From press release
Les Pereira has been elected president of Triathlon Canada’s Board of Directors. Pereira comes into the role with plenty of experience, having served as the president of Triathlon B.C. from 2008 – 2013 and as a Triathlon Canada board member at large since 2013. He has also been involved as a volunteer at all levels of the sport.
“Les Pereira is committed to excellence at the elite level, but also understands the importance of forging relationships with the provinces, clubs and members in all race categories across the country,” said Tim Wilson, CEO of Triathlon Canada. “Les is a triathlete himself. He understands what our athletes need to achieve excellence, but also has a keen understanding on what it will take to grow our participation numbers, and ultimately develop the nation’s next Olympic and Paralympic champion.”
Pereira looks forward to his new role. “Triathlon has a strong history and deep-rooted community across Canada, and I’m proud to carry the torch in our organization’s continued quest to create opportunities for Canadian athletes to excel on the world stage,” he said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the staff and a board of experienced professionals that is national in scope and representation. Their experience, strength and diversity of our Board will ensure a continued focus on athlete excellence and renewed growth and development of our sport nationally. We have a challenging time ahead of us, but with a talented and dedicated staff we have the people to do the job.”
As president, Pereira will lead a group of five board members including athlete representative Brent McMahon. Steve Harrigan, interim president, will now serve as the board’s treasurer.