Membership in the Association is open to any individual interested in furthering and promoting the purposes of the Association.
Our AGM is held annually in the early fall. Members in good standing will be sent a notice of the AGM.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association (BC Blind Sports) is a governance board. The role of the Board of Directors is to set the strategic direction of the association, establish policy, financial policy guidelines, overall budgets and fees (excepting membership dues which are set by the membership); and to approve as presented, or as amended by the board, the annual budget. The board consists of nine elected members and the Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting).
A call for nominations for members of the board will be circulated to Members in Good Standing prior to the AGM.
Elections are typically held for two-year terms on the board as follows:
- In even numbered years:
- Vice President
- Officer at Large (if no Past President)
- Director at Large (up to 3)
- In odd numbered years
- Athlete’s Representative
- Director at Large (up to 2)
2020-21 Board of Directors:
Brian Cowie President
Elaine Todd Vice President
Tom Ollis Treasurer
Amy Amantea Athletes Representative
Sean Heaslip Officer at Large
Bob Smith Director at Large
Vern Short Director at Large
Nancy Leung Director at Large
Jane Blaine Executive Director (ex-officio, non voting)
Our Staff are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization.
- Jane D Blaine, Executive Director
- Mike Lonergan, Program Director
- Susan Flanagan, Member & Volunteer Services Coordinator
- David Chung, Finance Manager
- Linda Dooley, Office Coordinator (part time)
Staff can be reached via email using the following format:
First name @bcblindsports.bc.ca
The Office Coordinator can be reached by using info in place of the first name.