Tony Main & Kim Weger Become New Members of Speed Skating Canada Board of Directors

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) elected Tony Main (Coquitlam, BC) as a new member of its Board of Directors today, at its Annual General Meeting. Kim Weger (Regina, SK) had been elected the new Athlete Director earlier this summer, replacing exiting Athlete Director Nicole Slot (Calgary, AB). The Athlete Director is selected directly by the National and Development Team Athletes, while regular members of the Board of Directors are elected at the Annual General Meetings of the organization.

Former Board Member Joyce Jackman (Coquitlam, BC) left SSC after four two year terms on the Board, the maximum that can be served as a Director. She has been of tremendous help with the development and updating of various policies for the Board. Her dedication will be greatly missed.

Tony Main was acclaimed to replace her as a member at large. He will bring to the board his experience and knowledge of both speed skating and commerce. Main was a short track skater for 16 years, including three years on the National Team. Following his skating career he spent some time coaching in the Calgary Olympic Oval High Performance program. A graduate of the University of Calgary with a degree in commerce, he then moved to British Columbia where he became manager of a Home Depot.

Kim Weger was on Speed Skating Canada’s long track National Team for eight years before retiring in the spring of 2009. She was one of Canada’s top sprinters, consistently finishing in the top-3 at the Canadian Championships. She competed in the 500m at the Torino Olympic Winter Games, and skated at numerous World Cup and World Championship events. She will bring her experience and a strong understanding of skaters and High Performance to Speed Skating Canada’s Board of Directors.

Nicole Slot also served for 8 years on the Board, where she was the link with Athlete representatives, making sure the Board knew the concerns, projects, etc. of the athletes. She also made sure all decisions taken were taking into consideration the athlete’s wellbeing and full support of their development.

“I would like to thank both Nicole and Joyce for the tremendous work they have done with us over the past years,” said Marie-Claire Rouleau, President of Speed Skating Canada. “We are definitely sad to let them go, but we also welcome Tony and Kim with open arms, excited with the new ideas they will bring to the table.”

The Board of Directors of Speed Skating Canada will definitely miss Nicole and Joyce’s dedication and wish them luck in their future endeavors.