On February 25, 2018, freedivers from across the nation dried off for 2 hours and 43 minutes to discuss AIDA Canada’s 2017 progress and the plans for 2018. In attendance were members from Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.
Elections were held and the board welcomes back Francois Leduc as Vice President. Yaroslava Timoshenko has agreed to continue on as Treasurer until a replacement can be found. The official 2018 board is now comprised of Roberta Cenedese, Francois Leduc and Jillian Rutledge.
The progress and challenges of 2017 were discussed in detail including initiatives such as communication, education and community building.
The Board and the committee members, who are paramount to AIDA Canada’s success, has developed the initiatives and are extremely optimistic in moving forward. In 2018, the following initiatives will continue: The website Committee, The Social Media Committee, The Provincial Representative Committee, The Competition Committee, and ongoing support of the AIDA Canada Clubs.
Thank you to AIDA Canada members Nikkey Ward, Jaime Kirstein, Joannie Huberdeau and Jean-Christophe Pelletier for volunteering as social media members and welcome to our newest committee member, Lilly Tjeng. For more information on any of the above committees, please contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are always welcome.
An integral part of our growth is the Provincial Representative Committee. Thank you to the provincial representatives in BC (Halfdan Hem), Quebec (Joannie Huberdeau), Ontario (Lilly Tjeng), Nova Scotia (Jared Cloutier) and Manitoba (Alex Diack). If you would like more information about your provincial rep or would like represent your province, please e-mail the board (email@example.com). We want every province and territory in Canada to be represented and encourage freedivers to spread the news.
Next year AIDA Canada will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Follow along on facebook to see how we will commemorate a decade of growth and development in Canada.
Our goal as we move forward is to continue to represent Canada at the international level and to support our members, clubs, and athletes across Canada. We look forward to continuing to develop all things freediving in Canada.