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2017 Summit, Awards Banquet & AGM

11/04/2017, 11:00am MDT
By Eve Fletcher


Delta Hotel Edmonton South

4404 Gateway Blvd NW,
Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2

Full Summit Schedule included below.

Accommodation Information

Rugby Alberta will provide one hotel room for each out-of-town club. 

For more information and to book your room please contact Eve Fletcher at or call 780.952.8717.

Voting Information for AGM

Please also remember to submit the list of voting members for your club prior to November 20, 2017. The list of eligible votes is available here


Register using the below link:

The cost for the entire weekend is $50/person (includes all workshops, banquet, and hotel for out-of-town clubs). 

Our Presenters

Vicki  Harber

Vicki Harber

Professor Emeritus & Canada's Sport for Life Leadership Team

Personal Bio

Vicki is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta from the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation.  She is a member of the Sport for Life Management Group and Leadership Group, and is helping to shape athlete development programs for young females across Canada.  She holds a Sport Nutrition diploma from the IOC and sits on the board for the Edmonton Sport Council.  In 2011 and 2012, Vicki was honored by CAAWS as one of the Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity. She was a member of the 1980 and 1984 Canadian Olympic Rowing team.

Peter John McFarlane

Peter John McFarlane

Master of Arts (M.A.), Leadership & Owner of ReadySetLead Inc.

Personal Bio

"Over the past 18 years in technology consulting I have continued to develop skills and build upon my experience to truly understand what it takes to realize lasting and sustainable change within an enterprise. My early career focused on developing technical depth and expertise. The middle of my career focused on bridging the gap between business problems and technical problems. The last third of my career has been focused on combining my passion for people development, leadership, and continuous improvement to the application of solving business problems for my clients (and their clients) through the use of technology."

Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy

Sport Development Consultant, Rugby Canada

Personal Bio

Erin Kennedy has worked in sports administration for over 8 years and currently leads Rugby Canada's Mass Participation Rugby Programs. Kennedy brings experience from her time with USA Rugby as a Youth Development Manager, where she managed mass participation programs like Rookie Rugby and pioneered Try on Rugby, the female-specific development program for rugby across the United States. Kennedy has also worked for Rugby America's North, developing youth rugby and women's rugby programs in the Caribbean and Mexico. She went on to coordinate programs for the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland, focusing on the Youth Olympic Games. Kennedy is also a World Rugby Educator, has played for multiple teams in the US and abroad, as well as coached at the youth, high school, and adult club levels. She holds a Master's degree in Sport and Performance Psychology, is a USA Rugby certified coach and referee, and is a passionate advocate for the growth of youth and women's rugby in North America.

Amanda Burford

Amanda Burford

Program Coordinator - Club Excellence at Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Summit Schedule

Saturday December 2 Topic Presenters
11:30 AM An Introduction to Quality Sport: Good People, Good Places, Good Programs Vicki Harber
11:45 AM Good People: Leadership in Sport Peter John McFarlane
12:30 PM Good Places: Club Excellence Amanda Burford
1:15 PM Lunch Break
1:45 PM Good People: Leadership in Sport (Continued) Peter John McFarlane
2:30 PM Good Programs: Rookie Rugby Erin Kennedy
3:15 PM Good Programs: Planning for the Future Amanda Burford
4:00 PM Wrap Up - Quality Sport in Your Club - Next Steps Vicki Harber
6:30 PM Banquet Reception
7:30 PM Dinner
8:15 PM Award Presentations Taryn Barry, Dustin Hopkins, Sandy Nesbitt
Sunday December 3
10:00 AM Rugby Alberta Annual General Meeting
12:30 PM Lunch Break & Presentation from Dustin Hopkins, Rugby Canada
2:00 PM AJRA Annual General Meeting

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