Technical Committee

The current members of the CBTF Technical Committee are:

Technical Chair Dana Peteleski, MB
Past Technical Chair Jeff Johnson, ON
WBTF Technical Committee Representative Maureen Johnson, SK
WBTF Judges Committee Representative Ron Kopas, ON
Judges Representative Jenna Jemieff, AB
Coaches Representative Maureen Johnson, SK
Athletes Representative Shawna Spencer, ON
Group Events Representative Leisha Strachan, MB 
Skills Development Program Representative Sara Thibeault, SK
Sanction Officer Sue Mepham, ON
BC Technical Chair Tracy Eyssens, BC
Alberta Technical Chair Jenna Jemieff, AB
Saskatchewan Technical Chair Elan Paluck, SK
Manitoba Technical Chair Sara Sabeski, MB
Ontario Technical Chair Deardra Leslie, ON
Quebec Technical Chair Lisa Pitre, QC
New Brunswick Technical Chair Brenda Arsenault-LeBlanc, NB
Nova Scotia Technical Chair Vacant


CBTF Technical Committee members are elected to their positions for two-year terms. [Note: Provincial representatives to these bodies are elected according to each province's own by-laws.]

The CBTF recently adopted an alternating election system. Under this new system, some positions will be elected in even-numbered years and other positions will be elected in odd-numbered year.

At the 2009 election, and in the odd-numbered years following, the Technical Committee positions open for election will be:

  • Judges Representative
  • Coaches Representative
  • Athletes Representative
  • Group Representative
  • Skills Development Program Representative
  • Sanction Officer

At the 2010 election, and in the even-numbered years following, the Technical Committee position open for election will be:

  • Technical Chair


The position of Athletes' Representative on the CBTF Technical Committee and Board of Directors is scheduled for election this year.

At the 2018 Fall Conference, the CBTF Board of Directors agreed to a new procedure for the election of the Athletes' Representative and this procedure will be in effect for the 2019-21 term.

Under the new procedure, the Provincial Athletes' Representatives will form a new body: the Athlete's Commission. The Athletes' Comission, at their first meeting of the season, will select one of their own members to be the Athletes' Representative to the Board of Directors and the Technical Committee.

The Board will choose the date of the first Athletes' Commission meeting of the season, but it is expected to be sometime in November 2019 so as to give each of the provinces ample opportunity to fill their own Athletes' Representative position for the season.

As a result of this change, the term for the CBTF Athletes' will be changed to run from the Fall 2019 Athletes' Commission meeting to the Fall 2021 Athletes' Commission meeting.

The requirements for the CBTF Athlete's Representative remain unchanged. They must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be registered as a competing athlete in the year of nomination
  • Have participated in the Canadian Winner/Championship (either as an individual or group member) for one year or more

Nominations for positions on the CBTF Executive and Technical Committee are now being accepted. Both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members (nominees, if successful, must upgrade to a Full Membership or equivalent).

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee is August 15, 2020 (refer to the Nomination Form for email addresses). Elections will be held at the CBTF Annual General Meeting, during the online Fall Conference.

Please refer to the attached form for further details about the nomination process. This form should be used to nominate someone for any of the following positions:

  • 1st Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Technical Chair

These three Executive positions are for a 2-year term, September 2020 - September 2022.

Before submitting a nomination, please contact the potential nominee and obtain their consent to allow their name to stand for nomination. Include a copy of this consent when submitting the Nomination Form.