Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

Marie Lopes Coordinator of Decolonization, Arts & Culture

Parks Vancouver Board

Franklin Alexcee Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

Steve Kellock Director of Recreation

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Jordan Petrovics Manager of Recreation Services

Town of Golden

Kerri Van Eaton City of Surrey

Heather Nivison Athletics Director

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club

I am currently working as the Athletics Director at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club. I have a Human Kinetics Diploma from the College of the Rockies and a Bachelor of Recreation Management from Langara College. I am also a BCRPA certified personal trainer and supervisor of fitness leaders. My experience in the recreation industry started with a fitness focus. I worked as a weight room attendant, fitness coordinator, and personal trainer in various corporate fitness locations and also in the private club industry before moving into a sports management role at Vancouver Lawn where my experience expanded to include aquatics, racquet sports and various large sport-related events.

Chris Siddaway (Chairperson) Coordinator – Plans, Policies and Community

City of Coquitlam

Current employment:
 Recreation Programmer II at North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission.  I oversee all fitness, sports and youth programming including a youth centre for the Lonsdale corridor in 3 facilities.
Professional and Academic Credentials
Relevant education includes, Diploma in Recreation Leadership (Langara); Masters of Arts in Leadership (Royal Roads University)
A brief overview of professional experience in recreation and focus within the industry
I’ve worked in the field of recreation for the past 20 years both in Municipal and private recreation.  I’ve held a variety of roles including program leader, Personal Training Coordinator, Recreation Programmer II, Recreation Facility Clerk Supervisor, Program Coordinator Assistant, and have had experience in all program areas including health and fitness, sport, youth centre programming, childminding, parent participation and family programming, facility rentals