The Board of Directors has voted Mike Gilbert, BC Director as the next PC President. The Board and I look forward to working with Mike as our Chairperson and are confident in Mike’s leadership for the organization. A big thanks to outgoing President Priscilla Haskin, who now assumes position of Past President, for her dedicatication to her duties as President over the last 2 years.
There were two nominations for President this year: Mike Gilbert and Jeff Martin (Newfoundland Director). Internal voting was conducted and overseen by Blair Doyle, Past President during the month of May, with the final result announced last week at the PC Board of Directors Meeting.
A special thanks to Blair Doyle for all his years of service and dedication to the organization as a Director, tTeasurer, Vice President, President and Past President. We will miss your energy and enthousiasm at our gatherings, but know you will never be that far away from the organization and the board. Blair Doyle also was the recipient of last year’s Search and Rescue (“SAR”) Award of Excellence for his work developing the PaddleSmart program and the partnership hetweej Paddle Canada and the National Search and Rescue Secretariat.