Board of Directors
The CYCA Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers with a passion for the sport of curling. Each board member contributes their unique perspective to the sport that helps to build and maintain junior curling in Calgary and area.
The board meets once a month during the curling season for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
If you are interested in helping to maintain the programs, help build or improve opportunities for youth curlers then perhaps you might want to consider joining our Board of Directors.
Meet CYCA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors
President – Vacant*
Past-President – Anji Lawrence
This is my third year on the board and I am looking forward to working with such a great group of volunteers. My son has been involved with the junior program at ARC Curling Club for the last 6 years and has been a member of the Sunday League for 4 years. I like to stay involved in my kid’s activities so took the Club Coach, it was a great learning experience and lead to a much more understood and enjoyed season. I am excited for the new opportunities that will come with my position with CYCA and look forward to a wonderful curling season.
CYCA Vice-President – Vacant*
Secretary – Christopher Pratt
Treasurer – Doug Walker
I am in my 4th year on the board this year and am looking forward to the challenges of my position. I have been a curler myself since age 12, though I haven’t had much time to pursue it recently. My children joined the junior program at the Cochrane Curling Club four years ago and have since graduated to the CYCA Sunday League. I have been involved as an instructor and club coach with our Bantam Girls teams during this time. The structure of the Sunday league makes it very easy to start off with a new team and continue the growth of the players individually and the team as a whole. I really enjoy watching the players and teams mature together, whether they are celebrating a win or consoling each other after a tough loss. I live for that a-ha moment when something finally clicks and they give you that knowing smile through the glass. Here’s to a successful season for everyone.
CYCA – Sunday League Coordinator – Justin Petkau
CYCA Programs Director – Vacant*
CYCA Club Director – Vacant*
- Cochrane: Vacant
- Airdrie: Vacant
- Huntington Hills: Vacant
- North Hill: Vacant
- Calgary Club: Gwenda Anwieler
- Springbank: Carissa Backus
- Garrison: Vacant
- Arc: Glenn Darichuk
- Strathmore: Vacant
- Indus Liaison: Vacant
- Okotoks: Vacant
- Carstairs: Vacant
CYCA Volunteer Coordinator – Anne Becker
This is my first year being a board member with CYCA. I’ve been involved in volunteering with both of my boys sport teams for years but this is my first year being on the board. My oldest son started with CYCA Sunday League 3 yrs. ago and had an awesome experience. Now my youngest son is just starting his first year with the Sunday League. I observed how CYCA Sunday League make a difference in helping develop, improved, and inspire each young curlers. I am looking forward to help out and work with CYCA Board members.
Social Media Ambassador (SMA) (non-voting) – Brayden Darichuk
CYCA Youth Development Director – Gregg Hamilton
This is my first year on the CYCA board of directors. I participated in the CYCA Jam Can for many years and curled in the CYCA Sunday league from 2006 to 2009. I have curled for 15 years through bantam, juvenile and junior aged competitive curling and I am now curling competitively on the Men’s World Curling Tour. I have instructed all ages of curling through the Garrison youth curling program and learn to curl programs. The CYCA was fundamental in ensuring my development as a competitive curler and therefore, I look forward to working as a member of the board.
CYCA Junior Youth Liaison – Vacant*
Chris Lyons has a daughter who is entering her third year of curling with the CYCA. Chris was brand new to curling when his daughter fell in love with the sport. Since that time, Chris has become an enthusiastic fan; never missing a chance to watch his daughter curl, has himself taken some curling lessons and will be participating in league curling this coming season at The Glencoe Club.
Chris looks forward to contributing to the CYCA community through volunteering on the board.
CYCA Casino Coordinator – Emmanuelle Maucci
This is my first year on the CYCA board of directors. My children have been involved in curling in Calgary since 2011. I have watched them grow and make so many friends all over the city and even over the Province.
As a parent, it is easy to think that the Sunday league just “happens” and not realize the efforts made behind the scene to make this program successful. This year, I am stepping up to the plate to help with organizing the volunteers for the casino. The casino brings the funds necessary to make the Sunday league and other activities affordable for all families. I am looking forward to working with all the members of the board.
CYCA Coordinator/Facilitator (non-voting, paid) – Andy Jones
*Let us know if you are interested in helping with any of the “Vacant” positions.