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Board of Directors

2021-22

Chair

Lance Dudar

Lance Dudar was nominated to the Board in 2019 by Triathlon Saskatchewan. He served as Secretary-Treasurer in 2020-21, before being elected Chair in 2021-22. Lance is a Co-ordinator with the Regina Intersectoral Partnership (TRiP), an initiative that provides services to vulnerable children and their families. Prior to that, Dudar was a 28-year member of the Regina Police Service. Trained in strategic management and leadership, Dudar has received several honours for exemplary service, including Community Policing Awards in 2002 and 2005. 

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Past Chair

Angella Pinay

Angella Pinay was nominated to the Board in 2018 by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association after previously serving on the Board from 2011-14. She served as Vice –Chair, Sport in 2019-20 and Chair in 2020-21. Pinay is a member of the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council and has previously served on the board for the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and Saskatchewan Volleyball Association. She competed in volleyball at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in 1993, 1995, 2002 and 2006. Pinay, who has degrees in physical education and education, as well as a Master of Business Administration, has coached club volleyball, basketball, badminton and track in Alberta and Saskatchewan. She also served as a coach for Team Saskatchewan at the 2008 NAIG. Pinay is from the Sakimay First Nation and works as a Superintendent of First Nations and Métis Education. 

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Vice Chair Trust

Kim Wudrick

Kim Wudrick was nominated to the board in 2019 by Football Saskatchewan and comes to the organization with a wealth of experience in the non-profit amateur sport sector, including 13 years as President of Football Saskatchewan. He is in his second term as Vice Chair, Trust Fund, serving in 2020-21 and 2021-22. In addition to that service, Wudrick is also a long-time member of Football Canada’s executive board and has served three years as its president. 

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Vice Chair Lotteries

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers was nominated to the Board in 2020 by the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan. Rogers will serve as Vice Chair, Lotteries in 2021-22. He was active in minor sports while growing up in Regina, and is now focusing on coaching as his children’s involvement in sport grows. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina and, after working as an investment analyst, has spent the last 12 years as a grain trader with Viterra. Working in the agriculture sector with constantly evolving outside forces allows him to be creative in adapting in a changing world. Rogers believes sport has a significant influence on preparing youth with skills that they can use later in life. 

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Vice Chair Sport

Janelle Layton

Janelle Layton was nominated to the Board in 2020 by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association. Layton will serve as Vice Chair, Sport in 2021-22. She is a long-time volunteer, serving on the board of Kindersley Soccer as a member and president and as secretary for the Kindersley Karate Club. She also served on the board of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and has been a long-time soccer and sledge hockey coach. As a business owner in the health and safety sector, Layton has a strong background in risk management, and has served on the board of the Saskatchewan Emergency Planners Association. She has tried to be a strong voice for females in sport and believes that sport give children a chance to grow, learn and keep fit for life. 

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Secretary/Treasurer

Cornelia Laliberte

Cornelia Laliberte was nominated to the Board in 2020 by the Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. She will serve as Secretary/Treasurer in 2021-22. As the Coordinator for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, she is responsible for working with various partners that provide services and supports to Indigenous students. Laliberte has volunteered for United Way of Saskatoon, serving on various committees including a term as Board Chair. She also served as a board member for the YMCA and was Board President for the Interprovincial Association on Native Employment. She has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and began a PhD in education at the University of Saskatchewan. Laliberte believes in the value of sport and physical activity, and the impact it can have on children and youth. 

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Board Member

Julie Brandt

Julie Brandt was nominated to the Board in 2019 by the Saskatchewan Games Council. She served as Vice Chair, Sport in 2020-21. Brandt is a former board member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, President of Freestyle Ski Saskatchewan and Chair of the Saskatchewan Games Council. Brandt is a member of the Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan and has served as Medical Liaison and Mission Staff at Canada Games and Western Canada Summer Games. Brandt has worked as a chiropractor in Saskatoon for more than 20 years. 

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Board Member

Bill Kinash

Bill Kinash was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Sask Cycling. He has been a volunteer and an avid cyclist for 45 years. A long-serving member of the Sask Cycling board, he has served in roles including vice president of racing, finance, coaching and Sask First before becoming president for 10 years from 1992-2002. Kinash has also served as a board member for the Canadian Cycling Association. He has been recognized for his contributions to sport with service awards from Sask Cycling and Canada Cycling, received a Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Recognition Award in 1994 and is a member of the Saskatchewan Sport Hall of Fame as a builderKinash is a registered professional engineer.  

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Board Member

Trent Knapp

Trent Knapp was nominated to the Board in 2021 by CURLSASK. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Knapp works with clients ranging from not-for-profit organizations/corporations, governments and Indigenous communities. He also has experiences in corporate structures and governance practices, as well as connections to various business and government leaders in Southern Saskatchewan. Knapp is active with soccer, golf and curling in the province. 

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Board Member

Rochelle Neff

Rochelle Neff was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Football Saskatchewan. Neff is the current vice president and chair of the community liaison committee for the Saskatoon Hilltops and has been an active “sports mom” in hockey and football. A Rural Municipal Admin and Economic Development Officer, Neff has experience with grant writing, succession planning, policy writing, stats and acts, procedures and budgets. She has worked with all levels of government, is communityminded and has a strong sense of civic leadership.   

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Board Member

Shawn Waskewitch

Shawn Waskewitch was nominated to the Board in 2021 by the Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. An analyst with SaskEnergy since 2013, Waskewitch is active with the Crown Corp’s Aboriginal Government Employees Committee. He is the current Director of the Muskoday Economic Development Board and has helped set the strategic direction for the board, as well as helped identify investment and partnership opportunities. He has been a member of the Sask Sport Indigenous Sport Leadership Council for the last two years and is passionate about sport as a participant. 

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Board Member

Graham Hayes

Graham Hayes was nominated to the Board in 2021 by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. An experienced school-based administrator and curriculum consultant, Hayes has been responsible for planning, communicating and managing extra-curricular athletics across Regina Catholic Schools. He served as President of the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association from 2017-19 and is a provincial facilitator with the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unity, as well as a sessional instructor at the University of Regina. He is a former assistant coach and player with the University of Regina Cougars men’s hockey team. 

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Board Member

Brett Hines

Brett Hines was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Skate Canada – Saskatchewan. Hines is a current board member for Skate Regina, Chair of the Evaluators/Judges Sub-Committee and member of the Officials Coordinating Committee and Competition Committees for Sask Canada – Saskatchewan. He is also Chair of the Program Development Committee and a member of the Sport Chair Working Group for Skate Canada. An Executive Assistant with Regional Services SaskAbilities, he has experience in strategic planning, operational procedures, management and relationship building. Hines has been recognized for his volunteer service with a Saskatchewan Sport Award and a Skate Canada Award in 2020. 

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