The Board of Directors of Table Tennis Canada met on Thursday 4 November 2021 electronically (by Zoom). Here are some points of interest from the meeting:

  • Rob Chan reported that the TTCAN finances are on track and according to Budget
  • The Board agreed to reinstate effective immediately the funding subsidies to Umpires and Referees selected for international events.
  • The Board accepted the High Performance commission nomination of Edward Ly for the additional available 8-month “Development Card” status.
  • TTCAN still does not qualify for ParaTT Carding with Sport Canada. This may hopefully change after the next assessment by Sport Canada next year.
  • A “test event” may be held in Summerside (PEI) in preparation for the 2023 Canada Winter Games.
  • The new Executive Director for TTCAN, Olivier Pineau, will start work on 15 November 2021.
  • The TTCAN staff structure will be modified to better reflect the needs of TTCAN programs.
  • The national team international participation is active again with many events in the last quarter of the year: Pan American Championships (Lima, Peru), World Championships (Houston, USA), Pan American Youth Games (Cali, Columbia) and US Open (Las Vegas, USA). In addition, some players and provinces are participating in international events at their own costs in the USA and Europe.
  • It was decided that the president will send an open letter to all Alberta table tennis community asking for cooperation from all sides and urging them to hold a special election at which all Alberta table tennis members can take part and vote.
  • All members of the Board expressed their best wishes to Thorsten Gohl as the recipient of the “Impact Award” of the Coaching Association of Canada. It is a great honour to table tennis to have one of its volunteers receive such a prestigious award.

4 November 2021