October 27, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – The 2013 Cycling Canada AGM on Sunday morning concluded the weekend activities and the overall picture for the association is stable and positive with another surplus totalling $151,000 and reserves of $467,000.
While international results were not as good as in previous years Canada still has strong international presence with events like the Tour of Alberta, the WorldTour events in Quebec, and the Delta road race in BC now a UCI event and the women’s race to receive one as well next year. With the Milton Velodrome on the horizon things augur well for Canada’s continued strong presence on the international scene – see full AGM report below.
Canada’s Para-cyclists delivered eight medals at the Para Road World Championships while Peter Disera earned silver at the MTB Worlds, Kinley Gibson won silver in the Scratch race at the Junior Track Worlds, and Steve Smith won the Elite Men’s overall DH UCI MTB World Cup title. The association also released their quadrennial plan leading up to the Rio 2016 Games here.
Cycling Canada has hired five new staffer members including coaches, co-ordinators and a business development manager for marketing, with one position still to fill, as part of their strategy to increase the development side of the sport and access and service sponsorship opportunities within the business community.
With a budget of almost $6 million the association recorded its 6th consective surplus delivering stability and improved financial conditions to allow the implementation of new programs while expanding services. Plans for the reserves of $467,000 are under review – see financial statements and report below.
The association has also made substantive headway in the Transition Plan to modify their by-laws to meet Industry Canada’s new guidelines in accordance with the updated Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act. The most important aspect of the by-laws is the determination of membership. With advice from the Sport & Law Strategy Group the association was able to bring this down to one membership class and still maintain its Board composition.
Board of Directors
- President – 4 years – John Tolkamp acclaimed
- Directors at Large – 2 years - three positions and four candidates (Term Ending: Mike Sarnecki)
David Cathcart elected, Peter Lawless elected, Chris Reid elected, Stephane LeBeau
Program Committee Chairs
- National Team Program Representative – 2 years – Richard Wooles acclaimed
- Para-cycling Program Representative – 2 years – (Term Ending: Julie Hutsebault)
Louis Barbeau nominated from the floor – acclaimed
Events Committee Chairs
- MTB Representative – 2 years – (Term Ending: Simon Theriault)
Bruno Vachon acclaimed
- BMX Representative – 2 years – (Term Ending: Adam Muys)
Adam Muys nominated from the floor - acclaimed
Officials Committee Members
- Chair Officials Committee – 2 years – (Term Ending: Louis Lalonde)
Louis Lalonde acclaimed
- MTB Representative – 2 years – (Term Ending: Josee Bedard)
Josee Bedard acclaimed
2013 Cycling Canada Awards
Event/Organizer of the Year
- Road – Tour of Alberta – Alberta Pelton Association
- Mountain Bike – Coupe du Monde Mont Sainte Anne – CCMVMMSA
- Track – Canadian Track Championships – Atlantic Cycling Centre
- BMX – Coupe Canada / Canada Cup #1 & 2 – FQSC
- Paracycling- Championnats Canadiens Route – Tour de Beauce, QC
- Cyclocross – 2012 Canadian Championships / Cycling BC
- National Commissaire of the Year – Steve Head-ON
- International Commissaire of the Year – Kevin MacCuish, BC
Torchy Peden Award
- Ontario Cycling Association
Russ Coupland Award
- Peter Disera, ON – silver in the Junior Men’s XC at the MTB Worlds
Builder of the Year
- Glenn Meeuwisse from Pulse Racing Inc. in Ontario – MTB Nationals organizer
- Steve Smith, BC – winner of the Elite Men’s DH Overall Series title
Coach Recognition Awards
- MTB – Kevin Sims, ON
- Track – Yannick Morin, QC
- Road – Pascal Choquette, QC
- Cyclocross – Nicholas, Vipond, ON
- Para – Frank Matus, SK
Next year’s AGM will likely be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland but Beauce, Quebec is also in the running and a final decision will be made in January.