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CALGARY (August 25th, 2020) – The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary) Board of Directors announced today that accomplished corporate and community builder Gary Davies will be the next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8th, 2020.

Davies brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the events, media, marketing, and tourism sectors, as well as a lifelong passion for sport. He spent the last 20 years helping build a variety of companies, most notably RedPoint Media Group Inc., which became Alberta’s largest independent magazine publisher.

During his successful tenure, Davies was responsible for the publishing company’s 13 brands, including Avenue magazine, Wine Access Magazine, and up! magazine (the inflight publication for WestJet, now known as WestJet magazine). For the last six years, he consulted and then became President of e=mc2 events ltd., one of Canada’s largest event management companies.

“We are thrilled that Gary will be joining our team as our new President and CEO. Along with his extensive background building and leading organizations, he brings a creative approach and focus on achieving superior results to the sport community, as demonstrated in his impressive work to date,” says Cheryl Sandercock, Chair of the CSI Calgary Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I also want to reiterate our thanks to retiring CEO Dale Henwood,” Sandercock continued. “CSI Calgary benefited from Dale’s leadership for the past 26 years, and his integrity and profound passion for sport have been key to navigating the organization through the uncertain times of the past six months.”

A born and raised Calgarian, Davies has most certainly elevated the profile of his hometown with his work, which also includes founding the Best of Calgary brand five years ago and driving sponsorship and ticket sales for the Kelly Brothers Productions’ flagship brand Dave Kelly Live.

“I’m incredibly excited to join this well-established organization and build upon the legacy that Dale has created over the last quarter century,” Davies said. “For myself, this is a great opportunity to be a key player in building our sport community.”

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the CSI Calgary team of 20 employees and 40 consultants. Dale and Gary will work together on a smooth leadership transition this fall. 

— About the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary

The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary provides world-class training environments in Alberta. With the support of our partners, we deliver leading sport science and medicine, coach education and life services to help Canada’s high-performance athletes achieve Olympic and Paralympic podium performances.

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