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Luc Landriault steps down as President of Triathlon Canada

From press release: www.triathloncanada.com

150204_Triathlon-Canada-logoTriathlon Canada’s Board of Directors announced Thursday, Janury 7th that Luc Landriault is stepping down as President to spend more time focusing on his accounting firm, which has seen significant growth recently.

Landriault was elected as President in 2013, but has served on the Board for nearly 10 years in various positions. He has played a major role in shaping triathlon in Canada, specifically helping to forge international, national and provincial relationships for the Board. He served on many other boards in the triathlon community as well, all of which he will step down from. These include the Multi-Sport Committee of the International Triathlon Union, Confederation of America’s Triathlon, Association of Commonwealth Triathlon, Association of French Speaking Countries of the International Triathlon Union, and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

“Fortunately the workload has been steadily increasing with my accounting business, but that means I just don’t have the time required to commit fully to this position so I have to face reality – I just can’t do it all anymore. It is bittersweet because I absolutely love my sport,” said Landriault. “I am very proud of the work we did as a Board and staff to implement a new direction for the organization – one focused on creating a nationwide strategy to grow our membership and brand while improving our marketing reach, while ultimately helping to develop the next generation of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic champions”.

Landriault says he trusts the current members of the Board to reach these goals. “We have made great strides in this area. It is sad for me to leave at this time because, while we are on the right track, there is lots of work still to be done and I won’t be a part of seeing the finish line. That said, I know the team we have in place will get us there.”

Triathlon Canada’s current Treasurer of the Board, Steve Harrigan, will step in to serve as the interim President until the Board of Directors holds an election at its next meeting, January 30, in Victoria, BC.