BC Sports Hall of Fame 2018 AGM

June 26, 2019

BC Sports Hall of Fame Announces New Board of Trustees at 2018 AGM

For Immediate Release October 1, 2018

Vancouver, B.C. – The membership of the BC Sports Hall of Fame has elected a new Board of Trustees at its Annual General Meeting & Forum, which was held Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Sportsbar at Rogers Arena.

The following new Trustees were elected to the Board:

  • Michelle Collens of Vancouver
  • Jon Festinger of Vancouver
  • Stan Wong of Vancouver

Formerly of UBC Athletics, Legacies Now, Sport Kelowna and BC Pavilion Corp, Ms. Collens is the Senior Manager of Sport Hosting for the City of Vancouver and former member of the UBC Thunderbirds varsity volleyball team. Mr. Festinger is a lawyer at Festinger Law & Strategy and teaches at the Peter C. Allard School of Law at UBC and the Centre for Digital Media. Mr. Wong is a former marketing executive with Labatt and Nike and teaches at Kwantlen College.

These individuals will take their place on the Board, alongside existing Trustees who were re- elected or in the second year of two-year terms:

  • Tom Mayenknecht (Chair) of North Vancouver
  • Jim Lightbody (immediate past Chair) of Kamloops & Surrey
  • Scott Ackles of Surrey
  • Michael Bentley of Vancouver
  • Gina Iandiorio of Coquitlam
  • Dale Saip of Delta
  • Gareth Rees of Victoria
  • Colin Brown of Vancouver
  • Jared Harman of Surrey
  • Dale Harris of Vancouver
  • Rick Jagpal of North Vancouver
  • Tewanee Joseph of North Vancouver
  • Greg Keith of Vancouver
  • Dr. Robert McCormack of New Westminster
  • Kathy deLisser of Surrey
  • Joan McMaster of Vancouver
  • Lara Mussell-Savage of Chilliwack
  • Wendy Pattenden of White Rock
  • Marvin Storrow of Vancouver
  • Aziz Rajwani of Vancouver

The AGM saw Jim Lightbody, CEO of BCLC, conclude his three-year tenure as Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Tom Mayenknecht, a Principal in EMBLEMATICA Brand Builders and Founder and Host of The Sport Market on TSN Radio has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Mayenknecht, a member of the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame as a builder, has more than 30 years of communications and marketing experience with Tennis Canada, the NBA, the NLL and Olympic sport.

“Thanks to the leadership of Jim Lightbody, we have a Board of Trustees strongly committed to implementing our Inspiration 2020 Strategic Plan and I’m proud and honoured to follow in his footsteps and those of the BC Sports Hall of Fame leaders who came before him,” says Tom Mayenknecht, Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “Michelle, John and Stan are terrific additions and I look forward to working with them and our entire Board of Trustees and management team as we pursue a dynamic growth strategy around honouring the past and inspiring the future.”

The AGM & Forum also featured a Hot Stove Panel on Milestone Marketing, the designation of three Defining Moments in BC sport history – the 1994 BC Lions Grey Cup championship, the 1994 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup run and the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games — and a series of Inspired Service recognition awards.

For more information about the BC Sports Hall of Fame, please visit: www.bcsportshalloffame.com.

About the BC Sports Hall of Fame

Honouring the Past. Inspiring the Future.
Located at Gate “A” of BC Place with inspiring exhibits, the BC Sports Hall of Fame is the ‘go to’ organization for BC sport heritage. For 52 years, we have honoured BC’s teams, builders, athletes, pioneers, and media through our annual Induction Gala. The collection at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum includes over 25,000 artifacts and 20,000 archival documents representing 100 years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. In everything it does, the BC Sports Hall of Fame honours, educates, and inspires through the Hero In You Youth Education Programs. For more information please visit: www.bcsportshalloffame.com follow us on twitter @bcsportshall and like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/bcsportshall/


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