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  “Storey” Continues at the Helm of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

August 29, 2014

“Storey” Continues at the Helm of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
—Sarah Storey elected as President to guide new era of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton—
 
CALGARY—A new face, but the same highly accomplished name, will lead a new era for Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton as Sarah Storey was elected president at the sport federation’s recent Annual General Meeting.
 
An Ottawa-based lawyer, who served on the Board as vice-president over the last two years, Storey has established herself in the international sport community working with organizations such as IMG in London and SportAccord in Lausanne in the fields of rights protection, law and strategic consulting, while volunteering in the Canadian sport community.  
 
Storey – the daughter of Bob Storey, former president of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton who went on to be president of FIBT for 16 years and is currently Honorary President of the international federation – will replace Reid Morrison for a four-year term at the helm of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.
 
“Bobsleigh and skeleton have a strong history and community across Canada and I’m proud to carry the torch in our organization’s continuing quest to create opportunities for Canadian athletes to excel on the world stage,” said Storey. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a Board of experienced professionals that is national in scope and representation.”
 
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton welcomed additional firepower at the board level with the election Dr. Alex Zahavich (Calgary) who will begin a four-year term as Director at Large along with Alicia Hatt (Whistler, B.C.). Ottawa’s Cody Sorensen, who made his Olympic debut in Sochi, returns as bobsleigh athlete representative, while Alexis Morris (Calgary) will represent the skeleton athletes on the Board. Lee Genier (Calgary) moves to the position of vice president and Bill France (Calgary) will serve two more years as treasurer.
 
“The experience, strength and diversity of our newly elected Board will ensure a continued focus on athlete excellence and renewed growth and development of our sports nationally,” said Storey. 
 
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton extended its heartfelt appreciation to the organization’s extremely dedicated and passionate outgoing Board members, Reid Morrison and Bernie Asbell.
 
The record of Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes over the past two quadrennials, and particularly the five medals at Vancouver 2010, speaks to the success of the program under Morrison’s guidance.
 
Storey added “Their passion is immeasurable, and we are fully committed to building on their legacy as our athletes strive to win more medals for Canada in 2018 and beyond.”

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