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2017 Annual General Meeting

Date: Friday, August 4 2017
Time: 9:00am EDT
Location and address: Perth Crystal Palace (on Colborne Street)
Perth, ON

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc).

2017 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available)

Other documents of interest:

2017 AGM information Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC  Brian May or John Rance
Yukon  Sabine Schweiger
Alberta  Kitty Jones
Manitoba  Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario  Steve Buchko
Quebec  Isabelle Robert
New Brunswick  Lori Heron
Nova Scotia  Pam James

NOMINATIONS

The position of Treasurer (2 year term), and 3 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election. Nominations received:

Treasurer:
Member at large: Bruce Rennie
Member at large: Stan Woods
Member at large: Cheryl Smith

NEW BUSINESS

Deadline to submit items for New Business is Friday 21st July 2017

2016 Annual General Meeting

Friday July 29, 2016
7:00 pm
Day Lodge (2nd Floor, Banquet Room)
Canmore Nordic Centre
1988 Olympic Way
Canmore, AB

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc).

2016 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available)

Other documents of interest:

2016 AGM information Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC  John Rance
Yukon  Afan Jones
Alberta  Kitty Jones
Manitoba  Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario  Ian Sidders
Quebec  John Charlow
New Brunswick  Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia

NOMINATIONS

The position of President (2 year term), and 2 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election. Nominations received:

President: Anne Teutsch, nominated by the Ontario Orienteering Association and seconded by Orienteering Quebec
Member at large: Don Riddle, nominated by the Alberta Orienteering Association and seconded by the Manitoba Orienteering Association
Member at large: Jim Blanchard, nominated by the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia and seconded by Orienteering New Brunswick

NEW BUSINESS

Deadline to submit items for New Business was Friday 15th July 2016.

2015 Annual General Meeting

Saturday 22nd August, 2015 4:00 pm Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert, NS The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). 2015 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available) Other documents of interest:

2015 AGM information Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC  Robyn Rennie
Yukon  Sabine Schweiger
Alberta  Kitty Jones
Manitoba  Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario  Ian Sidders
Quebec  Caroline Phillips
New Brunswick  Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia  Ashley Harding

NOMINATIONS

Dave Graupner for Treasurer – nominated by Manitoba and seconded by Ontario
Bruce Rennie for member-at-large – nominated by BC and seconded by Alberta
Stan Woods for member-at-large – nominated by BC and seconded by Alberta
Cheryl Smith for member-at-large – nominated by NS and seconded by NB

NEW BUSINESS

none

2014 Annual General Meeting

Friday 1st August, 2014
4:00 pm PDT
Millennium Place, Whistler Village, 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler British Columbia

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc).

2014 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available)

Other documents of interest:

2014 AGM information

Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC John Rance
Yukon Ross Burnett
Alberta Kim Kasperski
Manitoba Sheldon Friesen
Ontario Mike Waddington
Quebec Bill Anderson
New Brunswick Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia Ashley Harding

NOMINATIONS
The position of President (2 year term), and 2 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election. Nominations received:

President: Anne Teutsch, nominated by Orientering Quebec and seconded by the Ontario Orienteering Association

Member at large: Don Riddle, nominated by the Alberta Orienteering Association and seconded by the Orienteering Association of BC

Member at large: Jim Blanchard, nominated by the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia and seconded by Orienteering New Brunswick

NEW BUSINESS

1) Special Resolution to transition to the new NFP Act

2) Budgets

2013 Annual General Meeting

Friday Oct 11, 2013
8:00 pm
Rooms W112/113 in the David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC) at McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc).

2013 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available)

Other documents of interest:

2012 AGM information

Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC  Marg Ellis
Yukon  Forest Pearson
Alberta  Kim Kasperski
Manitoba  Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario  Michael Johnston
Quebec  Caroline Phillips
New Brunswick  Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia  Pam James

NOMINATIONS
The position of Treasurer (2 year term), and 2 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election. Nominations received:

Dave Graupner for Treasurer – nominated by MOA and seconded by OABC
Bruce Rennie for Member at large – nominated be OABC and seconded by YOA
Forest Pearson for Member at large – nominated by YOA and seconded by AOA

NEW BUSINESS

1) motion to accept by-law amendments

2) proposal regarding team selection

  • submission
  • The Orienteering Canada Board of Directors does not support this proposal. The response from the Board explaining why they do not support this proposal is here.

2012 Annual General Meeting

Thursday August 16
5:30 pm
Rossdale Community Hall (Little Flower School)
10135 – 96 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

2012 AGM documents:

Other documents of interest:

2011 AGM information

Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC  John Rance
Yukon  Forest Pearson
Alberta  Don Riddle or Kitty Jones
Manitoba  Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario  Ian Sidders
Quebec  Randy Kemp
New Brunswick  Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia  Pam James

NOMINATIONS
The position of President (2 year term), and 3 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion 1:
Motion to change the COF’s name to Orienteering Canada / Course d’orientation Canada
Be it enacted and it is hereby enacted as a special resolution of Canadian Orienteering Federation (herein called “the corporation”) that:
1. Subject to confirmation by Supplementary Letters Patent, the name of the corporation is hereby changed to Orienteering Canada / Course d’orientation Canada.
2. The Corporation be and is hereby authorized to make application to the Minister of Industry for the issue of Supplementary Letters Patent confirming this special resolution insofar as it relates to changing the name of the corporation to Orienteering Canada / Course d’orientation Canada.
3. The directors and officers are hereby authorized and directed to do, sign and execute all things, deeds and documents necessary or desirable for the due carrying out of the foregoing.

2011 Annual General Meeting

Friday July 22
10:00 am – noon
Yukon College
500 College Drive
Whitehorse, Yukon
Room: Rm A2206 in the Academic wing. Parking in the Student Parking Lot and follow the signs.

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

2011 AGM documents:

Other documents of interest:

  • COF Strategic plan (approved Jan 27, 2011)
  • *2014 Canadian Orienteering Championships bid form (word/pdf)
  • *2014 North Orienteering Championships bid form (word/pdf)

2010 AGM information

Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC John Rance
Yukon Bruce McLean
Alberta Don Riddle
Saskatchewan
Manitoba Thomas Graupner
Ontario Ian Sidders
Quebec Randy Kemp
New Brunswick Steve Heron
Nova Scotia Dick James

NOMINATIONS
The position of President (1 year term), treasurer (2 year term) and 2 members at large of the Board (both 2 year terms) will be up for election.

  • Dave Graupner has been nominated for the position of Treasurer

* EVENT BIDS
Event bids (Canadian Championships and North American Championships) have habitually been received and voted on at the AGM, but our by-laws do not require that event bids be voted on by the general membership at the AGM. The COF Board of Directors is soliciting bids for the 2014 Canadian Orienteering Championships and the 2014 North American Orienteering Championships. We would like interested associations to submit their bid document by July 31, 2011 and the COF Board of Directors will consider all bids and make the decisions shortly after.

NEW BUSINESS
Item 1.
Submitted by the COF Board of Directors
Motion to change the headquarters of the COF from Dorval, Quebec to Calgary, Alberta.

Item 2.
Submitted by the Ontario Orienteering Association
The OOA asks that the standard liability coverage in COF’s orienteering insurance policy be increased from $2M per occurrence to $5M per occurrence to accommodate the trend in landowner requests for higher coverage and the different insurance needs of navigation activities such as mountain bike orienteering.

Other new business items to be submitted to the COF, by July 8, 2011. They will be posted here.

2010 Annual General Meeting

Friday August 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Carleton University
Room: Commons 214. In the Residence Commons Building
(the building is coded CO on this map)
Ottawa, Ontario

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

2010 AGM documents:

In 2010 we had a review of the financial statements from the previous 3 years. Here are those reports:

The 2009 AGM information is here.

Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BC John Rance
Yukon Brent Langbakk
Alberta Don Riddle
Saskatchewan
Manitoba Jennifer Hamilton
Ontario Ilona Dobos
Quebec Michael MacConaill
New Brunswick Harold McQuade
Nova Scotia Tony Wheeler

NOMINATIONS
The position of President and 3 members at large of the Board will be up for election. Charlotte MacNaughton has reached the term limit for President.
No nominations have been received to date.

EVENT BIDS
At the 2010 AGM, we will be accepting bids for the 2012 Canadian ski-orienteering championships and the 2013 Canadian Orienteering Championships. Alberta has submitted a bid for the 2013 COCs as they were awarded the 2012 COCs, but agreed to defer their bid after the Ontario association indicated that they wanted to host in 2012.

MOTIONS
Motion 1
Moved by the COF Board of Directors
That the COF Constitution and by-laws be amended as presented.

Motion 2
Moved by Stig Skarborn and seconded by Heath Johnson
That the COF create a $5,000 “Team Leaders subsidy Assistance” package to offset Team Leader travel expenses for assisting the Canadian junior team at international events.  The travel expenses that would be considered eligible for the program are: air fare and accommodations.  The amount of individual funding support will be based on the actual and eligible amount of the travel expenses.  The total amount of the financial assistance may not exceed $5,000.
The Team Leaders must be approved by the COF and only the qualified “Team Leaders” would be eligible for the assistance.  The funding for the program would be supported from the collection of dues from the provincial and territorial clubs.

2009 Annual General Meeting

Friday August 28
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Carberry School
230 Main Street
Carberry, Manitoba

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

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2008 Annual General Meeting

Saturday August 23
3:00 – 4:45 pm
Alma Activity Center

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of the COF (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc). All are welcome.

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