BC Soccer Has Received Candidate Submissions for 2017 BC Soccer Board of Director Positions

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by BC Soccer

Dear BC Soccer Members,

The following incumbent(s) have indicated they will be seeking election/re-election at the 2017 BC Soccer Annual General Meeting:

1st Vice President        Aiman El-Ramly

VP, Adult                     Rob Brown

Director                       Ron Brar

Director                       John Charlton

Director                       Colin Hardwick

Director                       Ralph Luongo

Director                       Justus Mirembe

Director                       Don Moslin

Director                       Leanna Napolitano

There is anticipated to be seven (7) positions open for election including First Vice President, the Vice President Adult, and five (5) directors shall be elected for 2 year director terms.  

The elections process will commence with that of the 1st Vice President and proceed through the Executive to that of Directors.  While the normal term of office is two years, the outcome of some elections may dictate a one-year term of office.  Candidates who are not successful in their challenge for a specific position may challenge for another position as it becomes open for election.

Consistent with past practice, an individual may be nominated directly from the floor at the Annual General Meeting which is to be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC. While this may be done, the membership has indicated a strong preference for candidates to declare their interest well in advance of the AGM. 

Following this process allows the membership to give greater consideration to each candidate.

As you know, there are a variety of positions on the BC Soccer Board of Directors up for election at the 2017 AGM.  BC Soccer has compiled the following candidates' applications that have been received to date for you to compare the various candidates' qualifications, experience and visions for BC Soccer.

2017 Candidates for the Board of Directors

As a democratic organization, we believe that it is important for you, the membership, to be able to exercise an informed vote.  The candidates' information is provided to you to further that goal.  Please take the time to review the candidates' information, distribute it and discuss it as necessary within your networks to best inform your vote.  If you wish to contact candidates in advance of the AGM, you are of course welcome to do so.  

Important note: in addition to the All-Candidates Meeting that will take place as part of the AGM, BC Soccer will be hosting an All-Candidates at the BC Soccer office on May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm where you can pose further questions to the candidates.

For any questions on the election process or the candidates, please contact Carlos Grosso, Nominations Committee Chair:


Lori D’Andrea, Staff Liaison
604.299.6401 ext. 2352

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BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.