Alpine Ontario Alpin Welcomes new Communications and Member Services Manager

Alpine Ontario Alpin Welcomes new Communications and Member Services Manager
Collingwood, ON (Sept 6, 2022) 
For immediate release

As a part of Alpine Ontario Alpin’s (AOA) continued commitment to increasing the communication and support of its members, clubs, and ski community, we are proud to announce the addition of Heather Vita as AOA’s new Communications and Member Services Manager. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Heather to the team in this critical role,” says Patrick Biggs, Executive Director. “Core to our long-term vision and success will be a renewed focus on communication to our stakeholders and ski community. We’re excited to bring on an enthusiastic leader who is community-focused and brings a passion for both her work and the sport of skiing.”

Heather joins AOA with over 15 years experience in marketing and communications with various non-profit and post-secondary institutions. Most recently she was on the leadership team of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation as Director of Marketing and Communications. She’s also worked extensively in both event planning/execution and fundraising, where she has developed successful 50/50 campaigns, as well as working with volunteers and colleagues to collectively raise over $20M in for health services, including cardiac and cancer care, in the City of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

An avid member of Canada’s ski community, Heather has been a member of the Nor’Westers Alpine Club (part of the Lake Superior Division Alpine) Board of Directors for the past 4 years. She lives in Thunder Bay with her husband, two children, a friendly senior cat and a lovable golden doodle.

“I am excited to bring my energy, commitment and creativity to a new role,” she says. “I can think of no better place to do so than an organization that has served my children so well in the past several years as they have developed their own enthusiasm for racing,” says Heather.

After a challenging, yet rewarding return to racing in Ontario, AOA remains focused on enhancing the race experience for our members and the alpine community. Core to our long-term success will be a renewed focus on communication, strategic planning, and resourcing. AOA is also dedicated to delivering enhanced coach education content, club development initiatives, Safe Sport protocols, and a robust athletic pathway that connects our community and progressive programming with dreams and podiums. AOA will be making more announcements in the coming months as we prepare for the season ahead.

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For more information contact:
Patrick Biggs

Executive Director, Alpine Ontario Alpin

Tel: (437) 245-6217


About Alpine Ontario

Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the Provincial Sport Organization recognized by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA), Canadian Snowsports Association, Ontario Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, and the Ontario Government.

Made up of a dynamic and passionate team of professionals, AOA is responsible for bringing the joy of ski racing to athletes, families, coaches, and clubs – from start gates and podium finishes to careers and community. And we’re on a mission to empower a safe, inclusive, and integrated alpine sport ecosystem, for everyone. Racer, ready.