BC Sports Hall of Fame Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees

July 1, 2019

For Immediate Release October 5, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Sports Hall of Fame, British Columbia’s pre-eminent organization honouring the history of sports in the province, is proud to announce four new additions to its Board of Trustees. The four new additions are:

  • Tewanee Joseph
  • Wendy Pattenden
  • Dr. Robert McCormack
  • Aziz Rajwani, CA


Jim Lightbody, CEO of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame says: “On behalf of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, I welcome Tewannee, Wendy, Robert and Aziz to our Board of Trustees, and look forward to working with them closely, as we honour our province’s sports past and inspire the future. In the coming years, our Board of Trustees will continue to focus on encouraging our youth to achieve their potential, by sharing the stories of terrific BC athletes and builders, as we have for the past half-century.”

“I also want to take a moment to acknowledge our outgoing Trustees: Scott Wells, Jeff Holloway, Mary Anne Kardall, David Weiss and Honoured Member Andrea Neil. Thank you for your commitment to sports in this province and for your contribution to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.”

Allison Mailer, Executive Director of the BC Sports Hall of Fame says: “I am thrilled to welcome these four talented individuals to the BC Sports Hall of Fame family and am excited to be working with them over the next two years. From our annual Banquet of Champions, to our Hero In You Youth Education Programs in communities across the province, there is no shortage of exciting endeavours taking place at the BC Sports Hall of Fame right now, and the entire BC Sports Hall of Fame staff welcomes the expertise of these four individuals, as they assist in the oversight of our organization.”


Tewanee Joseph:

Tewanee Joseph is the Chief Executive Officer of Tewanee Consulting Group Inc. and is the Executive Vice President for Partnerships and Business Development for the Vancouver Stealth. He has also served as Senior First Nations Development Advisor for the Stealth since 2014. He is a member of the Squamish First Nation, and is half Maori. Mr. Joseph served eight years on the Squamish Nation Council, and has a talent for facilitation and coordinating diverse groups to identify and achieve their goals. He has utilized his skills to work on a broad range of initiatives, including First Nations federal legislation, First Nations Land Management, Strategic Communications and Governance.

In the past, Mr. Joseph served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Four Host First Nations Secretariat for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He worked with the Vancouver Organizing Committee and its partners to ensure unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning, hosting and staging of the 2010 Games. In this role, he spearheaded the largest re-brand of Aboriginal people in Canadian history, and led a team that overcame countless obstacles and doubt to create a world-renowned brand and a new model for inclusivity. His goal is to carry on these teachings and share best practices long into the future.

Mr. Joseph is a proud recipient of the BC Community Achievement Award, Diamond Jubilee Medal, and is one of Capilano University’s Top 40 over 40 years.

Wendy Pattenden:

Wendy Pattenden is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific (CSC Pacific). CSC Pacific, in partnership with the national network of Canadian Sport Centres and the British Columbia (BC) network of PacificSport Centres, delivers sport performance programs and services to provide athletes and coaches living in BC with every advantage to win medals for Canada.

Wendy completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2004 at Royal Roads University, in Victoria, British Columbia, culminating in her MBA thesis: “An Integrated Performance System For British Columbia”. In 2005, Wendy was asked to Chair the Integrated Performance Planning Workgroup and authored a final report for 2010 Legacies Now: Performance Priorities in BC. This report served as the framework used to launch a new Integrated Performance System (IPS). Wendy authored a follow-up report titled: Integrated Performance System Evaluation Report in 2008. British Columbia has seen steady improvement with performance results at the national and international level since the IPS was put in place in 2005.

Wendy is a former world ranked professional tennis player (Top 100 in the world), twelve- time national tennis champion and was crowned the Female Athlete of the Year in her native Victoria. In 2003, the city honoured her again by inducting her into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.

Prior to taking on the challenge of starting the Canadian Sport Centre in 1999, Wendy served double duty as the Director of Athlete Development and Head National Team

Coach/Olympic Coach for Tennis Canada, a post she held for thirteen years. Wendy is married and has three children, all actively involved in competitive sport.

Dr. Robert McCormack

Dr. Robert McCormack is a practicing Orthopaedic surgeon with a practice and passion focused on Sport Injuries. Currently his practice is located in New Westminster and he has an academic appointment at the University of British Columbia, where he is not only a full professor, but also the associate head of the UBC department since 2008.

His background in sport injuries spans decades, teams and the international stage. He has been the Chief Medical Office for Team Canada for 6 Olympic Games and has been on the medical staff for the Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World University Games (FISU). He has been the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer team since 2007, as well as for the Varsity Athletics program at Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University and Douglas College. He has been a consultant for many teams across many sports, with figure skating and basketball to name a few.

His career and expertise in sports injuries has earned him many awards and honours. He is a recipient of the Dietrich Award and the Presidential Award for Excellence, presented by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. He is an honorary lifetime member of BC Sport Med, and has inductions into both the Queen’s University and Simon Fraser University’s sports halls of fames. Additionally, he has peered reviewed 157 publications, sat on the editorial boards for 3 journals and reviewed 14 journals.

Aziz Rajwani, CA

Aziz Rajwani is an instructor at Langara School of Management, as well as a part-time sessional lecturer at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has held both positions for over two decades and remains an integral faculty member at both. When not moulding the minds of students, Rajwani has always made his passion for sports a priority.

Since 2008, Professor Rajwani has been a special guest and contributor for the Sport Market on TSN 1040 radio with host Tom Mayenknecht. His expertise has not gone unnoticed, as he has been sought out by the CBC and the Province on many occasions to share his knowledge on various Vancouver sports topics.

Additionally, Rajwani held many positions with a variety of organizations. He began his experience as a board member with the Elizabeth Fry Society of BC, where he was both a member of the board of directors and a member of the executive committee. He later joined the Vancouver City Planning Commission, where his duties included advising on matters related to the planning and development of the city. He gained his first elected position as a member of the board for the Langara Faculty Association and was also their treasurer. He soon became an elected member once more with the Capilano College Faculty Association.

Board of Trustees 2017 – 2018

Honourary Patron

The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Honourary Trustees

Peter J.G. Bentley, O.C., Inducted Dr. Doug Clement, Inducted
Ron Cliff
Jack Farley, Inducted
Norman Fieldgate, Inducted Ron Jones, Inducted
Karen Magnussen, Inducted

Board of Trustees

Jim Lightbody, Chair
Tom Mayenknecht, Vice-Chair Alan Tynan, Past Chair
Rick Jagpal, Treasurer
Scott Ackles
Ashley Baker
Michael Bentley
Colin Brown
Kathy DeLisser
Jared Harman
Dale Harris
Gina Iandiorio
Tewanee Joseph
Greg Keith
Bob McCormack MD
Joanie McMaster
Lara Mussell-Savage
Ken Olynyk
Wendy Pattenden
Aziz Rajwani, CA
Gareth Rees, Inducted
Dale Saip
Marvin R.V. Storrow, Q.C.

To learn more about all of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and to plan your visit, go to www.bcsportshalloffame.com.

About the BC Sports Hall of Fame

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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 over 50 years, we have honoured BC’s teams, builders, athletes, pioneers, and media through the annual induction ceremony the Banquet of Champions. The collection of 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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