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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.

Related / Other Links

AGM 2019 Minutes

Board Meeting and Committee Meeting Minutes
available upon request to the Executive Director

Bylaws

Operational Plan

 

 


 

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Mission

To coordinate, govern and encourage the advancement of Racquetball from grassroots to elite levels across Canada

Vision

Racquetball as a visible and vibrant sport enjoyed coast to coast by Canadians of all ages and abilities

Values

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

 

 


 

CONTACT US

Racquetball Canada

145 Pacific Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

(519) 897-7094

Email

Twitter: @rballcanada

Facebook: @racquetballcanada

Instagram: @racquetballcanada

 


 

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

Gwen Smoluk- President

Vice – President – Vacant

Bob Papineau – Director of Finance

Cliff Hood – Director at Large

Christine Richardson – Athlete Representative

Sue MacLeod – Director at Large

Steve Scagnetti – Director at Large

 


 

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Athlete Development – Bobbie Mack

High Performance – Darrell Davis

Marketing – Steve Scagnetti

Sport Development – Terry Nelson

Hall of Fame – Cheryl McKeeman

 


 

 

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

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.

 

 


 

 

PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES

PROVINCE REPRESENTATIVE
British Columbia Cheryl McKeeman/Cal Smith
Alberta Jeff Buller
Saskatchewan Karla Drury
Manitoba Liz Klippenstein
Ontario Adrian Webb
Québec Rino Langelier
New Brunswick Mike McCabe
Nova Scotia Dan Smith
Prince Edward Island Alan Meston
Newfoundland & Labrador

 


 

PAST PRESIDENTS

 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