Kamloops Sports Council

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Duncan Olthuis

Executive Director

Alex de Chantal

Sport and Event Manager

Elsa Poppleton

Administration Coordinator
Cara Karpluk

Cara Karpluk

Event Coordinator

Board of Directors 2019/2020

Elected Members

  • Henry Pejril — President – Executive
  • Jon Pankuch — Vice President – Executive
  • Jan Antons — Vice President – Executive
  • Barb Warsimage — Treasurer – Executive
  • Ron McColl
  • Dino Bernardo
  • Anne Terwiel
  • Ryan Sirianni
  • Charlie Bruce

Community Partner Observers

  • Linda Stride — City of Kamloops
  • Andy Philpot — St. John’s Ambulance
  • Lisa Strachan — Tourism Kamloops
  • Larry Read — Thompson Rivers University
  • Anne Keith — Kamloops Indian Band
  • Carolynn Boomer — Pacific Sport
  • Bob Smillie — Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund
  • Sean Pitts — City of Kamloops at Large


  • Sport Awards Selection Committee — Chair: Larry Read
    The Sport Award Committee is responsible for the Annual Athletic Awards. Committee duties include the nomination, adjudication and evaluation process of the Awards.
  • Sport Services Committee — Chair: Ron McColl
    The Sport Service Committee provides direction and leadership in the area of Local Sport Organization development.
  • Tournament Capital Committee — Chair: Anne Terwiel
    The Tournament Capital Committee is responsible for the development and management of the Tournament Capital Volunteer Program.
  • Membership Services Committee — Staff
    Member Services Committee assists the Local Sports Organization (LSO) in building capability in areas such as governance and management systems, information technology services, event management, research and monitoring, and good practice.
  • Major Contracts and Events — Executive Committee and Staff
    Major contracts and events will be organized and executed by the Executive Committee and the Sports Council staff. This covers the Legacy Games and any other major event management contracts that are obtained through KSC or the City.