 Canada Summer Games.  As a competitor, Ms. Gookstetter was a nationally ranked team member of Athletics Canada participating in shot put events and was a participant at the BC Summer Games held in Vernon in 1982.
 

Chris Graham

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2017

Hometown: Victoria

Chris 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 to stage Games.  Mr. Graham is presently leading a 2015 Canada 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 a first-class Games.
 

Jared Kuehl

Service on Board: Dec 2014-Jan 2016

Hometown: Vancouver, Fraser Valley
Jared Kuehl is Deputy Head, Government Relations with Shell Canada based in Vancouver.  Previously, he held roles in the public and private sector related to public affairs and policy development.  Mr. Kuehl holds a Master of Arts in political science from McGill University.  He has been an active volunteer with arts, health, development, and community charities and causes.  Mr. Kuehl is also a part of the alumni network of the BMW Foundation’s Trans Atlantic Forum.
 

Wade Loukes

Service on Board: Mar 2010-Dec 2016

Hometown: Prince George

Wade Loukes grew up in Victoria, but has lived in Northern BC since 1994.  Currently, he is employed in the community arenas division for the City of Prince George and has worked in municipal recreation since his move north.  Mr. Loukes holds a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology from UVIC and while at UVIC, he played varsity basketball from 1984 to 1989.  Following a stint of professional basketball in Australia, he began coaching basketball at the junior high and high school levels. He has volunteered with the Northern BC Winter Games Society since 1994, serving in various capacities, but currently is the society's President. Mr. Loukes and his wife, Krista, have two girls (Hannah and Rachel) and as a result he spends much of his free time in their arts and sport programs.
 

Donna Mihalcheon

Service on Board: Jan 2013-Dec 2018

Hometown: Vernon

Donna M. Mihalcheon is a Senior Vice-President for BDO Vernon and is responsible for the delivery of financial recovery services in offices throughout southern 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 Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency Restructuring Professional, and a Licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy.
 

Simon Whitfield

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Hometown: Victoria

Simon Whitfield 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.  In October 2013, Mr. Whitfield officially became partner and Director of Sports Entertainment at The Fantan Group, a Victoria-based process facilitation, event, and management consulting firm.  Beyond his ongoing work with Fantan, Mr. Whitfield’s portfolio of business ventures ranges from mobile bike mechanic Velofix, to Champion Systems quality custom clothing, to online training system Triton Triathlon.  He is also part of the team at the Endurance Games, CIBC’s Team Next, and Gold Medal Plates.  And keeping true to his commitment to youth and sport, he does national charity work with KidSport, Power2Be, and Goodlife Fitness Kids Foundation.
 

Rochelle Winterton

Service on Board: Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Hometown: Vancouver

During the past 32 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 20 years, Ms. Winterton has been working with the BC Lacrosse Association, 14 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).  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

  • Cathy Priestner Allinger, Vancouver

Honourary Board Members