THUNDER BAY, ON – Hockey Canada’s 2004 Annual General Meeting, which was attended by over 400 delegates from across Canada, concluded on Tuesday in Thunder Bay with decisions made on key issues, as well as confirmation on locations of 2006 national championships.
Hockey Canada’s AGM brings together representation from each of the 13 Hockey Canada member branches who make up the Hockey Canada Board of Directors, along with life members, representatives from various organizations, and the various Hockey Canada councils: Female, Junior, Minor, Senior and Hockey Development.
A summary of the decisions approved by the Hockey Canada Board of Directors during this year’s AGM include:
Bid presentations for the hosting of Hockey Canada’s 2006 National events were heard by various Hockey Canada Councils during this year’s AGM. Councils brought forth recommendations to Hockey Canada’s Board of Directors for approval, who then approved the following event hosting locations (dates are TBD, and all are subject to event contracts being signed between Hockey Canada and the host committees):
Hockey Canada also announced that ‘Hockey Canada Week’, a national celebration of the game of hockey in Canada at all levels, will be celebrated across Canada from November 7-14, 2005.
2004-2005 National Championship event locations and dates are as follows:
The Officers of Hockey Canada for the 2004-2005 season will be as follows:
Allan Matthews - Williams Lake, BC - Chair of the Board
René Marcil - St-Louis-de-France, QC- Executive Vice-Chair
Dr. Allan Morris - Wiarton, ON- Vice-chair at Large
Marcel Redekop - Herbert, SK- Vice-chair at Large
Mike Bruni - Calgary, AB- Vice-chair at Large
Ken Corbett - Carleton Place, ON- Vice-chair at Large
Jim Hornell - Grand Falls-Windsor, NF- Vice-chair at Large
Sheldon Lanchbery - Deloraine, MB- Past chair
Hockey Canada’s council chairs for the 2004-2005 season are as follows:
Gay Hahn - Vancouver, BC- Chair – Female Council
Lorne Wilm – Central Butte, SK- Chair – Senior Council
George Kallay - Drumheller, AB- Chair – Hockey Development Council
Wayne Kartusch - Regina, SK- Chair – Junior Council
Jack Forsyth – Hartney, MB - Chair – Minor Council
Two other positions were elected by Hockey Canada’s board of directors:
Sheldon Lanchbery - Deloraine, MB- International Director
Maurice Roy - Grand Falls, NB- Referee-in-Chief
The 2005 Hockey Canada Annual General Meeting will be held May 20-24, 2005 in Saint John, NB.