AGM Media Release

Monday August 30th, 2010


For Immediate Release

August 30, 2010


Toronto — With its sights clearly set on change and a new direction for the association, Judo Ontario yesterday elected a new Board of Directors.

The election of Brian Kalsen as President came at the Judo Ontario Annual General Meeting in Toronto. `I am excited about the mandate the membership have given me to serve as the next President of Judo Ontario`, said Kalsen. `I am pleased to be working with the newly elected Board members and trust their diversity of skills and talents will serve Judo Ontario in helping to give our athletes every advantage to compete and continue to move the association forward` continued Kalsen.

Also on Sunday, Judo Ontario elected Karl Doherty to the position of Vice President to Judo Canada. Below are the new Board of Directors for Judo Ontario, (Title, Name and hometown).

President, Brian Kalsen, Ottawa

1st Vice President, Mitch Kawasaki, Hamilton

Secretary General, Tom Kasprzyk, Smithville

Treasurer, Gary Boutilier, Ottawa

VP Marketing & Promotions, Rudy Fischer, Uxbridge

VP Competitions, Dave Robb, Guelph

VP Operations, Doug Wilson, Newmarket

VP Technical, Aartje Sheffield, Cedar Valley

VP Regions, To be announced.

Judo Ontario is a non-profit organization and the provincial governing body for the sport of judo in the province. With the support of its valued corporate partners along with the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, Judo Ontario develops young athletes, coaches and referee programs. Additional information about Judo Ontario can be viewed at or by contacting Judo Ontario at 416 426-7006

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