BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Regina Dragon Boat Board of Directors

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers for our board

The Regina Dragon Boat Festival would not be possible without an amazing, dedicated team of driven professionals. Professionals who volunteer their time to make our community and festival better.

The Festival is in need of more volunteers on the Board in order to make this year’s event a success.  Please consider being a part of our team.

Get involved!

Board of Directors

  • President | Barry Eisenzimmer
  • Vice President | Vacant  – Details coming soon
  • Past President | Amber Smale
  • VP of Finance | Vacant
  • Board Secretary | Vacant
  • VP of Entertainment & Programming | Shelly Zhao
  • VP of Interactive Communications | Judy Morgan
  • VP of Site Management | Ritu Kalra
  • AVP of Site Management /  – Details coming soon
  • VP of Sport | Adrianne Hassard
  • AVP of Sport/ Mark Burton
  • Training CoordinatorBrad Zakreski- Details coming soon
  • Equipment CoordinatorVacant  – Details coming soon
  • VP of Marketing & Sponsorships  |Laura’Lei Silzer

Roles of Each Board Position

PRESIDENT

The following is a list of duties/responsibilities that is inclusive but not limited to those listed. Some physical ability is required.

  • Plans and chairs at all Board Meetings and AGM unless another Board Member is appointed for the role in the president’s absence
  • Determines the Agenda for all meetings/AGM and coordinates with Secretary for all Board members
  • Delegates duties to other Board members as required
  • Ensures that the Board adheres to the overall vision, mission & values of the organization
  • Acts as the official spokesperson for the organization unless another Board member is appointed to fill that role
  • Conducts an annual review of the direction, policies, and strategies of the organization
  • Ensures that all correspondence to the RDBF is responded to according to the direction of the Board
  • Is present and acts as the official spokesperson for all events during the festival
  • Is responsible to the Board of Directors and its majority decision in any decision affecting the vision, mission & values of the festival
  • Is present for setup, festival dates, and takedown

VICE PRESIDENT

The following is a list of duties/responsibilities that is inclusive but not limited to those listed. Some physical ability is required.

  • Assists the President with his/her responsibilities
  • Assumes the duties of the President in his/her absence
  • In the event the President is unable to act as President, the Vice President shall be the Acting President
  • Performs others functions entrusted to him/her by the President or Board of Directors
  • Is present for setup, festival dates, and takedown

VP SECRETARY MANAGEMENT

The following is a list of duties/responsibilities that is inclusive but not limited to those listed. Some physical ability is required.

  • Be present at set up, festival dates, takedown
  • Maintain a full and accurate record of events and discussions of all Board meetings/AGM & send to all Board Members in a timely fashion
  • Send notice of Board meetings as prepared and issued with coordination from President on agenda
  • Maintain all files and records in an up to date, complete, and orderly manner and make them available to all members of the Board when necessary
  • Prepare complete AGM Agenda, Date, Time, Location in coordination with other information from Board members
  • Submit AGM Agenda/Notifications to VP Social Media
  • Manage AGM elections

VP SPORT

The duties/responsibilities of the VP Sport are inclusive, but not limited to those listed. Physical ability is required.

  • Be present for set up, festival dates, takedown
  • Setting up/taking down of race lanes
  • Constructing/dismantling of the docking system
  • Transporting of boats to/from docks/festival site
  • Loading/unloading boats from/to storage
  • Arranging for delivery/pickup of the docking system
  • Determine race schedule
  • Arrange for all race day officials
  • Loading/unloading of paddles/PFD’s
  • Arranging timetable/duties of staging/dock volunteers
  • Ensuring results of races are administered and posted
  • Providing final race sheet results to President
  • Maintain storage shed/equipment in a neat and organized condition
  • Arrange/assist in Canada day FREE PADDLE
  • Plan, Administer & Coordinate Community Paddling Programs/Camps/Clinics

VP TEAM COORDINATOR

The following is a list of duties/responsibilities that is inclusive but not limited to those listed. Some physical activity is required.

  • Be present for set up, festival dates, takedown
  • Paddling & Steering Experience Required
  • Register coaches for the season
  • Coordinate coaches schedules
  • Provide basic teaching sessions for new coaches
  • Arrange/coordinate boat rentals with community groups
  • Manage all team registrations and practice schedules*
  • Download all practice information to the web calendar
  • Be available/on call at the marina for teams if needed
  • Manage coaches/activities for various community events throughout the year (ie: Canada Day, school events, etc)
  • Coordinate registration and practice information with VP Finance

*team registrations must be coordinated to ensure all team registrations are paid prior to their first practice

VP SOCIAL MEDIA

The following is a list of duties/responsibilities that is inclusive but not limited to those listed. Some physical ability is required.

  • Be present at set up, festival dates, takedown
  • Develop a Social Media Strategy in conjunction with the President, VP Sponsorship/Advertising, VP Entertainment
  • Ensure the SM strategy adheres to achieving the vision, mission & values of the festival
  • Determine budget requirements for the fiscal season
  • Prepare all daily, weekly, monthly messaging and work in conjunction with the above to determine $ promotions required for sponsors, advertisers, etc
  • Manage all updates and changes to social media network to remain current and advise Web Site administrator of updates/changes in a timely manner
  • In conjunction with the festival board, develop and administer all festival messaging and marketing
  • Program all annual events into messaging
  • Promote all festival events, sponsors, programs
  • Provide live simulcast on event days

VP ENTERTAINMENT

The following is a list of duties/responsibilities that is inclusive but not limited to those listed. Some physical ability is required.

  • Be present for setup, festival dates, and takedown
  • Acquire SLGA beer/liquor permit
  • Acquire refer truck for all beer/liquor & arrange for truck pick up Sunday morning
  • Determine all inventory of liquor, beer, other beverages/supplies needed
  • Set up of ticket sales/dispensary/equipment
  • Determine staffing levels/duties/timetable
  • Arrange fun activities for paddlers (Friday/Saturday)
  • Arrange live/DJ entertainment
  • Arrange all cultural entertainment/facilities/equipment
  • Arrange & coordinate visiting priests accommodations, flights, meals
  • Maintain/Repurchase inventory as needed
  • Return unused inventory for credits
  • Provide cleanup of site area
  • Manage regular maintenance of beer garden tables, chairs, grounds, garbage
  • Be available on-site during beer garden hours of operation
  • Acquire lottery ticket permit/license
  • Administer lottery tickets
  • Administer children’s area ensuring adequate volunteers available/on duty

VP SITE

The duties/responsibilities of the VP Site are inclusive, but not limited to those listed below. Physical ability is required.

The VP Site is required to be on-site from 7 am-10 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday of the festival weekend.

  • Coordinate timetable for setup of all physical structures, equipment, vehicles
  • Acquire all necessary licensing/permits for the Site and vendor registration/set up
  • Handle all vendor registrations and organization of booths/vehicles
  • Organize all security/timetables/locations
  • Organize all waste/porta pot disposal/pick up times
  • Oversee all fence set up/takedown
  • Organize all sound/lighting setup/takedown
  • Organize all WCA blue bins on the festival site
  • Work with WCA maintenance on-site plan/water line demarcation
  • Be on-site for final clean up Sunday morning (7 am-11 am)
    Ensure the entire festival site clear of any garbage from the festival
  • Solicit new food/ arts/craft/community vendors
  • Provide vendors with festival information
  • Organize location of all team tents/tables/chairs
  • Detail duties/locations of all volunteers
  • Provide an organizational map to VP Volunteers of site materials layout
  • Coordinate with volunteer/events & entertainment all details necessary for each VP
  • Confirm all contracts and/or agreements with Board/President prior to authorization

Regina Dragon Boat Festival

SEPTEMBER 3rd & 4th, 2021

Regina Dragon Boat Festival

The Annual  Regina Dragon Boat Festival has been a long time favourite event for paddlers, residents and visitors from across Canada.

Our city and dedicated volunteers welcome you to Regina’s beautiful Wascana Park for a summer experience of festival excitement and camaraderie second to none.

The
Regina Dragon Boat Festival
has been cancelled
for this year.