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November 25, 2010 — With the election generating voter turnout from across the country using a new online voting system, election results are in for the 2011 Dressage Canada Board.  

Elections have been held on a yearly basis for the Dressage Canada Board. Each Director-at-Large position elected by the DC affiliate membership will serve either a two or a three-year term. The candidate that receives the greatest number of votes will have a three-year term with the remaining candidate having a two-year term.
Dressage Canada Nominations Committee received three nominees for the two open positions on the 2011 Dressage Canada Board. Dressage Canada welcomes Alison Elliott and Winona Hartvikson to the Board. These individuals will take office as of January 1, 2011.
For the past four years, Allison Elliott of Winnipeg, MB, has served as the chair of Dressage Winnipeg Board of Directors, having held various positions on the Board for five years prior. Elliott will also use her volunteer experience as President of Manitoba Naturalists Society and as World Wildlife Fund’s Manitoba Endangered Species Coordinator to assist her with her three-year-term on the Dressage Canada Board.
Winona Hartvikson of Langley BC was elected to a two-year-term with the Board.  Hartvikson too has extensive committee experience, serving on BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Board of Directors; Council of University Teaching Hospitals Board of Directors; Greater Vancouver Regional Hospital District Board of Directors; and the Southlands Riding Club Board of Directors.
The newly elected directors were announced at the Dressage Canada Reception held Thursday, November 11 at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
The 2011 Dressage Canada Committee will consist of
  • Renee Young (Chair)
  • Courtenay Fraser
  • Krista Nahirniak
  • Lisa Hossack-Scott
  • Sue Rothgeb
  • Nancy MacLachlan and Gina Smith (Athlete Representatives)
  • Lorraine Stubbs (Competitions Committee)
  • Alison Elliott
  • Winona Hartvikson
  • High Performance Committee Representative (not yet announced)
Dressage Canada thanks all members and candidates who took part in this election and contributed to its success.  Dressage Canada would also like to thank its retiring board members this year, Kim Goodyear and Karen Thompson-Harry (who represented the Officials Committee on the Board in 2010).

About Dressage Canada

Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the National governing body for Dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada's objective is to foster the growth of Dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateurs and professionals through the following programs: coaching education and programs; officials’ education and programs; rules and qualifying criteria; sport development; and publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site or connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dressagecanada or Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/lp8cnd

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.