Golf Canada Annual General Meeting culminates with induction of Paul McLean as 112th President

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Paul McLean (Julie Bernard/ Golf Canada)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Paul McLean of King, Ont. was inducted as Golf Canada’s 112th  President during the National Sport Federation’s Annual General Meeting this weekend in Mississauga, Ont.

McLean succeeds 2014 President Douglas Alexander of London, Ont. while Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S. becomes First Vice-President and Leslie Dunning of Calgary assumes the role of Second Vice-President.

“It is with great pride and humility that I assume the post of 112th President of Golf Canada,” said McLean. “It was an honour to have served as First Vice-President under Doug and to have witnessed first-hand his tremendous leadership and unequalled dedication to our game. I would like to thank him and the Board for their trust and I look forward to working with our members and stakeholders to further grow our game and promote excellence in our sport.”

McLean, Deveau and Dunning will lead Golf Canada’s 2015 Board of Directors which also includes Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que.; Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont.; Dale Jackson of Victoria, B.C.; Rob MacDonald of Winnipeg; Don MacKay of Bracebridge, Ont.; Nick Marrone of Toronto; Pat Thompson of Kelowna, B.C.;  as well as immediate past President Douglas Alexander.

Dave Mills, Bob Weeks and the late Gordon Stollery honoured as Co-Recipients of Golf Canada’s Distinguished Service Award
Created in 1993, Golf Canada’s Distinguished Service award has been awarded annually to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the game of golf in Canada. This year’s recipients are former Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) Executive Director Dave Mills, SCOREGolf Editorial Director and television personality Bob Weeks, and the late (Arthur) Gordon Stollery of Markham, Ont. Click here for more information on Mills, Weeks and Stollery.

Diane Barabé named Volunteer of the Year
Diane Barabé of Granby, Que. was recognized as Golf Canada’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014. This marks the ninth year in which this initiative has recognized individuals in the golf community for their tireless efforts and dedication in helping to grow the game in Canada.

Click here for more information on Barabé.

Mike Carroll appointed as Honorary Life Governor
Congratulations to Mike Carrollof Vancouver on being named an Honorary Life Governor with Golf Canada. Carroll served as Golf Canada’s 110th president in 2013.

Annual Report & Strategic Plan
Click here for Golf Canada’s 2014 Annual Report including a recap of the past season as well as the association’s 2014 Financial Statements.

Click here for Golf Canada’s One Vision Strategic Plan, outlining the key activities that Golf Canada is focused on as the National Sport Federation and governing body for golf.

Golf Canada’s Annual General Meeting has historically been an important week in the lead up to the coming competitive season. In addition to appointing its new president and members to the Board of Directors, the association presents details of its strategic plan and gathers with key stakeholders from the provincial golf associations as well as a number of national association partners.  The AGM also celebrates key accomplishments from the previous year and provides the association a forum to discuss issues and opportunities facing the Canadian golf industry.