About Triathlon Canada

About Triathlon Saskatchewan

Triathlon Saskatchewan is the provincial multisport governing body.  We provide leadership and governance to foster a safe, fair and enjoyable multiport experience.  We support the development of Saskatchewan triathlon, duathlon and multisport athletes from novice to high performance through coaching education, officials training and club and membership development.

Mission Statement: To support the development of Saskatchewan triathlon, duathlon and multisport athletes from novice to high performance through coaching education, officials training and club and membership development.

Vision Statement: Provide opportunities for members to be successful in multisport activities.

Board members

Brianna Hodges

Age Group Committee Chair

Growing up in Melville, SK and the near by Crooked Lake in the Qu’Appelle Valley, I competed and participated in many different sports including swimming, running, and biking (just not all at the same time!). I settled in Regina over 10 years ago and currently work as a Commercial & Surety Account Executive for a large Insurance Brokerage. After competing in many running races, I moved on to triathlon in 2015 and have been working my way through all of the distances. My most notable race was the 2016 World Age Group Triathlon – Standard Distance, in Cozumel, Mexico, where I had the great experience of being a part of Team Canada. I’m very passionate about the sport of triathlon and helping our community grow. Triathlon is an awesome sport that offers something for everyone of all ages & athletic ability and brings together the most amazing people!!


Fred Dyck

Officials Committee Chair

Executive Director of Sask Triathlon from 2008 to 2015. Currently the Director of Fitness and Facilities at YWCA Saskatoon. Have a Bs.of Sc. in PE from UofS.

 

 

 


Yvonne Harrison

Coaching Committee Chair

Yvonne D. Harrison is Associate Professor and Director of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Studies Network (NVSSN) at Luther College at the University of Regina. Yvonne has expertise in the governance and leadership of nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations of all kinds, management of information and communications technology and inter-organizational and cross-sector collaborations and partnerships. A former professional ski instructor (CSIA Level 1) and soccer coach (Community Youth Coach, C and B Provincial Prep License) with NCCP Level 1 and 2 Coaching Theory, Yvonne serves on the STAC Coaching Committee. She is new to Saskatchewan and to the sport of triathlon, which has helped her meet new people and give back to the community.


Tara Dubreuil

Clubs & Membership Committee Chair

BC born, Sask Raised. Started being an active member of the triathlon scene in 2016 first by volunteering as a swim angel at the Spoken Hot Women’s Tri and then quickly made the transition to participating and completed a half distance triathlon in 2018.

 

 


Shawn Rempel

President

As the current President of the Board of Directors for TriSK, Shawn is focused on facilitating the growth of participation in the sport of triathlon. His professional working background in sports marketing and business development is a strong asset for the organization. Joining the board in 2015, he made an immediate impact as the facilitator for the board of directors strategic planning session resulting in the development of the 2015 – 2021 TriSK Strategic Plan. Earning both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Administration (Kinesiology) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Saskatchewan, Shawn currently works as the Director of Business Development – Western Canada, for Moskowitz Capital, a mortgage investment corporation. The sport was introduced to him by his parents who took it up later in the their adult life. His first triathlon was the Prince Albert Triathlon Club’s Frank Dunn Toyota/Power 99 Triathlon in 2010. He has since completed multiple Olympic, Half Iron, and Iron distance events and continues to participate in the sport. His greatest accomplishment was qualifying and competing at the Ironman World Championship (Kona, Hawaii) in 2016 fishing with a time of 10:05.


Greg Todd

Vice-President

I am 54 years old, I was born and raised in SK, however throughout my life my employment took me to all the western Canada provinces and one maritime province. I have been competing in triathlon for over a decade and have completed triathlons ranging from a Sprint to a half-ironman, all over western Canada. I was fortunate enough to qualify for the 2019 World Triathlon Championships in Switzerland.

 


Rick Warawa

Treasurer

Rick has been active in endurance sports for over 20 years completing in running and triathlon events including representing Team Canada at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championship in Pontevedra, Spain.  Professionally he brings over 25 years of financial services industry.  Currently Rick holds the position of Director, Wealth Strategies at Affinity Credit Union.  At home Rick’s family includes his wife and two children who are active in swim/bike/run community. Being part of the triathlon community is a lifestyle which includes spending time life with family and friends in the sport


Sarah Bater

Secretary

Sarah works as a small animal veterinarian in Saskatoon, SK.  She started doing triathlon at age 15. She trained and raced with the provincial cycling team for 4 years, before returning back to triathlon. Triathlon is a sport Sarah loves, because it requires physical and mental toughness, provides a great social community, and it is a past time that allows her and her dad to train/spend time together! In Sarah’s spare time, she likes to bake and be outdoors!  Sarah loves to spend time at the lake with her parents, siblings, husband and 3 step-kids.


Peter Mason

Youth Committee Chair

I am married with 2 children ages 16 and 14. Both of my kids are accomplished triathletes. As a family we have been active in the triathlon community for a number of years with both children competing in KOS, Living Sky, Echo Lake, BGMI and many out of province Triathlons. Due to the kids interest I have become more involved and have been participating myself, competing in Living Sky triathlon and Bridge City Duathlon . I am a firm believer in Sport for life and am aiming to instil healthy living in my children with leading by example.

 


Mark Nagy

Communications Committee Chair

I did my first Triathlon in 1987, have participated in over 185 races, including 15 Ironman length races and 27 -1/2 Ironman length events . Became the Race Director of the Frank Dunn in 1991, this year will be my 28th. Was founding member of PA Tri Club and have been involved for over 20 years.

Staff

Chris Gdanski

Executive Director

Triathlon is truly a life sport. Chris has been involved with the sport for over three decades. Chris volunteered on his 1st Triathlon in 1986. For the next 8 years Chris spent his summers working on a triathlon series. In 1995 Chris became the race director for Ironman Canada, the premier triathlon event in the entire country.   For the next 11 years Chris worked for Ironman North America expanding the Ironman footprint throughout continental North America. After 20 years working on triathlon Chris took a break from the sport.

In 2015 Chris returned to the sport as the Executive Director of Triathlon Saskatchewan.

Chris is married to long time (and overachieving) triathlete Jackie Hatherly. They have 2 daughters Sydney and Maddie. Chris has participated in events for the past 30 years, everything from sprint triathlon all the way up to the Ironman distance, and everything in between.


Brendan Mackenzie

Head Coach

Brendan began coaching triathlon in 2011 when he coached the Level 10 Lightning Triathlon Team. In 2013 Brendan became the Regina Multisport Head Coach. In 2015 he became an assistant coach with Triathlon Saskatchewan. In January of 2018 Brendan became the Head Coach of Triathlon Saskatchewan.

Brendan is married to wife Nicole and has two daughters Lily and Ruby.

Brendan graduated from the University of Regina in 2005. Upon graduation, Brendan started with Level 10 as a personal trainer as well as a strength and conditioning coach.

In addition, Brendan is also an accomplished triathlete himself. He has seen success over the years and continues to perform at a high level.

Triathlon Saskatchewan is elated to have Brendan as Head Coach.

History

In the Winter of 1985, Don Gallo, Founding President of the Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corporation issued our first newsletter. This newsletter’s opening paragraph provides an excellent summary of the beginnings of STAC:

Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corporation (STAC) was conceived May 5th, 1985 during the Vancouver Marathon.  It was in that race that I met Glen Morrison, the president of United Triathletes of British Columbia (UTBC).  Glen encouraged me to start an organization and gave me names of people in Saskatchewan who were interested in developing the sport of triathlon.  This ‘push’, and my personal feeling that information about triathlons  in our province and other provinces was not readily available, prompted me to incorporate in August 1985.

– Don Gallo

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