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Notice to Rowing BC Membership:

In accordance with Rowing BC’s By-Law Seven (7), Section 7.5, the Rowing BC Nominating Committee has prepared a Slate of Candidates for the Rowing BC Board positions of Treasurer and Director(s)-at-Large.  As stated in the by-laws, the Nominating Committee is responsible to present an Endorsed Slate of Candidates to the membership no less than 45 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).  By way of this newsletter the Nominating Committee is meeting that requirement.

On August 23, 2021 the Rowing BC Nominating Committee, chaired by Rowing BC Board Director-at-Large David Dunnison, distributed a Call for Expressions of Interest for the positions of Treasurer and Director(s)-at-Large.  Individuals interested in being considered for the Nominating Committee Endorsed Slate of Candidates had until September 13, 2021 to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the chair of the committee.  


The 2-year terms of John Gjervan, Rowing BC’s current Treasurer, and 4 Directors-at-Large, Ingrid Vanderslice (Secretary), York Langerfeld, Meghan Montgomery and Steve Van Knotsenburg, expire as of the 2021 Rowing BC AGM. 

Mr. Gjervan has served two consecutive terms as Treasurer, and in accordance with Rowing BC’s By-Law 2.6ii, is not eligible to run for a third consecutive term.  Rowing BC thanks Mr. Gjervan for his service to the society and looks forward to continuing its meaningful relationship with him in other capacities.

Ms. Vanderslice, Mr. Langerfeld, Ms. Montgomery and Mr. Van Knotsenburg have all declared a desire to stand for re-election.


The 2021 Rowing BC Nominating Committee received more EOIs than available positions on the board.  All submissions were strong and the Nominating Committee wishes to express gratitude to everyone who submitted an EOI. The following is the Endorsed Slate of Candidates for election to the Rowing BC Board of Directors at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. 

Treasurer (2 year term)
Derek Page - Biography available here.

Director at Large (2 year term)
York Langerfeld - Biography available here.
Meghan Montgomery - Biography available here.
Ingrid Vanderslice (nee Braul) - Biography available here.
Steve Van Knotsenburg - Biography available here.

As of the 2021 AGM, current Director-at-Large David Dunnison has announced that he will be stepping down from the Rowing BC Board of Directors for personal reasons.  Rowing BC thanks Mr. Dunnison for his year of service and many contributions to the Rowing BC Board of Directors and the rowing community in BC.  With Mr. Dunnison’s departure from the board, a 1-year Director-at-Large position will become vacant.  The Rowing BC Nominating Committee is excited to endorse the following:

Director at Large (1 year term)
Scott Parfitt - Biography available here.


Under the terms described in By-Law Seven (7), Section 7.5, additional nominations may be received up to thirty (30) days in advance of the Annual General Meeting.  Individuals interested in the position of Treasurer or Director-at-Large must complete the application process as explained in the original communication here by October 22, 2021.  This is the final closing date for nominations. No nominations will be accepted after this date.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Rowing BC and rowing in BC.

Rowing British Columbia 2018-2021
Vision: British Columbia is the leading rowing community in Canada. 

Mission: To create and enhance quality opportunities for all British Columbians to discover, pursue and excel in the sport of rowing. 

Values:  Excellence  |  Integrity  |  Transparency  |  Inclusivity
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