• Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

  • massive-dev  |  September 8, 2020

Please be advised that the BCWSA 2020 AGM will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 via Zoom.  Members must register to attend the meeting by contacting Executive Director Gail Hamamoto by email gail@bcwheelchairsports.com or by phone at 604 333-3520 x201 by September 10th, 2020.  Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link/call in details to join the meeting.

An agenda is included with this package and all reports will be distributed via email to registered participants ahead of the meeting.


There are 4 positions on the BCWSA Board of Directors up for election at the 2020 BCWSA AGM.  To date, there are four nominees, all of whom are current members of the Board of Directors, as follows:

Dean Mackinnon
Dean has been on the board of directors for BCWSA for over 20 years. He has been active in BCWSA as an official for wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby for over 35 years. Dean is seen as a builder and leader within the organization. He has served at the Director of Finance on the BCWSA Board, overseeing the financial operations of the organization.

Teri Thorson
Teri has been on the board for 6 years. Teri is Paralympian from the sport of Wheelchair Athletics and a current athlete in wheelchair rugby. She is a former member of the Board of the WC Race Series and current President of the BC Wheelchair Rugby Association.  Teri works with Spinal Cord Injury BC in their Peer Program. Teri brings both an athlete and program leadership perspective to the organization.

Judy Joseph Black
Judy has been on the BCWSA Board for 2 years.  She most recently worked for the BC Games Society as an Event Manager assisting host community volunteers in the planning, operation and planning of the BC Winter Games. She has extensive knowledge of parasport, having worked as part of the Communications Team on the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and on Mission Staff for 5 Paralympic Games with the Canadian Paralympic Team. She worked with the Provincial Government as a sport consultant, managed the National Women’s Soccer Team and was the Executive Director of Badminton BC.

For more information on any of the nominees, please contact BC Wheelchair Sports. 

In accordance with the BCWSA Constitution and Bylaws, nominations will be accepted up to September 17th, 2020.  The nomination form, including submission details, is included with this package.


Enclosed find a proxy form which, as a voting member of this Association, gives you the opportunity to have a vote by designating a member in good standing to vote on your behalf.  This proxy vote is to be used only if you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 24th, 2020. 

Please fill out an online proxy form here by September 22nd, 2020.