August 17, 2007 (Ottawa, ON) – The CCA announced today the decision to remove the position of High Performance Director as part of a realignment of the High Performance sector prior to Beijing. Kris Westwood will therefore be leaving the association, effective September 30th, 2007.
“I am of course disappointed to be leaving the CCA, but I can look back with satisfaction on the progress we have made in building support systems for our elite athletes,” said Westwood. “A lot remains to be done, especially at the development level, but I’m confident that the coaches and staff in place will continue to progress in the right direction.”
The organization would like to recognize Kris for his contribution during the past few years and for his ongoing commitment to assist Canadian athletes to achieve international excellence.
His responsibilities will be transferred to the three national team coaches with the support of High Performance Manager, Sean O’Donnell. CCA’s coaches are Houshang Amiri, National Team Training Centre (West) in Victoria, BC; Vincent Jourdain, National Team Training Centre (East) in Bromont, Quebec; and, Tanya Dubnicoff, National BMX Coach, in Calgary, Alberta.