Final Season Ahead for Scott Barrett

COLLINGWOOD, ON (December 13th, 2018) — The 2018/19 season will be the sixth and final winter for Scott Barrett, Alpine Ontario’s Executive Director.  Scott joined AOA in 2013 and has led the organization through a significant transition period resulting in AOA re-establishing itself as a dynamic, high functioning governing body for the sport of para, alpine, and ski cross. After spending nearly his entire life in the sport, including competing for the Ontario Ski Team, University of Vermont, three years as a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, and five years with AOA, Scott is stepping away from the sport to pursue other interests.

I’m very proud of what we, as an organization, have accomplished together. In particular, I cannot thank the AOA staff and the Board of Directors enough for the remarkable job they have done for the sport. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have led an organization that has done so much for me over the years, ”said Scott.

Mike McTaggart, AOA chairman added, “On behalf of the entire Board of AOA, past, and present, we want to thank Scott for his endless dedication to AOA.  Scott’s energy and passion for the sport are on display every day, which is why he is respected coast-to-coast and throughout the sport. We are going to miss Scott; that said, we are all extremely proud of his accomplishments and look forward to seeing him excel at the next chapter of his career. Keep your tips up Scooter!”

The AOA Board of Directors will be convening a hiring committee and the position for Executive Director will be posted in early January, with the final transition commencing late spring.

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Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. AOA represents four divisions, 44 member clubs, and over 30,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” ski-racing programs from the grassroots level to the elite level.

For more information contact:

Kristin Ellis
Communications Manager
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x132
communications@alpineontario.ca

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