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December 28/09 11:43 am - Board Named for 2015 Pan Am Games

Posted by Editoress on 12/28/09

The Board of Directors has been named for the Toronto-based 2015 Pan Am Games.  Former Four Seasons hotel chain director Roger Garland will serve as chairman.  David Braley, the president of the BC Lions CFL team and the chairman of the board of directors for the 2003 Road Worlds in Hamilton provides some cycling content to the Pan Am Board.  Now that the Board has been appointed, the next task will be to hire a CEO, and then the organization will begin to work on venues.  A velodrome is slated for Hamilton, with Road and BMX event to take place in Toronto and the mountain bike competition north of Barrie at Hardwood Hills.  The velodrome faces a bit of a battle to obtain the necessary funding to build a permanent world-class facility, since only $11.2 million has been budgeted for this venue, and one of Hamilton's primary goals will be to build a new stadium that can eventually provide a home for the Hamilton Tiger Cats CFL team.

The complete Board:

· Roger Garland (Chairman), Former director, Four Seasons hotels

· Marcel Aubut, President-Elect, Canadian Olympic Committee

· Sylvie Bernier, Chef de Mission for Canada, 2008 Olympic Summer Games; Olympian and Pan Am Games Athlete and Medallist – Diving

· Martha G. Billes, Canadian Tire Corporation

· David Braley, President, Orlick Industries Limited, President BC Lions CFL team

· Michael Chambers, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

· Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman, CEO of St. Joseph Communications

· Sandra Levy, Director, Human Resources, Magna Exteriors and Interiors Corporation; Olympian – Field Hockey

· Carla Qualtrough, BSSc, LLB; President, Canadian Paralympic Committee; Paralympian

· Chris Rudge, CEO and Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee

· Victoria Winter, Partner, Beard Winter LLP; Pan Am Games Athlete and Medallist – Dressage

· Andrew Wright, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis


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