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TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is pleased to announce its 2021-22 Board of Directors, following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Nov. 6.

Allison Forsyth of alpine skiing was re-elected to the Board, while bobsleigh / track and field national team athlete Neville Wright and rower Andrea Proske joined the Board for the first time. All successful candidates were elected for three-year terms, with Proske elected via a run-off vote, following a tie for the final position in the initial election.

AthletesCAN thanks outgoing President Pierre-Luc Laliberté (canoe sprint) for his six years of service to the Board, and departing secretary Liam Smedley (canoe slalom). 

The new Officers will be elected from within the Board and a transition to the new president will occur until officially elected. Full biographies of the AthletesCAN Board of Directors can be found here

Prior to the AGM, members had the opportunity to attend the annual AthletesCAN Forum and Leadership Lab, featuring sessions on ethical decision making, safe sport, intersectionality and identity, athlete funding and mental health.

With the conclusion of the 2021 AGM and Board election, AthletesCAN looks forward to the 44th Canadian Sport Awards, with finalists scheduled to be announced in December.


About AthletesCAN

AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world.  As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture. Follow us on social @AthletesCAN or visit

For more information, please contact: 

Alan Hudes
Manager, Communications &
Sport Partnerships
Cell: 647-991-5343