Southern Ontario Division Appoints Program Director and Program Manager

Collingwood, ON (September 20, 2017) – The Southern Ontario Division (SOD) of Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) announced today two new positions; T.E.S. Hynes will be filling the role of SOD Program Director and Suki Chapman as the SOD Program Manager.

This change in structure comes at a time when the SOD Ski Team has expanded and grown to its current size of 28 athletes and four coaches. AOA took over the management of the SOD ski team prior to the 2013/2014 season when the team size was four athletes. SOD represents over 80% of the AOA membership. As a result, the SOD Committee led by Ron Warren decided to add resources to not only support the SOD Ski Team but the entire division.

Warren explains, “First off I want to say thanks to Nick Kwasniak for his efforts over the last few years. We are thrilled with the new individuals and to have this caliber of staff leading the way at SOD. T.E.S. and Suki combined represent decades of knowledge and experience – they know our club systems inside and out, from the entry level U10/U12 skiers up to the SOD Ski Team. I know we have the leadership we need to grow and develop great athletes and great programs at all levels of the sport.”

T.E.S will be leading the overall direction for SOD, servicing its membership at large from the grassroots level to the SOD Ski Team. T.E.S. will assume a presence on the hill and will be attending events and races across SOD and providing leadership to athletes and families. T.E.S. has 20+ years of coaching experience at all levels including the SOD Ski Team, the head coach of Beaver Valley Ski Club and the former Ontario Development Ski Team.

Suki is returning to her roots, joining the AOA Team where she formerly worked at AOA from 1989 to 2003 and is very familiar with the role of SOD inside the AOA structure. She has in excess of 35 years of experience in the administration of the sport of alpine Skiing – having recently worked at Osler Bluff Ski Club and before that Devil’s Glen Country Club. Suki is also a Level 3 Official.

Please join us in welcoming Suki and T.E.S. to the SOD/AOA Team – Suki can be reached at sodmemberservices@alpineontario.ca 705-444-5111 x 133 and T.E.S. at tes@snlbv.com.

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About Alpine Ontario (AOA)
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, 40 member clubs and over 5,000 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 grass roots level to the elite level.

For more information contact:
Kristin Ellis
Communications Manager
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x 132
communications@alpineontario.ca

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