On behalf of the Board of Ontario Sailing and our partner ROWONTARIO, I am happy to introduce Lisa Roddie as the new Manager, COAST Club Services Program. Lisa comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the Not for Profit Community. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Children’s Safety Village of Brantford. Before that, Lisa was a GM in the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford.

Lisa is a strong communicator and is results focused. She will be a great asset working with our Clubs and Schools in the COAST program. This dynamic program has the following goals:

  • Improve the quality and capacity of programs and services;
  • Increase participation opportunities in both rowing and sailing and establish further connections within communities;
  • Assist clubs in establishing partnership and resource sharing;
  • Increase membership and revenue of club programs.

Lisa will be available to those clubs that have signed onto the program and will be working with Stephanie McKenzie with the Get Out On The Water program.

Lisa will start on May 30th and will be working out of the Ontario Sailing office in Hamilton.

For those interested in more information on COAST, go to http://www.shellsandsails.ca/ and for the GOOTW program go to http://www.getoutonthewater.ca/