Featuring Marilyn Chidlow
In this month’s alumni podcast, Debbi Wilkes welcomes former Skate Canada President, Marilyn Chidlow. Marilyn is an Alberta native who has been involved in every level of skating volunteering including the local club level, the National Board level as the Skate Canada President from 2000 to 2006, and attending the Olympic Winter Games. Marilyn not only remembers her first steps on the ice but also some of her greatest challenges and successes as leader of Skate Canada.
In this episode, Marilyn continues to shine with the leadership and diplomacy which highlighted her Presidency of Skate Canada during some of the most memorable moments in skating history. Her thoughtful, sensitive and positive attitude was a great role model for the organization and for the volunteers.
In Honour of an Exceptional Volunteer: Bill Boland
On August 26th, with the passing of western Ontario’s Bill Boland, skating lost a great friend and fan of the sport. From club volunteer in London, Ontario to Skate Canada’s Board of Directors, Bill’s influence and guidance helped steer the organization with vision, fairness, and common sense. We have highlighted below, Bill’s enormous contributions. We dedicate this month’s blog to Bill and his legacy.