New Executive will lead the Kirkland Lake Goldminers 2023-2024 Season
The Kirkland Lake Goldminers take on a fresh start for the 2023-2024 season with a new executive. On April 26th, the club held its annual general meeting and election of officers. There was a great turn out from the community, with over 30 guests in attendance, showing its support for change.
The team’s new president is Tammy Demers, taking over for Derek Callahan. Demers’ credentials in a leadership role, as well as her professionalism, will assist her in leading the team to success. Demers previously held presidential positions with the Kirkland Lake Aquatic Club as well as the Kirkland Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch League. For the past two years she held the position of treasurer for the team.
The club’s new vice president of Hockey Operations is Landon Lavictoire, taking over for Barry Ferguson. As a player, Lavictoire played four years in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, spending time in both Brockville and Cornwall. After his Junior career ended, he played four years of Ontario university hockey with the Royal Military College. He has also served as a coach in the Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey system. Lavictoire’s knowledge of the sport, and the intricate hockey system, will serve the Team well moving forward.
Dan Demers will continue in his role as the team’s Vice President of Business Operations. Mr. Demers’ contribution to the Team last year was significant. He will continue to provide exemplary work moving ahead.
Kristy St Jean was named the new Treasurer. St-Jean has been associated with the team for a number of years and offers valuable support wherever necessary. She looks forward to being a part of the new executive.
Larry McKay will remain with the club as its secretary. His dedication to the Team, as well as his encouragement for success, is refreshing. McKay looks forward to continuing his assistance with the Team.
The new executive is eager to get to work. Each member of the executive is aware of the challenges ahead but are confident in what the future holds for the Kirkland Lake Goldminers.