Don Sharpe named Assistant Chef de Mission for 2015 Games

DON SHARPE HAS been named Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
DON SHARPE HAS been named Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.
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The BC Games Society is pleased to announce that Diane St-Denis has been appointed as the Chef de Mission and Don Sharpe as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team BC for the Wood Buffalo 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.

“Diane St-Denis and Don Sharpe are both highly qualified for their newly appointed roles in Team BC, and we are fortunate to have their leadership,” said Coralee Oakes, B.C. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  “I am fully confident that they will help Team BC athletes to achieve their best and realize their potential at the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games.”

Sharpe is the Director of Operations and Marketing for Mount Washington Alpine Resort in Courtenay and he brings his extensive experience managing a large staff and multiple operations.

Sharpe had a lead role directing the activities for hosting over 200 Olympic athletes prior to the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics. As a co-founder of the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society he has spearheaded initiatives to support emerging high-performance athletes.

“I am very excited to join Team BC on its journey to the Western Canada Summer Games,” said Sharpe.  “I have a passion for sport and its impact on youth and our communities.  I am looking forward to assisting in getting outstanding results and in putting together a great team."


About Team BC

Every four years a team of athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff are assembled to represent British Columbia at Canada's premiere multi-sport events - the Canada Winter Games, the Canada Summer Games and the Western Canada Summer Games. Representing the best in BC, they are known as Team BC. For more information visit TEAMBC.ORG.



About the Western Canada Summer Games

The Western Canada Summer Games take place every four years with participation from the four western provinces in Canada. The Wood Buffalo 2015 Western Canada Summer Games will take place August 7-16, with approximately 2,300 athletes, coaches, managers, and officials in 18 sports.



– BC Games Society



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