|2009 Dressage Canada Committee Election Now Underway||| Imprimer ||
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September 22, 2008 — The 2009 Dressage Canada Committee Election is now underway, with voting closing on October 24, 2008.
Current Dressage Senior Affiliates as of August 1, 2008, can vote in this election. Nominee biographies and voting ballots have been mailed directly to all Senior Dressage Affiliates members directly; however, interested Senior affiliates as of August 1st, 2008, can visit the Dressage Canada section of the Equine Canada website to download a copy of the election package and voting ballot instead of waiting for their package to arrive in the mail.
Ballots must be received by October 24th for counting. Late ballots will not be accepted.
The results of the election will be announced during the Dressage Canada Reception at the 2008 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Additional information on the reception can be found on the Dressage Canada section of the website as it becomes available. The Royal Winter Fair takes place November 7–16, 2008 in Toronto, ON. The newly elected 2009 Dressage Canada Committee (DCC) takes office January 1, 2009.
The following five candidates nominated by the Dressage Canada affiliate membership are eligible for election to fill the two positions open on the Dressage Canada Committee
• Karen Ashby,
• Kim Goodyear,
• Lisa Hossack-Scott,
• Catherine McPherson, and
• Patricia Scherrer.
The DCC develops and manages its programs through a number of technical committees. The objectives of Dressage Canada are to foster the growth of dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. The DCC consists of seven elected members, six directors-at-large elected from the senior membership of Dressage Canada and one athlete representative elected by their peers from the current list of short and long listed athletes prepared each year. A minimum of two director-at-large positions are opened each year.
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 amateur and professional through the following programs: coaching education and programs, officials’ education and programs, rules and qualifying criteria, sport development, publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site.