Squash BC would like to congratulate Bruce Matthews for his successful election as Squash BC’s new President. On June 24, 2023 at the Annual General Meeting, Bruce was elected to serve as President. Bruce is an incredibly active member in the Squash BC community, where he is a Masters player, has participated in numerous local and provincial tournaments throughout the years, and has been on our Board of Directors since 2017. As a Director-at-Large on Squash BC’s Board, he has brought significant governance and business experience to our organization. We look forward to working with Bruce as he takes on his new position.
“I think of all the important things that the Squash BC does to enable the game for both players and facilities in British Columbia. From tournament organizing, building coaching and refereeing programs, maintaining player ratings and rankings, supporting Junior programs, securing grants and enabling fundraising opportunities, and so much more,” said Bruce Matthews. “As President this coming year, I look forward to supporting the Squash BC team to continue to build on these capabilities to support our great community and game.”
“I, along with the rest of the Squash BC team, could not be more excited to have Bruce Matthews move into the President role for the season ahead,” shared Squash BC Executive Director Colin Latchford. “Bruce has been an incredibly valuable resource and mentor for me since I joined the organization. As our organization continues with our growth trajectory, I couldn’t imagine a better person to have at the forefront of our Board.”
Squash BC would like to thank Natasha Doucas for her many years serving as a Director and President of the Board and we welcome her in her new position as Past President. “After serving on the Board for seven years with the last five as President, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a leader within the organization, to listen to the community, and to promote participation in play, coaching, and officiating,” said Squash BC Past President, Natasha Doucas. “During these past years, I have experienced many changes, including new initiatives, revised programs, and restructured staffing models. We emerged from the pandemic with strong and growing participation rates, exceptional performance levels, particularly among the juniors, and outstanding fundraising results for the continued growth of the sport. I am very excited about the future of squash in BC. In my life, this sport has made a profound impact on me and I hope that my contributions represent my passion for the game and its community.”