Click on each name to learn more about the dynamic team of professionals who work proactively with the Ottawa Sport Council as advisors.
- President: Ron Mathurin
- Ron Mathurin is a natural team builder, motivator, and leader. He comes to the Ottawa Sport Council with a passion for efficient and effective growth and the background and skill set to complement his belief in development.Ron’s professional background is in sports business where his creativity and business insight led to the invention of world class software analytics tools utilized world-wide to hone the detailed aspects of team and individual progress. As a founder of Steva Sports Software and current General Manager of G&K Services, Ron played a pivotal part in taking a company from inception to sale.Ron, who was born and raised in Ottawa, has a long-standing relationship with and understanding of the local sports market, complemented by his international experience and exposure.When Ron is away from the office he can be found enjoying time with his wife and best friend, Amy, and their combined five children ranging in age from four to 20. Ron’s love for sport started in his youth and has carried forward to coaching when he started coaching his children over 10 years ago. Ron has spent nine years on the Board with Ronald McDonald House(RMH) and presently volunteers as an advisor with RMH Ottawa. Ron enjoys playing hockey, hiking, and discovering fine restaurants all over the world. Connect with Ron on LinkedIn
- Secretary:Tim Streek
- Tim Streek is the President of Tri Service Holdings, Inc. Tri Service focuses Tim’s passion for real estate development and investment with a niche in multi-unit new construction. The vision, perseverance, and operational execution necessary for success in real estate are founded on his extensive leadership and management experience in the Canadian Forces.Tim has a passion for fostering synergies across like-minded networks. Creating and fostering opportunities for others, through investment or military legacy, forms a large portion of his output.Life lessons gleaned from sports have significantly shaped Tim’s perspective in life. Whether it was elements of teamwork gleaned from early baseball league play or the leadership function of an OUAA varsity rugby captain, the value of sport is linked directly to his success in other areas. Participating in a Council that seeks to extend similar values to the current generation is a privilege for him.Tim and his wife Karen live in Ottawa and are very much in the middle of raising their own small family. Grace (6), Evan (4), and Claire (3) are on the cusp of great things in sport although their individual focus tends to change daily! Connect with Tim on LinkedIn
- Treasurer: Jeff Darwin
- Born into an entrepreneurial family in Ottawa where he continues to reside with his wife of 28 years; Wendy. Together Jeff & Wendy have raised three brilliant children; Brad (Aerospace Engineer, BC), Jackie (Registered Nurse, ON), and Allie (Journalist, NS). Originally a proud graduate of Algonquin College, Jeff has since earned a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services).Jeff is a career financial services professional. Experience also in aviation (private pilot – night rated); amateur sport (Ottawa 67’s), and professional sport (Ottawa Lynx).
Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Other major personal charitable affiliations are the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and Habitat for Humanity – Global Village.
- Director:Darrell Cox
- After a 20 year career working in municipal economic development, in 2011 Darrell spearheaded the creation of Events Ottawa, collaboration between the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism, and has taken on the role of Manager, Major Events.Darrell has been actively involved in raising the profile of Ottawa as a major event destination, and in establishing relationships with event rights holders, National Sport Organizations and International Sport Federations. He is proud to have been involved in supporting the bid process for a number of major events that have been awarded to Ottawa, such as the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, 2013 World Duathlon Championships, 2012 NHL All Star Weekend, 2011 Canadian Ultimate Championships, 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships, and the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007.Darrell played and coached adult and youth soccer at the competitive level for many years, and now is a proud hockey and soccer Dad, spending many hours at hockey rinks and soccer fields around the city. Connect with Darrell on LinkedIn
- Director: Delores Macadam
- Delores is the Manager of the City of Ottawa Events Central Branch (Special Events and Corporate Volunteer Program) where she is involved in all phases of design, planning, execution and evolution of over 350 local, national and international events per year. Delores has 30 years of experience in community planning and development at the municipal and provincial level.Delores has managed many volunteer groups and has been a member of governance committees for events such as Winterlude, the FIFA Games, World Junior Hockey, NHL All Star Weekend, Junos, and the 2009 & 2010 Royal Visits and Canada Day. Her work and passion involves engaging and developing economic, sporting and cultural richness across the City of Ottawa through civic engagement and organizational growth.In addition to providing leadership for federal, provincial and municipal events, Delores has been involved in driving successful community-level sports support in her role as Manager of Event Central, City of Ottawa events such as Race Marathon Weekend, Dragon Boat Festival, Velo Fest, HOPE Volleyball, Olympic Torch Run to mention a few.Delores holds a position as the Director of Education, Board of Directors for Festival and Events Ontario and past Board of Director member for the Ottawa Chamber of Volunteers.Delores’ breadth of experience across the event landscape will benefit the Ottawa Sport Council. Connect with Delores on LinkedIn
- Director: Amanda Sarginson
- Amanda graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in psychology and worked as a Human Resources Manager for just over nine years, starting at JDS Uniphase, then at the National Arts Centre and finally at First Air. As an HR Manager she was responsible for all facets of human resources, including acting as the chief spokesperson during collective bargaining; settling numerous grievances prior to advancing them to arbitration, attending arbitrations and investigating and resolving complex and sensitive harassment complaints, including sexual harassment.In 2008, Amanda decided to pursue a law degree and returned to school full-time at Ottawa U. Amanda graduated in 2011 and was called to the bar in 2012. She currently works as a lawyer for Emond Harnden, a boutique law firm in Ottawa specializing in representing management in all areas of labour and employment law. In her practice, she represents a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors, including federally and provincially regulated employers. She has assisted employers in hiring and terminating employees, drafting policy manuals, defending human rights applications and representing the employer at mediation, arbitration and collective bargaining. She has represented employers at a Coroner’s Inquest and before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Small Claims Court, and the Superior Court and has been a guest speaker at various industry conferences.
In her spare time, Amanda volunteers as the Director, Human Resources on the Board for Dress for Success. Additionally, Amanda plays soccer, volleyball and softball and is a big proponent of getting people involved in sport!
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- Director: Amanda Hauck
- Amanda Hauck is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan but fell in love with the beautiful City of Ottawa while she attended university. At OttawaU, Amanda studied marketing, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. She remained in Ottawa after graduation. Amanda’s fondness for the city was significantly influenced as a result of the many high caliber community activities, festivals, and sporting events that Ottawa had to offer.Amanda is currently a Senior Communications Representative at Lockheed Martin Canada, where she serves as the primary ‘face’ to LM Canada’s General Manager and line of business program teams. She is responsible for all communications activities including internal employee and senior leadership team communications and programs as well as external community relations and philanthropy initiatives.
Prior to Lockheed Martin, Amanda was the Marketing Communications Manager at Plasco Energy Group. At Plasco, Amanda was led a broad range of marketing and communication activities, supporting a global pipeline of energy from waste projects.Amanda is pleased to join the Ottawa Sport Council and is excited to share her marketing and communications passion to help promote and the council, its objectives, and its members.
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- Director: Julien LeBlanc
- Julien LeBlanc is the President of Blueprint Management Consultants North America. Blueprint is a consulting firm specializing in strategy, leadership, and sales training with an impressive list of global clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Julien is also the co-founder of hearingaidrentals.ca, and a special advisor for hockeyshot.com. Hockeyshot was recently ranked #2 in the retail category of Profit Magazine’s 2013 issue of the Top 500 fastest growing companies in Canada.Prior to joining Blueprint, Julien spent 15 incredible years travelling the world with companies such as McCain Foods, Pepsi QTG (Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade) and Reliance.Julien is an engaging and collaborative leader who is continuously looking for innovative ways to inspire people and organizations to realize their full potential.Sports have always played a significant role in Julien’s life. You can still find him at the hockey rinks, tennis courts, golf courses or running along the Rideau Canal as he trains for his next marathon. A few of his proudest sports moments include; coaching internationally ranked junior players as a tennis pro in Boca Raton, Florida; hosting the 1992 National Junior Tennis Championship as the Director of the Moncton Tennis Club; and winning the New Brunswick Junior Tennis Provincial Championship.Julien lives in Ottawa with his wife and best friend Bridget. They are the proud parents of Naomi (5 years old) and Rowyn (2 years old)….and now you’ll find Julien cheering his children from the sidelines as they begin to achieve their sports dreams! Connect with Julien on LinkedIn
- Director: Mathieu Fleury
- Mathieu has a diverse background in physical activity and health. For 10 years, he worked for the City of Ottawa in Recreation and Culture serving the public as a lifeguard supervisor, advanced swimming instructor, and as well as camp and aquatic program coordinator.In addition to front-line experience at the local level, he was an intern for the Minister of State (Sport) where he was involved in both sports policy and Canada’s position in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games project. Mathieu’s involvement growing up with Sandy Hill Minor Hockey Association, le Patro d’Ottawa, and other local community centres, and working for Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp, has fuelled his passion for working with youth and children. Mathieu also volunteers for a variety of national sports organizations including the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada Women’s National Baseball Team, Volleyball Canada and Diving Canada.Following his studies, Mathieu decided he wanted to be more involved with his community and decided to take the plunge into municipal politics. In 2010, he became one of the youngest councillor on the City of Ottawa Council at the age of 25. Since arriving at City Hall, Mathieu has worked to improve and beautify the nation’s capital and the Rideau-Vanier Ward, which includes Lowertown (the ByWard Market), Sandy Hill (home to the University of Ottawa), and Vanier. Connect with Mathieu on LinkedIn
- Executive Director: Marcia Morris
- Marcia joins the Ottawa Sport Council in the position of Executive Director. In this role, Marcia is responsible for effective management and growth.Prior to this appointment, Marcia was the Executive Director of the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association where she was responsible for the effective management and growth of one of the largest Ultimate leagues in the world.From 2005-2007, Marcia worked as the General Manager of the Ottawa Site for the FIFA U20 World Cup Canada 2007. In Ottawa, the tournament generated over $8M in economic impact and resulted in sell out crowds. Beyond economics, the tournament left a meaningful legacy in Ottawa including strong social support for the construction of SOS children’s villages in Africa, ticket support for local less-advantaged youth, and a volunteer recruitment campaign which engaged over 400 participants from 52 different birth countries.Marcia holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from Queens University in Kingston Ontario. Upon graduating from Engineering, Marcia moved to Ottawa with IBM Canada where she worked in technical support, sales and marketing for 16 years. During that time, Marcia had the opportunity to live and work in both Wales, United Kingdom and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. While in Kuala Lumpur, Marcia worked with the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the fields of sponsorship and marketing.On a personal front, Marcia is an avid runner, rower, swimmer and cyclist. Marcia’s other passion is travelling and hiking with her family and has successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro and Mt Washington, and hiked throughout England, Wales and the Canadian Rockies. Connect with Marcia on LinkedIn