ABOUT RACQUETBALL CANADA
Racquetball Canada is the National Sport Organization for the sport of racquetball. As a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, its mission is to coordinate, govern and encourage the advancement of racquetball from the grassroots to the elite level across Canada. Our vision is to be a visible, vibrant sport enjoyed coast to coast by Canadians of all ages and abilities.
Racquetball Canada is also a proud member of the International Racquetball Federation and the Pan American Racquetball Federation. National teams compete in the Pan Am Games, Pan Am Championships and the World Games as well as the World Championships at both the junior and elite level. Racquetball Canada also partners with local organizers to host tournaments including Canadian Championships and National Team selection events.
Racquetball Canada works closely with its provincial associations and partners to offer developmental and high performance programs across Canada for athletes, coaches and officials. The association offers coaching courses are part of the National Coaching Certification Program and are designed and offered in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada.
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Board Meeting and Committee Meeting Minutes
available upon request to the Executive Director
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
To coordinate, govern and encourage the advancement of Racquetball from grassroots to elite levels across Canada
Racquetball as a visible and vibrant sport enjoyed coast to coast by Canadians of all ages and abilities
The values we believe to be instrumental in making decisions and impacting how we interact are outlined below. We believe in managing Racquetball Canada according to these values and ensuring that the Principles of True Sport are activated on the field of play.
The first letter from key words in our value statements spell TRUE integrating our values with the principles of True Sport.
|Racquetball Canada Values||Our Declaration||I/We Live Our Values By . . .|
|We believe that integrity makes True champions||Our sport builds character and teaches life lessons that extend beyond the court.
We strive to make ethical decisions and to behave in a manner that reflects our values.
We work tirelessly to create and preserve trust
|Providing leadership by adhering to our policies
Offering education and development opportunities to coaches, officials and athletes
|We foster a safe and inclusive expeRience||We respect each other and advocate for a quality sport environment.
We invite multiple perspectives to ensure fairness and dignity for everyone.
Everyone has the right to feel supported and welcomed
|Adopting safe sport guidelines
Inviting all communities to participate
|We are one, connected commUnity|| We strive to foster a fun, positive, diverse and rewarding environment where everyone has a place to learn, grow, volunteer, work and compete.We encourage everyone to stay involved for life.
We believe that everyone can benefit from our sport’s healthy lifestyle.
|We offer a variety of programs and leagues to accommodate all skill levels and ages
We are adaptable and open to new opportunities
|We are committed to Excellence||We go the extra mile to ensure quality results, effective processes and good governance.
We help everyone achieve their highest potential.
We strive to be transparent and accountable in our actions, decisions and promises.
We encourage everyone to participate, to have fun and to strive for excellence.
|We ensure that everyone has a place to participate and be challenged
We develop opportunities for meaningful competition
RACQUETBALL CANADA STAFF
Kathy Brook, Executive Director
Kathy Brook is a FIBA licensed and certified Chartered Professional Coach, a coach education consultant, a Master Coach Developer and a teacher. She has a Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education from Queens and a Masters of Physical Education from Memorial University.
Kathy has been a teacher for 25 years and a coach education consultant for the Coaching Association of Canada for 8. She has had the opportunity to work with 67 sports in different capacities helping them to develop in different ways. Kathy loves to innovate and share her passion with others.
Jennifer Saunders, Sport Development & High Performance
Jennifer Saunders is an 18 year veteran of Racquetball Canada’s national team with many international and national podium results and brings an intimate knowledge of high performance sport to the position. In addition to her experience as an elite athlete, Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Activity and Sport Studies.
Jennifer also has a wealth of experience in sport administration through her work as the Executive Director of Racquetball Manitoba and her involvement with many provincial and national projects, as well as hosting national events.
Cheryl Adlard, Financial Administrator
Cheryl Adlard oversees the financial accountability of Racquetball Canada, working closely with the Executive Director and President in regards to budgeting and financial reporting. She is uniquely qualified, having worked in the capacity of Executive Director of Racquetball Canada from 2012 to 2018. Her work with Racquetball Canada, combined with previous employment with Ringette Canada, gives her a strong knowledge of the Canadian sport system at both the provincial and national level. Cheryl was the recipient of Racquetball Canada’s Susan Livingston Award in 2019 in recognition of her outstanding advocacy for women in sport, in particular those involved as athletes and in board governance.
Jan Hanson, Communications & Safe Sport
Jan Hanson has a long history of working in sport administration and the not for profit sector in both staff and volunteer capacities. Prior to joining the staff team, Jan had taken on the role of the Communications lead with Racquetball Canada as a Board Member for seven years, developing Racquetball Canada’s social media presence and working as the media and communications liaison. She was the Executive Director of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan from 2007 to 2016, working with high performance sport and community programs. Jan was also a staff member with the Canadian Red Cross for fifteen years in the area of public safety and community services.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Athlete Development – Bobbie Mack
High Performance – Darrell Davis
Marketing – Steve Scagnetti
Sport Development – Terry Nelson
Hall of Fame – Cheryl McKeeman
Adrian Webb is Racquetball Canada’s Tournament Director. Please contact Adrian for assistance in setting up tournaments and adding them to the tournament hosting site. Adrian also oversees the Canadian Championships and National Team Selection Events.
Contact Adrian Webb for any questions or assistance related to tournaments.
|2012 – 2016||Jack McBride||Sherwood Park, AB|
|2010 – 2012||Ron Brown||Winnipeg, MB|
|1999 – 2010||Usher Barnoff||Calgary, AB|
|1998 – 1999||Dave Bell||Halifax, NS|
|1995 – 1998||Ron Hughes||Burnaby, BC|
|1990 – 1992||Ian McKenzie||Vancouver, BC|
|1984 – 1989||Dan Stone|
|1982 – 1984||Morris Waitzer||Montreal, QC|
|1979 – 1982||Steve Millstein|
|1977 – 1979||John Chambers|
|1975 – 1977||Ivan Velan||Montreal, QC|
|1971 – 1974||John Kempo||Edmonton, AB|