jackie stell-buckinghamOttawa, March 5, 2014 – Synchro Canada is proud to announce Jackie Stell-Buckingham as its newly appointed CEO effective March 24, 2014. She will be based in Ottawa, ON and joins Synchro Canada in the full-time role of CEO after an outstanding career with Skate Canada.

“The search committee feels Jackie Stell-Buckingham is the right person to lead our organization as we look to ensure the success of synchronized swimming at all levels across Canada”, said Synchro Canada President, Mario Welsh. “Her vast experience will help us to gain prominence on the world stage and the Board is excited to welcome Jackie to our team.”

Stell-Buckingham has been with Skate Canada for 27 years, the last 10 years as Director of Events. Over the years she has been actively involved in the sport of skating as an athlete, judge and coach at many levels. She is highly regarded for her leadership skills, passionate commitment and her wide breadth of knowledge of both the technical and administrative sides of sport. Her impact on Skate Canada over the years has been significant and she has led the association in becoming a world leader in event delivery.

“I have been extremely fortunate to learn so much in my years at Skate Canada and I am absolutely thrilled to carry the energy and passion from the skating world forward to my new role at Synchro Canada”, said Stell-Buckingham. “I already have huge respect for the athletes and visionary leaders at Synchro Canada and I am eager to champion the cause of the wonderful individuals who have made Canada such a formidable part of the world synchronized swimming community.”

Stell-Buckingham will begin leading Synchro Canada during the current cycle as the National Team looks to deliver successful results at the October 2014 World Cup in Quebec City, 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, and 2016 Rio Olympics.

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 www.synchro.ca or follow Synchro Canada on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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