Committees

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Terms of Reference

DBC High Performance Committee Terms of Reference

Create / Foster the means for Canadian International teams (including, but not limited to World Dragon Boat Racing Championships (WDBRC), and Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) to achieve medal performances).

Responsibilities

  • Provide recommendation to the Board of Directors in the development of High Performance programs
  • Provide recommendations to the Board of Directors in the development of Competition Rules and Regulations
  • Develop and oversee National Team Director selection
  • Make recommendation to the Board of Directors on the appointment of National Team Directors
  • Approve National Team athlete selection processes and criteria.
  • Make recommendation to the Board of Directors in regards to the CCWC processes and protocols
  • Serve as jury and render decisions for any disputes of National Team Programs that rest outside the existing appeal and dispute protocols and processes

Catharine Edwards

Chairperson
cjedwards@shaw.ca

Sue Humphries

Central Region Rep.

Cyril Balitbit

Western Region Rep.

Stephanie Laroche-Pierre

Eastern Region Rep.

VACANT

Program Director Representative 1

VACANT

Program Director Representative 2

Ken Gene

Member At Large

VACANT

Athlete Representative 1

VACANT

Athlete Representative 2

 
 

Terms of Reference

DBC Rules Committee Terms of Reference

Oversee the implementation of the rule change process and develop recommendations regarding rules and regulations to maximize the growth, sustainability and capacity of the sport.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Rule Change Process
  • Provide recommendations to the Board of Directors in the development and revision of the DBC Rules of Racing
  • Make recommendation to the Board of Directors on the development and revision of IDBF Rules and Regulations
  • Make recommendation to the Board of Directors in regards to the CCWC processes and protocols.

Chris Goeldner

Chairperson
cgoeldner@thesurgicalroom.ca

Normand Beaulieu

Eastern Region Rep.

Andrew Milner

Central Region Rep.

Isabelle Dion

Eastern Region Rep.

Bernadette Byrne 

Central Region Rep.

Greg Lamb

Western Region Rep.

Kerry Chow

Western Region Rep.

Terms of Reference

DBC Officials Committee Terms of Reference

Provides leadership and direction to the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the development of Domestic Officials, Officiating Programs and International Strategies relating to Officials and rules.

This committee shall, through DBC, support the International Dragon Boat Federation's (IDBF) Official's programs, rules and regulations domestically and internationally.

Responsibilities

  • The RC shall oversee the Rule Change Process
  • The RC shall provide recommendations to the Board of Directors in the development and revision of the DBC Rules of Racing
  • The RC shall make recommendation to the board on the development and revision of IDBF Rules and Regulations
  • The RC shall make recommendation to the Board of Directors in regards to the CCWC processes and protocols. 

Chris Goeldner

Chairperson
cgoeldner@thesurgicalroom.ca

Normand Beaulieu

Eastern Region Rep.

Andrew Milner

Central Region Rep.

Isabelle Dion

Eastern Region Rep.

Bernadette Byrne 

Central Region Rep.

Greg Lamb

Western Region Rep.

Kerry Chow

Western Region Rep.

Terms of Reference

DBC Student Racing Committee Terms of Reference

Create / Foster Dragon Boat awareness, development and racing opportunities for Canadian Students (including, but not limited to the Canadian Student Racing League (CSRL), University Division, and Junior Division).

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Board in  the development and implementation of programs f or Junior, 18-24, and University athletes and participants
  • Annually review all SRC programs and the Chair of the SRC shall report to the Board

Wendi Zhou

Chairperson

Terms of Reference

DBC BCS Development Committee Terms of Reference

Oversee the development of Breast Cancer Survivors racing and development.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to the executive director in development, implementation and standards of DBC BCS racing and programs, and to provide recommendation to the Board of Directors in the development of BCS Programs.

Linda Kuska

Chairperson
lrkuska@live.com

Terms of Reference

DBC Accreditation, Education and Training Committee Terms of Reference

Encourage the growth and development of DBC Coach, Steersperson, and Officials training and accreditation programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to the executive director in the development and implementation of selection criteria and performance standards for all coach training and accreditation programs.
  • Recommend accreditation and training exemptions as appropriate.
  • Annually review Coach Training and Accreditation tools and materials for upgrade and revision.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors in regard to coach accreditation and training processes and protocol.
  • Serve as jury and render decisions for any disputes of Coach Accreditation that rest outside the existing appeal and dispute protocols and processes.

Cheryl Shannon

Chairperson

Terms of Reference

DBC Hall of Fame Selection Committee Terms of Reference

Accept nominations and provide a slate of candidates to the board of directors for induction to the DBC Hall of Fame in:

  1. the individual athlete category;
  2. the crew category;
  3. the coach category;
  4. the officials and volunteer category;
  5. the builder category

Responsibilities

  • Promote the DBC Hall of Fame.
  • Circulate the DBC Hall of Fame nomination process.
  • Review all Hall of Fame nominations.
  • Make recommendation to the Board of Directors on the awarding of Hall of Fame recognition to selected nominees.
  • Review and recommend to the Board any changes to these terms of reference, Hall of Fame nomination and selection processes.

Rob Varnel

Chairperson
rvarnel@rmlamingting.com

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