CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lindsay Park Sports Society (LPSS) is proud to announce the appointment of prominent business leader, Murray Sigler, as Chair of the Board of Governors to the Society.
Mr. Sigler brings with him a wealth of knowledge in sport, recreation, governance, business and community service. Having recently served as the CEO of Sport Calgary, Calgary Economic Development and now as the interim President & CEO of the Calgary Health Foundation, Mr. Sigler is ideally positioned to lead the Board through the next phase of program and service delivery excellence at the MNP Community & Sport Centre.
Mr. Sigler has identified the following priorities, including:
- Secure LEAP/Legacy Expansion Project Funding
Advance Strategic Plan, with a focus on the following:
- Expand customer base;
- Prepare for construction;
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
- Enhance Stakeholder Relations
“I am honoured and excited to assume the role of Chair of the Lindsay Park Sports Society. A few years ago I participated in the drafting of the City of Calgary, Sport for Life Policy, which aims to Design and Deliver Sport Programs and Initiatives, Build Infrastructure, Allocate Amenity Use, and Support Sporting Events. I thought then, and I do so now more than ever, that MNPCSC is ideally positioned to play a key role in achieving the policy goals. I will work tirelessly to ensure the Centre delivers.”
President and CEO, Jeff Booke notes “the Society and Centre are fortunate to have Murray assume the role as Board Chair at a time of such significance for the facility. With a new strategic plan, a multi-million dollar expansion, a focus on the role the Centre can play in downtown revitalization, and the ongoing importance of physical and mental health, strong leadership is key to our success.”
About the Lindsay Park Sports Society (LPSS)
The Lindsay Park Sports Society was formed in 1983 to manage and operate a facility, then called the Lindsay Park Sports Centre, that was built to accommodate athletes participating in the Western Canada Summer Games and to provide a sport and recreation centre legacy for Calgarians into the future. MNP Community & Sport Centre, as it is now known, is owned by The City of Calgary and managed by the LPSS on behalf of Calgarians pursuant to a Lease and Operating Agreement between The City and the LPSS.
The LPSS is a not-for-profit society incorporated under the laws of the Province of Alberta and operates as a Civic Partner of The City of Calgary.
About MNP Community & Sport Centre (MNPCSC)
MNPCSC is dedicated to supporting the training and competition needs of high-performance athletes and the fitness and recreation needs of Calgary’s citizens. Built in 1983 for the Western Canada Games, MNPCSC is owned by the City of Calgary and operated by the Lindsay Park Sports Society. The Centre operates under a unique Dual Mandate that demands equal attention be given to athletes and recreation users. The Centre is home to 36 Sport Clubs, representing seven dryland and four aquatic umbrella sports, with more than 6000 active participants that train and compete at local, provincial, national and international levels. MNPCSC serves 4000-5000 people every day and approximately 1.5 million people annually. The facility is home to 24 Olympic and Paralympic athletes, hosts more than 50 events each year and is a significant contributor to Calgary’s economy.