Funtastic board names new president, executive director

Diana Williamson, longtime board member, is the new president of the Funtastic Sports Society; Tony Pallas is new executive director

Diana Williamson has been elected as the new president of the Funtastic Sports Society.

A new president and executive director highlight changes on the board of the Funtastic Sports Society.

Diana Williamson has been elected president to replace Brett Kirkpatrick, who will remain on the board as past president.

“I am very happy that Brett is staying on the board,” said Williamson. “His experience and knowledge from being the president will be very beneficial to not only me but to the organization as a whole.

“We have served on the board together for over 10 years and I respect his input.”

Joining Williamson on the board are Roel Van de Crommenacker (1st vice-president); Christine Bosworth (2nd vice-president); Brad Steel (3rd vice-president); Val Trevis (treasurer); Deb White (secretary); and directors Tim Reardon, Corinne Van de Crommenacker, Darcy Helmle and Todd Millar.

“I’m looking forward to a great year with an enthusiastic board with some fresh new ideas,” said Williamson, whose first duty was to announce the hiring of a new executive director.

Tony Pallas takes over from the retired Wee Yee.

Pallas has extensive event management experience.

“Tony has been involved with the Vancouver Sun Run, the 2010 Olympics and a number of Grey Cups,” said Williamson.

The Funtastic Sports Society is gearing up for its 32nd annual tournament, set for June 30 to July 3 in Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby.

The early bird registration deadline is today. Teams can save $50 on registration.

As of today, the 2016 event is 40 per cent full.

Funtastic will continue with its community grant program, providing $30,000 to successful sports affiliated organizations in the North Okanagan.

Application forms will be available towards the end of January.



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