Arlene

Lehmann

TREASURER | CHAIRPERSON

Arlene has been involved with agility and the Agility Association of Canada since the late 90’s. While always running dogs, she has also been a volunteer for AAC doing membership for almost 10 years, active on the committee for the first Ontario Regionals,and the first Nationals held in Ontario, She has been judging since 2003, Team Manager for the 2006 IFCS trip to the Netherlands. and on the Management Committee for the IFCS team since 2014.  She has traveled several times with the team  to Europe(at my expense) The goal each year is to build the best team possible, and to give the team as much support as we can and to do it in the most economical way possible,.  We strive to make a team the Canadian agility community can be proud of! Looking forward to another exciting year..

LORI

PICHURSKI

WEBSITE | OTHER

Lori has been an AAC Member since 1992.  She was also an AAC Judge and CKC Judge. Lori was Team Manager/Captain for the CKC Team from initiation in  2002 to 2008.  Lori lives with 4 horses and 6 dogs.  She started running agility with Shetland Sheepdogs and now breeds Mudis (Mudi -Pronouned Moody) at Iszkiri Kennels in Calgary.  As a Volunteer,  Lori Pichurski devotes her time to the  AAC Team Management, offering advice, helping with Facebook and the Team Website.

krista

yao

FUNDRAISING | OTHER

Krista has been training and competing in agility since 2013. She homeschools her 2

BC's, Alibi and Jury, and is a regular fixture at local AAC trials. Krista supports her

agility addiction by practicing law. She is legal counsel for more than 15 non-profit

corporations across Canada and has an extensive background in corporate

governance, risk management and dispute resolution.  She will be writing updates for the AAC On Course.

Pamela 

Ford

TEAM MANAGER

Pamela has been competing in agility since 2003 with many different breeds.  She has earned several Agility Trial Champion of Canada (ATChC) titles and two Lifetime Achievement Awards of Excellence.  Pamela has spent 30 years in law enforcement and has vast experience in planning large scale events.  Pamela is an AAC competitor, judge and trial host and brings with her unwavering dedication to the team, the sport and the Agility Association of Canada.

heidi

stephenson

 ASSISTANT MANAGER

Heidi has been in the sport of agility since 2005 and an AAC member since 2009.  She lives in Parry Sound, Ontario where she shares her home with 3 Border Collies, an Australian Shepherd, and a Papillion. In her professional life she has been a CPA since 1998 and I is the Chief Operating Officer of the West Parry Sound Health Centre. She will definitly  bring to the AAC National Team, leadership in fiscal stewardship and strong project management skills

anneli

Hilton

ADVISOR I OTHER

Anneli has been a member of AAC for almost 20 years and has sat on the Disciplinary Committee for 10 of those years.She has won 6 regional championships in the AB/NWT region and won a national championship.  She has hosted an AB/NWT regional event and has hosted 13 trials a year for the past five years for AAC.

 She was a member of four IFCS teams in consecutive years with two different dogs.  She has ample experience and wants to give back to the AAC by being part of the team management committee and lending her expertise and knowledge.

CHRISTINE
MANDY

AAC LIASON

Christines agility journey began in 2001 with my first Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chance. In 2004, I co-founded my own agility club, The Agility Connection (TAC), which hosts three annual AAC Sanctioned Trials at Lake Ontario Park in Kingston.  I became an AAC jjudge in 2010.  Currently she is vice president of the AAC Board of Directors and recently became the Liaison for ACC and Management Group.

CANINE THERAPIsT

Carolyn McIntyre, Hon.BKin., MSc. PT, PgCPain

We welcome Carolyn to our team in 2029.  She is CEO and Therapist at the McIntyre Rehabilitation Center.  This is Carolyn's 2nd year travelling with the team.  The team will benefit with her expert knowledge and specialized canine care. Her expertise in performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation is specifically  geared towards each individual dog;  pre-competition and at the event.

CANINE DVM

DAVID M. LANE

DVM, ACVSMR, CVA, CCRT, CVSMT

We welcome and are happy to have for the 2nd year, Dr. David Lane accompany the team to the IFCS Chamionships in Belgium 2020.  Dr. David Lane is a board certified veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist (DVM, ACVSMR) with a practice dedicated solely to diagnosing and treating lameness conditions in dogs.  He also is certified in each chiropractic medicine (CVSMT), rehabilitation therapy (CCRT), and acupuncture (CVA). 

Team

Coach

KAYL McCANN

Kayl is extremely pleased to join the 2020 IFCS Canadian National Team as this years Coach.   After earning her first spot on Team Canada back in 2004, Kayl is no stranger to International competition.   She has competed in 16 World Championships, including the IFCS, WAO and the EO. To date, Kayl & her dogs  (Ping Pong, Jitter Bug, Slyce, Grand Slam and Funkee Monkee) have earned 40 medals for Team Canada, including 20 Gold Medals.  Kayl is a Professional Dog Trainer specializing in both basic Dog Training as well as Agility Training.  For the past 15 years, Kayl has developed a passion for Coaching and has helped 10 aspiring handlers make it to the World Championships.  Many of them have won medals for their Country.  She is hoping to assist the 2020 Team to bring home some bling as well!

 

Becoming a coach for Team Canada has always been a goal for Kayl.  Aside from her years of experience of competing at this level, she hopes to share her knowledge of course analysis, International skill development, strategy and of course, the import element of mental game with the team.  Team Canada has come so far since their first World Championship and it’s amazing to see our country making its mark on the World stage. This year, there is so much potential for success considering the talent and ability of our Canadian team members .  

 

Walking them to the line for 2020 IFCS World Championships will be an absolute honour!

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