NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

NATIONAL Leadership

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Greg Ingalls
CEO, KidSport Canada
GINGALLS@KIDSPORT.CA
Greg Ingalls has been a sport management professional for his entire 35 year career.  He has worked and/or volunteered with KidSport since 1995 and was the President of ReMark Sport Marketing for 15 years.  He has been the CEO of KidSport Canada since June 2022.  It is important to him that all kids are able to play sport and learn the life skills that sport participation teaches.

BOARD of Directors

Our voluntary Board of Directors provides leadership and vision to KidSport. The Board concerns itself with policy direction and decisions, ensuring sound financial planning, and supporting fundraising efforts So ALL Kids Can Play! KidSport sincerely thanks the following individuals for their time and commitment.

Executive Members

Bill Othmer

Board Member, Executive Director, Sport North Federation

Bill Othmer

Board Member, Executive Director, Sport North Federation

Bill has been with the Sport North Federation since 1990 serving as Sport Consultant, Sport Manager and currently Acting ED. Having resided in several northern communities as Recreation Director prior to working at Sport North, Bill sees the direct impact KidSport delivers.  He believes that KidSport builds healthy, active role models and provides Northern Youth with the opportunity to participate in Sport. Bill has seen the benefits firsthand serving as Chef de Mission at Canada Summer/Winter Games as well as the North’s signature event; the Arctic Winter Games.  Many recipients of KidSport have moved on to be Athletes and Coaches at these events, as well as serving as Directors of Territorial Sport Organizations.  Creating “Good Citizens” thought Sport is important to Bill and he is grateful that KidSport makes this happen year after year.

bothmer@sportnorth.com

Evan Andrew

Board Member, Director - Brand & Revenue, Sport Manitoba

Evan Andrew

Board Member, Director - Brand & Revenue, Sport Manitoba

As the Director, Brand & Revenue at Sport Manitoba, Evan Andrew oversees Marketing, Communications, Partnerships and Revenue Generation for the organization. Evan is a life-long sports fan who grew up playing hockey, baseball, soccer and golf, while closely following professional leagues and tracking team and individual statistics. Evan believes in the holistic power of sport and is proud to be part of an organization that works to increase access for youth to organized sport.

(204) 925-5606

evan.andrew@sportmanitoba.ca

Gemma Koughan

Secretary, Executive Director, Sport PEI

Gemma Koughan

Secretary, Executive Director, Sport PEI

Gemma Koughan has been with Sport PEI for over 25 years, starting as a summer student and now is in the role of Executive Director for the federation. She holds a Master’s degree in Sport Administration from the University of New Brunswick. She is a believer in the power of sport and being physically active, and spends her free time making sure that both are a big part of her life – past, present and future. Ensuring youth have the opportunity to participate in sport, and that they can experience the physical, social and mental benefits that comes with participating, is why KidSport is so important to her.

(902) 368-4110

gkoughan@sportpei.pe.ca

Jamie Ferguson

Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Nova Scotia

Jamie Ferguson

Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, Sport Nova Scotia

Jamie Ferguson is the CEO of Sport Nova Scotia, a not for profit, non government federation comprised of a membership of approximately 60 provincial sport organizations. Prior to Sport Nova Scotia, Jamie worked for Tennis Canada as the Senior Director of the four-province coalition known as the Atlantic Tennis Alliance. He also worked for several years in the coaching field, and had an opportunity to work as an international touring coach as well as being very involved in the certification system at both the national and provincial levels. Jamie is a member of many advisory committees and boards at both the provincial and national level. He is currently the chair of the board of KidSport Canada, and the chair of the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations. Jamie has also participated as a member of a working group comprised of government and non-government sport representatives who helped develop the process leading to the most recent Canadian Sport Policy. Jamie has been involved in KidSport in various capacities for many years, and believe strongly that every child should have the opportunity to participate in sport and reap the many positive physical and mental wellness benefits that sport can provide.

(902) 425-5450

jferguson@sportnovascotia.ca

Kathy Salmon

Board Member, KidSport Society of Alberta

Kathy Salmon

Board Member, KidSport Society of Alberta

KidSport is near and dear to Kathy’s heart as she has been involved in Alberta for the past 26 years; as the first provincial director and then as a board member where she now serves as Past Chair. She is touched by the thank you letters parents and kids send to KidSport Alberta in appreciation of the fund-raising and sport partnership efforts so that kids can get off the sidelines and into a sport of their choice. Kathy competed in luge from 1984 to 1994 and represented Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. For years Kathy coached luge and facilitated public speaking and self-marketing courses for athletes at the Canadian Sport Institute. Kathy works for the Calgary Board of Education as a school principal. She specializes in supporting learners acquiring English as an additional language and is currently pursuing her education doctorate in language and literacy. She has three grown children and one step-child who all participated in sports growing up and has spent years behind the scenes as a team manager and volunteer for hockey, lacrosse and soccer. Kathy loves road cycling and enjoys triathlon. She has recently become a certified yoga instructor and is learning how to mountain bike.

(403) 836-2530

kathysf@shaw.ca

Nick McBride

Board Member, Accounting Manager, Sport Nova Scotia

Nick McBride

Board Member, Accounting Manager, Sport Nova Scotia

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Rob Newman

Vice Chairperson, President & CEO, Sport BC

Rob Newman

Vice Chairperson, President & CEO, Sport BC

(604) 333-3404

rob.newman@sportbc.com

Sabrina Durepos

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, Sport New Brunswick

Sabrina Durepos

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, Sport New Brunswick

(506) 451-1327

director@sportnb.com

Troy Croft

Board Member, Executive Director, Sport Newfoundland & Labrador

Troy Croft

Board Member, Executive Director, Sport Newfoundland & Labrador

(709) 576-4932

troy@sportnl.ca