Ottawa, September 21, 2014 –  Henry Scheil of Calgary, AB, Henry Sheildwas appointed as the new president of Synchro Canada’s Board of Directors today.

The election was held this past weekend at Synchro Canada’s Annual General Assembly held in Ottawa, ON.

Also on Synchro Canada’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors are :

Gail Donahue (North Vancouver, BC, new member with two-year mandate)

Janice McLaughlin (Grafton, ON, continuing her two-year mandate)

Louise Newburry (Calgary, AB, continuing her two-year mandate)

Lorna Proudfoot (St-John’s, NL, re-elected for two years)

Joel Sanders (Gormley, ON, new member with two-year mandate)

Courtney Brown (London, ON, athlete’s council president)

Henry Scheil is a Chartered Accountant working in industry based in Calgary, AB.  He has been a Synchro Canada board member and its treasurer since 2009.

Mr Scheil succeeds Mario Welsh who has completed his director mandate with Synchro Canada.  Mario Welsh was a Synchro Canada board member since 2006 and its president since 2011.

During the meeting, Synchro Canada expressed its thanks and appreciation to Mario Welsh for his involvement in Synchro Canada’s board of directors.


About Synchro Canada

Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level.

Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, the Institut national du sport du Québec

Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada

Official make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER

Official suppliers: Knox Gelatine, AdUp, National Car Rental

Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada

For further information, visit Synchro Canada’s Website at or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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For information:

Stéphane Côté

Synchro Canada

Communications Coordinator

Email:  [email protected]

Cell.: (418) 420-2125