The Funtastic Sports Society has a new board of directors for the event which goes June 28 to July 1

The Funtastic Sports Society has a new board of directors for the event which goes June 28 to July 1

New board steps up to plate for Funtastic

The 12-member board represents a cross-section of the region’s business and non-profit community

The Funtastic Sports Society has elected a new board of directors for 2012/13.

The 12-member board represents a cross-section of the region’s business and non-profit community.

“This year’s board members come from a range of organizations and backgrounds, but all are committed to sharing their knowledge,” said Brett Kirkpatrick, who  is serving his third term as president.

“I have no doubt that this diversity and rich experience will help to strengthen the society’s positive impact on the community throughout the year.”

The Funtastic Sports Society hosts Canada`s largest slowpitch tournament and music festival with more than 4,500 attendees from across Western Canada.

Each year, the event contributes $4.5 million in direct economic benefit to the region and has provided $1.4 million in funding support for local sports and recreation initiatives.

The board is responsible for policy issues, and for ensuring the organization’s business and market development plans, along with corresponding financial plans, are developed, endorsed and monitored.

The 2012/13 board of directors consists of:

President: Brett Kirkpatrick, partner with Davidson Lawyers

First vice-president: Cindy Masters, development officer with Kindale Developmental Association

Second vice-president: Sandra Simao, owner of Illusions Hair Design

Third vice-president: Darcy Sochan, realtor with Century 21 Executives

Treasurer: Steve Cousins, partner with Sladen Moore Chartered Accountants

Secretary: Diana Williamson, facility administrative assistant with Good Samaritan Society

Director: Mike Lane, controller with Flair Air

Director: Kyla MacAulay, owner of Gumtree Catering

Director: Tim Reardon, owner of Tutor Tech

Director: Akbal Mund, managing partner of Wendy’s Restaurants

Director: Michelle Robertson, recreation manager at Berwick on the Park

Director: Val Trevis, Nixon Wenger office manager

The 29th annual Funtastic will be June 28 to July 1, 2013.