Kamloops Sports Council

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Duncan Olthuis

Executive Director

Alex de Chantal

Sports & Events Manager

Elsa Poppleton

Administration Coordinator
Cara Karpluk

Cara Karpluk

Events Coordinator

Board of Directors 2019/2020

Elected Members

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

Community Partner Observers

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

 Committees

  • Sport Awards CommitteeLarry Read, Carolynn Boomer, Dino Bernardo, Anne Keith, Barb Warsimage, Duncan Olthuis, and Cara Karpluk
    The Sport Awards Committee is responsible for the Annual Athletic Awards. Committee duties include the nomination, adjudication, and evaluation process of the Awards.
  • Tournament Capital CommitteeLisa Strachan, Anne Terwiel, and Alex de Chantal
    The Tournament Capital Committee is responsible for the development and management of the Tournament Capital Volunteer Program.
  • Facilities CommitteeChair: Dino Bernardo, Committee: Lisa Strachan, , Charlie Bruce, Anne Keith, Carolynn Boomer, and Duncan Olthuis
    The Facilities Committee is responsible for communicating with LSO’s about their current facility usage and current gaps that are in the Kamloops sports facilities. Committee duties include advocacy for new LSO facilities and determining best practices for facility space.
  • Major Contracts and EventsExecutive and KSC Staff
    Major contracts and events will be organized and executed by the and the Sports Council staff. This covers the Bent Horn Games and any other major event management contracts that are obtained through KSC or the City.