The board meets once a month during the curling season for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
If you are interested in helping to maintain the programs, help build or improve opportunities for youth curlers then perhaps you might want to consider joining our Board of Directors.
Meet CYCA’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors
This is my third year on the board and I am looking forward to working with such a great group of volunteers. My son has been involved with the junior program at ARC Curling Club for the last 6 years and has been a member of the Sunday League for 4 years. I like to stay involved in my kid’s activities so took the Club Coach, it was a great learning experience and lead to a much more understood and enjoyed season. I am excited for the new opportunities that will come with my position with CYCA and look forward to a wonderful curing season.
Past-President – Vacant*
CYCA Vice-President – Vacant*
Secretary – Jason MacLennan
This will be my first year in the board, (so go easy on me!), and I’m looking forward to working with this great group of people. I have two daughters who have curled since age five. Curling has been a great way for them to meet new friends since we moved to Calgary two years ago. I myself have been curling since age 12, though work has limited that as of late.
Treasurer – Doug Walker
I am in my 4th year on the board this year and am looking forward to the challenges of my position. I have been a curler myself since age 12, though I haven’t had much time to pursue it recently. My children joined the junior program at the Cochrane Curling Club four years ago and have since graduated to the CYCA Sunday League. I have been involved as an instructor and club coach with our Bantam Girls teams during this time. The structure of the Sunday league makes it very easy to start off with a new team and continue the growth of the players individually and the team as a whole. I really enjoy watching the players and teams mature together, whether they are celebrating a win or consoling each other after a tough loss. I live for that a-ha moment when something finally clicks and they give you that knowing smile through the glass. Here’s to a successful season for everyone.
CYCA – Sunday League Coordinator – Justin Petkau
CYCA Programs Director – Vacant*
CYCA Club Director – Vacant*
- Cochrane: Vacant
- Airdrie: Carol Maffitt
- Huntington Hills: Vacant
- North Hill: Vacant
- Calgary Club: Gwenda Anwieler
- Springbank: Carissa Backus
- Garrison: Vacant
- Arc: Glenn Darichuk
- Strathmore: Vacant
- Indus Liaison: Brent Lee
Residing in Langdon with my wife and 2 children. My passion for curling increased when my son became involved in curling 5 years ago. He joined the CYCA League this year and I love to watch him grow and excel at the game of curling. This is my first year of involvement with the CYCA and my first year on the CYCA board. I bring to the CYCA 25 years of curling experience and a long history of volunteering for various organizations. I have held many positions as a board member and as a coach. I am currently the coordinator and coach for Indus Junior curling, organizing and instructing kids 6 to 18 years of age. My winter pastimes include curling in leagues at the Indus Curling Club, coaching and playing hockey.
- Okotoks: Vacant
- Carstairs: Vacant
This is my first year being a board member with CYCA. I’ve been involved in volunteering with both of my boys sport teams for years but this is my first year being on the board. My oldest son started with CYCA Sunday League 3 yrs. ago and had an awesome experience. Now my youngest son is just starting his first year with the Sunday League. I observed how CYCA Sunday League make a difference in helping develop, improved, and inspire each young curlers. I am looking forward to help out and work with CYCA Board members.
Social Media Ambassador (SMA) (non-voting) – Vacant
CYCA Youth Development Director – Gregg Hamilton
This is my first year on the CYCA board of directors. I participated in the CYCA Jam Can for many years and curled in the CYCA Sunday league from 2006 to 2009. I have curled for 15 years through bantam, juvenile and junior aged competitive curling and I am now curling competitively on the Men’s World Curling Tour. I have instructed all ages of curling through the Garrison youth curling program and learn to curl programs. The CYCA was fundamental in ensuring my development as a competitive curler and therefore, I look forward to working as a member of the board.
CYCA Junior Youth Liaison – Riley Helston
Chris Lyons has a daughter who is entering her third year of curling with the CYCA. Chris was brand new to curling when his daughter fell in love with the sport. Since that time, Chris has become an enthusiastic fan; never missing a chance to watch his daughter curl, has himself taken some curling lessons and will be participating in league curling this coming season at The Glencoe Club.
Chris looks forward to contributing to the CYCA community through volunteering on the board.
CYCA Casino Coordinator – Emmanuelle Maucci
This is my first year on the CYCA board of directors. My children have been involved in curling in Calgary since 2011. I have watched them grow and make so many friends all over the city and even over the Province.
As a parent, it is easy to think that the Sunday league just “happens” and not realize the efforts made behind the scene to make this program successful. This year, I am stepping up to the plate to help with organizing the volunteers for the casino. The casino brings the funds necessary to make the Sunday league and other activities affordable for all families. I am looking forward to working with all the members of the board.
CYCA Coordinator/Facilitator – Scott “Coach Cowboy” Morton
Entering my third year on the Board. I have been involved with juniors’ curling for many years as an instructor and Certified Level 2 Competitive Coach at the Acadia Rec Center. This year I am working on my Level 3 Coaching Certificate. As an instructor I enjoy working with young athletes and giving them the tools to improve their curling skills. I have also been involved with doing camps with the Rocks and Rings floor curling to help bring more awareness to the sport. As a coach I get satisfaction seeing a group of players come together to form a team who strives to be their best in competitive curling. I would now like to take things to the next level and being a member of the CYCA board will allow me to achieve that goal.
Scott “Coach Cowboy” Morton
*Let us know if you are interested in helping with any of the “Vacant” positions.