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 2017-2018 Board of Directors
Past-President – Heather Rogers Secretary – Jason MacLennan Treasurer – Doug Walker CYCA – Sunday League Coordinator – Justin Petkau CYCA Club Liaisons – Vacant* CYCA Youth Development Director – Gregg Hamilton Social Media Ambassador (SMA) – Christopher Pratt ***************************** CYCA Sunday League – Club Directors – Dawn Marie Cinnamon CYCA Sunday League – Club Directors – Glenn Ector Partnership & Fundraising – Vacant* CYCA Friends & Family Bonspiel – Scott “Coach Cowboy” Morton
This is Heather’s 7th year on the CYCA Board of Directors. She was a participant in the CYCA Sunday league from 2004-2006 and has competed as a bantam, juvenile and junior and is now competing at the women’s World Curling Tour level. She was an instructor for the Calgary Winter Club youth programs throughout university, and has taught at the Alberta Rocks Summer Camp. Heather has not only coached a Juvenile Boys team and then a Junior Women’s team but has also been playing competitively herself at the same time. She knows first-hand what the CYCA can offer young curlers and what a stepping stone it can be as a competitive athlete.
I am in my 3rd 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.
(one from each member club)
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.
Christopher Pratt has been a participant in the CYCA Sunday league for four years now. He loves curling and currently curls out of the Calgary Winter Club in Calgary, Alberta. In the summer, when the curling season is unfortunately over, he golfs. Chris is also an avid volunteer around his city and community and loves to volunteer his time to causes around the city, such as the 50/50 at the 2015 Calgary Brier, weeding in Weaselhead Park and as a City of Calgary volunteer for Canada’s 150 Celebrations Chris is also currently the CYCA’s Social Media Ambassador. If you have an interesting curling story, Chris would love to post about it! Please contact us through our various social media streams: Calgary Youth Curling Association (Facebook), @Curling_Jrs (Twitter) and cyca_jrs (Instagram and Snapchat).
I was happy to join the CYCA board as I have seen over the last few years the great work they do with are youth curlers. Both of my kids are CYCA curlers and love the program. I wanted to be able to give back to a program that has given so much to us as a family. I hope I will be able to support our youth curlers over the season and the volunteers who run the program.
This is my first year on the board and I am looking forward to contributing to the growth of our great Sport for both Recreational and Competitive curlers. I have enjoyed curling since childhood and both our teenage kids have developed the same passion for this great sport. They have curled at North Hill for 8 seasons and enjoyed the CYCA Sunday League as well.
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
Past-President – Heather Rogers
Secretary – Jason MacLennan
Treasurer – Doug Walker
CYCA – Sunday League Coordinator – Justin Petkau
CYCA Club Liaisons – Vacant*
CYCA Youth Development Director – Gregg Hamilton
Social Media Ambassador (SMA) – Christopher Pratt
CYCA Sunday League – Club Directors – Dawn Marie Cinnamon
CYCA Sunday League – Club Directors – Glenn Ector
Partnership & Fundraising – Vacant*
CYCA Friends & Family Bonspiel – Scott “Coach Cowboy” Morton
*Let us know if you are interested in helping with any of the “Vacant” positions.