Suzanne Hurding

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Kathleen MacEwen

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Chris Reid - Chair

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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Scott Elliott

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Richard Froner

I think it's important to give back to the sport that has given me so much, and hopefully, this could be another avenue to do this. I have been racing, coaching, managing and volunteering in the sport for over 40 years, and my passion for it has never been greater. 

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I think it’s important to give back to the sport that has given me so much, and hopefully, this could be another avenue to do this. I have been racing, coaching, managing and volunteering in the sport for over 40 years, and my passion for it has never been greater. My love for cycling began while watching my father race back in the early 1970’s. I began my racing ‘career’ in 1979 in the cadet (U17) rank in Ontario. From 1983 – 1995 I raced at the top level of the sport in North America on the road and track, including a short stint on the National Team in 1989. In my private life, I have run my own business for over 25 years, as well as holding a seat on the Committee of Adjustment in Toronto East (Scarborough) from 2004 to 2010. I believe my experience in the sport as well as in private life will be of benefit on the Board of Directors. My goal is to bring a “racing forward” attitude to the board, and to help shape policy that will encourage more inclusive racing, from the beginner to High Performance, and a return to a full calendar of racing events in the near future.

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Grahame Rivers

Grahame Rivers is an advocate for safer roads and greater participation in cycling. He has
a strong family history in cycling, his father is an OCA commissaire, his wife is an elite
mountain bike racer, his children are all on bikes and Grahame has competed in European
UCI races and held multiple masters provincial championship titles.

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Grahame Rivers is an advocate for safer roads and greater participation in cycling. He has
a strong family history in cycling, his father is an OCA commissaire, his wife is an elite
mountain bike racer, his children are all on bikes and Grahame has competed in European
UCI races and held multiple masters provincial championship titles.

Professionally, Grahame has worked at the highest levels of government and is an expert in
digital communications. He would like to use these skills to help the OCA better listen to
and communicate with its members.

Grahame is driven to provide more opportunities for racing and riding. Living in Ottawa,
Grahame is also focused on ways to increase regional participation.

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Nicole Visschedyk

Nicole Visschedyk is a recovering journalist who currently works for the Ontario government
where she is focused on developing risk frameworks for the Treasury Board Secretariat.
She has been staff at four different newspapers and filed for more than 15.

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Nicole Visschedyk is a recovering journalist who currently works for the Ontario government
where she is focused on developing risk frameworks for the Treasury Board Secretariat.
She has been staff at four different newspapers and filed for more than 15.

In government, she has led the development of several provincial boards, including the
Minister’s Digital and Data Task Force and the Condominium Authority of Ontario’s board of
directors. She has expertise in board governance and organizational design.

Prior to the provincial government, Nicole was a legislative aid on parliament hill for the
National Finance Chair, Senate.

In a volunteer context she has sat on several boards including her local chapter of the
Alzheimer’s Society Board.

Nicole has always loved bikes and has raced in several types of bike races in Ontario,
including cyclocross, road, mountain bike and this year downhill.

She has also been a long time volunteer in the Toronto cycling scene and has helped with
multiple races and sat on the board for the Dark Horse Flyers. She is a volunteer coach with
Midweek’s cyclocross race series. Nicole has raced for Bateman’s Bike Co for the past five
years. She has been involved in safety advocacy in her home, Toronto and developed a
program to identify high risk zones in the city.

Nicole believes that cycling is for everyone and that the support for elite athletes is crucial
to the success and growth of the sport in Ontario. She believes organizations are strongest
when they embrace diversity and transparency. She believes that cycling has the power to
build community and that Ontario has incredible athletic potential.
Nicole is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Ontario and grew up within a
traditional Métis family.

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