Our Co-chairs have a variety of experiences when it comes to organizing, hosting tournaments and participating in their respective sports. Below is a brief history of their individual involvement and accomplishments.
– Coach Saint John High, Saint John Track Club and University of New Brunswick – Chair of numerous Provincial, Atlantic, National and International Meets and Championships – Sport New Brunswick Coach of the Year – Saint John Community Foundation Award , for contributions to the sporting community of Saint John – Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance Award for Sport Event Volunteer – Chair of the Board for Athletics Canada – YMCA Red Triangle Award Recipient – Lead for development of Irving Oil Fieldhouse – President of the Board Irving Oil Fieldhouse – Co-Founder & Co-Chair East Coast Games – Recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from University of New Brunswick – Saint John Keith Raynes
– Over 30 years coaching volleyball, at the High School, Club, Senior and University levels – 3 time Coach of the Year ACAA – Former Vice President of Volleyball New Brunswick – Volunteer of the Year for Volleyball New Brunswick – Co- Chair of National Senior Volleyball Championships and CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship. – Organizer of Provincial and Atlantic Championship events – Member of organizing committee for Hockey Canada’s International Coaching Conference and also the National Midget Hockey Championship Telus Cup. – Volunteer Service Award -City of Saint John – Co- Founder & Co-Chair East Coast Games Dave McPherson
– Outstanding rugby player at the high school, university and club levels and a decorated coach, at the high school (Saint John High) and Senior Rugby Club ( Saint John Trojans) Levels. – Lead organizer of many Provincial and Atlantic Championships, as well as Eastern Canadian and International matches. – Coach at the Canada Games – Rugby Canada Distinguished Service Award Recipient – Inducted to the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame twice. – Sports Director for Rugby East Coast Games – Rugby Sports Ambassador with Gilbert Canada – Co-Chair East Coast Games
– Founder of KV Girls Softball Association ( grew from 80 players to over 400 in 8 years). – Past President of KVGSA – Successfully launched Softball Canada’s Learn to Play Program – Softball New Brunswick Coach of the Year Award ( twice) – Softball New Brunswick Volunteer of the Year Award – Sport New Brunswick- Spirit of Sport Award – Director of Softball East Coast Games – Co-Chair East Coast Games
– Past member Softball N.B. Board of Directors – Tournament Chair Softball N.B. Provincial Championships – Past VP Softball N.B. – 2 time Softball N.B. Coach of the Year – Co-Chair U18 Ladies Fast -Pitch Canadian Championships – Charlie O’Brien Award Recipient – Best exemplifying commitment to Softball N.B. – Softball N.B.Lifetime Volunteer Award – Softball Director East Coast Games – Co-Chair East Coast Games
– Current UltimateNB Vice President – Former President of Saint John Ultimate – Organized multiple Ultimate tournaments to host athletes from across the Maritimes – Former Ultimate Canada Atlantic Region CUC Coordinator – An active Ultimate player since 2010 – Nationally recognized for his efforts to grow Ultimate in New Brunswick http://ucm.canadianultimate.com/secure/2020/09/30/spotlight-series-nathan-wiggins/