Dear Club Presidents,
We on the Board of Directors know this must be a very active time for your club and its members. We have been very busy as well and wish to inform you of some exciting news.
With the PAN-AM games quickly approaching, we are proud to announce that 7 of the 24 selected Canadian riders come from Ontario based cycling clubs like yours. We wish them great success and look forward to watching the events live. With TO2015 assuming control of the velodrome the OCA office has been moved temporarily until September 1st. The phone number and mailing address are the same in the event you need to contact a staff member.
As announced on the website, there has been a slight change to the Board of Directors. Sasha Gollish removed herself for the remaining 5 months of her term to focus on her Athletics career in pursuit of an Olympic dream. The Board appointed Mark Gilligan to fulfill her duties until the next AGM. We have been working with Mark over the last 12 months and couldn’t be happier to have him as a member of our team. In other Board news, John Pugsley has been appointed the role of Chair as Emma Wiechula has stepped down. We are looking forward to Emma’s continued efforts working on the board as a director while she focuses on some new professional goals.
Also announced this month was the brand new Cycling Canada’s Bicycle Insurance plan. A coverage plan is available for physical damage, theft and even accidental property damage (even while racing). More information is available at www.ontariocycling.org/cycling-canada-national-insurance-program-bicycle-insurance/ . This is a revolutionary program, one in which we feel your members will find most beneficial.
Last but not least we are working on the final details regarding the next Annual General Meeting to be held on November 21st. The details and location will be available once we have finalized everything. We are also currently working on the Cycling Celebration event to be held in early November. We will post them on the site when everything is confirmed.
Should you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact either the office or the board at [email protected]
John Pugsley & Emma Wiechula on behalf of the Board