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Ontario Cycling welcomes new Commissaires in their officiating ranks

Rosa Phillip has taken a long journey over the past several months, marked by immense dedication and effort. Upon wrapping up her coaching education, she wanted to become even more involved in the sport she loved – setting her sights on becoming a commissaire as well. At the 2023 Road Provincial Championships, Rosa successfully achieved her Provincial Level C – Road Commissaire certification after completing all required courses and Technical Assistant sessions.

Ontario Cycling takes immense pride in Rosa's accomplishments and eagerly welcomes her aboard the officiating team!

Becoming a commissaire was a straightforward process and a great experience. I did a couple of online courses and then started my technical assistant positions. I was privileged to be able to do them at Ontario Cycling Road Provincials, which included a Time Trial, Criterium and Road Race. It was great to see all three races in one weekend, and I shadowed the official commissaires throughout it all. They were there to answer if I had any questions about the rules and regulations. I wanted to become a commissaire because I love the sport of cycling and wanted to learn more about it while contributing to the sport.

Next to Rosa, a few more of Ontario Cycling’s current commissaires finished their development pathway this summer. This summer saw the completion of the developmental pathways for Joe Hall, Andy Makarewich, Marie-Eve Potvin, and Brad Slade – all esteemed commissaires. They successfully fulfilled the stringent prerequisites required to officiate in secondary disciplines, complementing their expertise in cycling. Ontario Cycling appreciates their hard work and looks forward to seeing them work in a different field of play!