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In remembrance: Former Curl BC executive director Ian Hennigar

Former Curl BC Executive Director Ian Hennigar has passed away after a battle with cancer.

The sports leader led operations at Curl BC from 2006 to 2008 before being recruited to head up Panorama Recreation in Victoria.

Ian passed away on Friday April 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Brenda, and their sons Reece, Andrew and Steven, and his beloved father Carl, (predeceased by his mother Jean), sons Jack and Riley, sister Carol (Tino), brother Terry, and brothers-in-law Dave (Zoe) and Les.

Growing up in Kitchener, Ontario, Ian excelled in many sports including his beloved sport of speed skating before an injury ended his competitive days. Ian graduated with an Honours degree in Business and Sport Administration from Laurentian University.

Following university, Ian focused his passion, knowledge and skills on his coaching career in speed skating, achieving successes along the way coaching and mentoring numerous skaters to Olympic and World victories. It was during this time that Ian also took on the role of Executive Director at the Ontario Sport Alliance in Speed Skating for the next 22 years, where he continued to grow and develop sport and active living with his usual integrity, creativeness and commitment.

Recently, at the 2015 World Cup Speed Skating Championships, Ian was recognized and honoured for his outstanding success, contribution and positive impact on so many athletes, coaches and administrators. He was the first ever recipient of Speed Skating Canada’s President’s Commendation Award for outstanding contribution to the sport of Speed Skating for over 40 years.

After relocating to the Saanich Peninsula in 2004, Ian continued his success in his roles as Executive Director of Curl BC, and the Mary Winspear Centre, before finally being recruited to lead Panorama Recreation.

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