Michael Longfield

Michael got into cycling later in life, signing up for a multi-day charity ride on a whim. He returned home enamoured with the speed and freedom, and started riding competitively. Ten years (and many bikes) later, he is serving his second term as President of Midweek Cycling Club, after previously serving a term as Secretary.

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Michael got into cycling later in life, signing up for a multi-day charity ride on a whim. He returned home enamoured with the speed and freedom, and started riding competitively. Ten years (and many bikes) later, he is serving his second term as President of Midweek Cycling Club, after previously serving a term as Secretary. Midweek is a non-profit, volunteer run club hosting weekly race and learn-to-race programming. Working with the board, Michael has helped Midweek grow and share its commitment to fostering competitive cycling. He understands that while passion is paramount, good governance and processes are crucial for execution. (On a personal level, one day he hopes to accrue enough points to upgrade out of Master 3.)

A strong proponent of LTAD, he believes that competition teaches motivation: to achieve goals and overcome challenges; to instil determination and discipline; to learn that hard work leads to a greater chance of success. Most of all, he believes it should be fun.

In his professional career, Michael has been a Manager with the Toronto International Film Festival and TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. He is currently working at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

 

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Malcolm Eade

Malcolm Eade is President and CEO of Salus Global Corporation, a world leader in the development and implementation of patient safety programs for healthcare. Among the health care industry’s leading visionaries, Malcolm has spent more than twenty years dedicated to building high performance teams that have achieved superior results.

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Malcolm Eade is President and CEO of Salus Global Corporation, a world leader in the development and implementation of patient safety programs for healthcare. Among the health care industry’s leading visionaries, Malcolm has spent more than twenty years dedicated to building high performance teams that have achieved superior results. His previous endeavours include a sixteen year career with Johnson & Johnson where his last role was Vice President and General Manager.

He has also held senior executive positions with The Canadian Medical Association and Allergan CanadaMalcolm is a certified Introduction to Competition level coach, and his passion for cycling was evident as he was the team manager of Canada’s only Women’s UCI Trade Team from 2010-2012, Juvederm-Specialized. For the past decade he has worked closely with Ontario’s best young athletes to mentor them at the annual OCA Spring Endurance Camp in Rocky Bottom, South Carolina.

He is an active member of the cycling community as he regularly rides with OCA sanctioned clubs, London Centennial Wheelers and the St Catharine’s Cycling Club. You might even see Mal at the Forest City Velodrome when he needs a thrill for the boards.Currently in his position as VP, Finance and Administration he has been the lead in the annual audit and ensuring that good financial processes are followed. As acting VP of High Performance he is set the task of reviewing OCA selection criteria, camps and projects, LTAD initiatives and program guidelines.Malcolm holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from McMaster University.

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Mark Gilligan, Chair

Mark Gilligan is an experienced visual marketing & branding expert, with close ties to Ontario’s cycling community.Mark’s involvement with cycling and the racing scene in Ontario began in the early 90’s. It was through the sport that Mark learned the value of goal setting and what it takes to achieve results.

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Mark Gilligan is an experienced visual marketing & branding expert, with close ties to Ontario’s cycling community.Mark’s involvement with cycling and the racing scene in Ontario began in the early 90’s. It was through the sport that Mark learned the value of goal setting and what it takes to achieve results. Consequently, 7 years ago he set up a road team with corporate sponsorship and clear objectives for everyone involved in the project.

Mark owns and operates a corporate photography business, where his strategic thought process and marketing experience helps clients manage their branding and marketing efforts successfully. His national and international clients rely on Mark’s ability to understand their immediate needs while achieving their main marketing objectives, and aligning with company brand. Typical clients include politicians, CEO’s and other highly successful business executives – great contacts for any charitable organization.Over the past 5 years Mark served on the leadership team (including, most recently as President) of Corporate Exchange – a business development group of respected corporate professionals.

During this tenure, Mark managed budgetary responsibilities, and increased recruitment, while leading by consensus to achieve organizational growth and success. His energy and drive from sport is easily transferred into the business world.With the upcoming Pan Am games and recent success of Ontario cyclists on a national and international stage, there is a responsibility to ensure the programs continue to support and nurture our athletes. Mark combines business and sporting experience which will bring great value to the Ontario Cycling Association board.

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Enrico Traini

Enrico first got involved with cycling by racing through the mud of Ontario’s cross country courses when he was 16. Through his teenage years he raced mountain, downhill, dual slalom, and cross country before finally settling on road, and then later track, as his real focus.

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Enrico first got involved with cycling by racing through the mud of Ontario’s cross country courses when he was 16. Through his teenage years he raced mountain, downhill, dual slalom, and cross country before finally settling on road, and then later track, as his real focus.

In his early twenties he moved to BC to train with Pac-Sport, riding with some of Canada’s top international cyclists. He has raced all over the world as well as in some of the dimmest and dankest parts of Canada and the US. He now runs his own construction company, Peloton Contracting, that focusses on high end projects in Toronto.

Peloton takes the cohesive competitiveness as its core philosophy. Rico has his level two road and track coaching license and has assisted and sponsored Jet Fuel Cycling, the longest running professional team in the country, for the past several years. He continues to be deeply involved in Ontario’s cycling community, riding in fondos, sponsoring riding clubs, and intermittently threatening to return to racing.

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Chris Reid

Chris Reid is running for a position on the Ontario Cycling Association having spent the last four years as a Director at Large at Cycling Canada. While with Cycling Canada Chris worked to establish the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame and was its inaugural Chair.

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Chris Reid is running for a position on the Ontario Cycling Association having spent the last four years as a Director at Large at Cycling Canada. While with Cycling Canada Chris worked to establish the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame and was its inaugural Chair.

Chris has spent a lifetime in cycling, starting out as a kid racing Ontario Cup mountain bike and cyclocross events before branching out to road and track and continuing on in the sport as a volunteer. Racing took him out West for the better part of a decade before he moved back to Ottawa Ontario to work for the Federal Government. In his 8 years in government Chris has worked as a Senior Policy Analyst on files ranging from the energy sector, forestry, environmental governance and stakeholder engagement.

Having recently moved to Milton for his wife Jenny Trew’s job as the Women’s NextGen Endurance Track Coach, Chris is hoping to use his proximity to the OCA offices to be a voice for the Ottawa cycling community on the OCA board.

Chris has worked extensively in the Ottawa community to help grow cycling. He has been one of the driving forces behind the hugely successful Cyclery-4iiiis program, which has produced 6 national tittles, 4 Canada Games medals and graduated three riders to UCI Women’s Teams over the last 5 years. Additionally he has helped to coach the Ottawa Bicycle Club’s Youth Cyclocross program and organised the annual National Capital Cycling Celebration, an event that raises funds to support up and coming local area racers.

Chris has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University, writing a thesis that examined how host communities of Winter Olympics can better plan their infrastructure to have lasting legacy benefits for the host communities – a topic that is of extreme relevance to Ontario with the opening of the world class Mattamy Homes Velodrome.

Chris’ priorities for developing the sport of cycling within Ontario include: better integrating the National Capital Region with provincial programing, fostering opportunities for women road racers, and growing overall membership while creating mechanisms to recruit and expose youth to a variety of cycling disciplines.

 

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Kyle Douglas

Kyle is a passionate cyclist who is a strong supporter of goal driven leadership, who wishes to assist with developing policies and strategic plans that will empower the cycling community. Shaping the community requires committed goals that will guide the membership to success. Kyle currently manages and owns 3 Rox Racing, a cycling UCI Elite Mountain Bike team that focuses on developing and inspiring athletes to reach their full potential.

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Kyle is a passionate cyclist who is a strong supporter of goal driven leadership, who wishes to assist with developing policies and strategic plans that will empower the cycling community. Shaping the community requires committed goals that will guide the membership to success. Kyle currently manages and owns 3 Rox Racing, a cycling UCI Elite Mountain Bike team that focuses on developing and inspiring athletes to reach their full potential.

Along with his commitment to his mountain bike team, Kyle currently sits on the High Performance Committee for the Ontario Cycling Association, where he contributes to key programs for High Performance cyclists in Ontario. He has been a valuable member of that committee since 2009.Working as the Manager of Corporate Services for CRCS DKI, he directs and coordinates corporate programs within the company, while providing high level administrative, strategic planning and operational support.

He also assists senior management on matters such as human resource management, information technology and fleet services. His experiences also include sitting on the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, where he helps with serving the business members of the surrounding communities.

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Chantal Thompson

From a very young age, Chantal has shown an aptitude for sport. Following in her brother’s footsteps, she began a lifelong interest in cycling at 11 years old. Two years later, a competitive swimming career was born.

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From a very young age, Chantal has shown an aptitude for sport. Following in her brother’s footsteps, she began a lifelong interest in cycling at 11 years old. Two years later, a competitive swimming career was born. While studying for her honours degree in Psychology and Sociology at McMaster, not only was she on the varsity swim team, but she found that she was a natural at Triathalon by adding running to her roster of sports.

Chantal is a Provincial Commissaire in Road, Track and Cyclo-Cross and has worked National and International events including the 2015 Pan/Para PanAm games, 2017 Invictus Games and 2017 Track World Cup. In the fall of 2016, she received Ontario Cycling Association’s Contributor of the Year Award as recognition of her contribution to road and track cycling. When she isn’t helping organize races, she still loves to compete. Some of her notable wins include a few podiums in the OCA Crit Champs, qualifying for and racing the Ironman 70.3 World’s, and most recently winning the National Champion title in the Master Women’s Track Scratch Race for 2016.

Chantal started working at the Milton Velodrome when it first opened as a coach under the guidance of Steve Bauer, and has now succeeded him as the Head Coach in charge of programming. She is responsible for developing and implementing a full program of track cycling, ranging from introductory to more advanced training for participants of all ages. She is also pursuing her Level 3 (Competition Development) coaching certification.

Chantal is a strong proponent of the principles behind Long Term Athlete Development, and as a Director believes she can to continue her positive interaction with the OCA and its stakeholders. Her presence on the Board helps increase its diversity, and she plans to help collaborate to help achieve the OCA’s Strategic Plan (2020) of athlete development, participation, leader development, and governance.

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