DCC


Board of Directors 2017/18

Mark AntunesChair
Phone (204)795-8966

Mark Antunes has lived in the Dakota catchment since 2005. He and his family have been enjoying the club’s sports programs and facilities since 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba. He is currently the Senior Field Operations Manager for the Canadian Region of Otis Elevator Company.

Mark currently coaches both of his children in hockey at Dakota Community Centre. He is also a member of the Marketing & Development Committee for the Building Owners & Managers Association, a professional organization that supports the commercial real estate industry in Manitoba.

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Elliot Cameron
Phone: (204) 226-9347

Elliot Cameron and his family have been members to the Dakota catchment for 2 years now; however, Elliot’s son has been attending school in the area for the last seven years. They have enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Dakota programs and activities the past year.

Elliot has attended the University of Manitoba and Red River College, and is presently enrolled in the Real Property Administrator (RPA®) professional designation. His work experience has been in business development, sales and finance. He is currently the Premises Coordinator for Manitoba Public Insurance, and is responsible for project management, tendering of contracts, and ensuring that MPI buildings offer a comfortable working environment for employees.

He has previously volunteered as a soccer coach, and hockey team treasurer. One of Elliot's hobbies is volunteering as one of the instructors at the Pan Am Boxing Club. He has been volunteering at the boxing club for eight years.

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Christopher Chapman, Member Accountable for Sports Programs
Phone: (204) 612-2416

Chris recently moved back to Winnipeg with his wife and three children. He’s been employed by the St. Vital School Division/LRSD since 1991, taking leaves of absences while living and being employed in Saskatchewan and England.

Chris has a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and B.Ed from the University of Winnipeg. Chris has worked as an educational assistant, classroom teacher, student services teacher, vice principal and principal. For the past 6 years, he’s been the grade 6-8 classroom teacher at Hastings School.

Chris has been involved at Dakota CC, coaching hockey and spearheading the community’s Rookie Rugby program. Chris’ current board roles; Rugby Canada Rookie Rugby Committee; Rugby Manitoba Director Youth Development. His numerous coaching experiences include soccer, hockey, ringette, volleyball, track and field, basketball, flag football, football and rugby.

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Victoria Cornick
Phone: (204) 299-9731

Victoria Cornick has lived in the area since 2011 and she and her partner have two daughters ages 2 and 4. They have taken part in the soccer program and look forward to using the Dakota facilities as their girls get older.

She holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and has been employed as a Crown Attorney with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for almost 8 years. She’s been a practicing lawyer since 2004.

Since 2011, Victoria has been mentoring first year law students through the Manitoba Bar Association, helping them forge and achieve career and educational goals. Victoria would like to expand her volunteerism outside the scope of her profession and into the community. She engaged in community club sports as a teenager and understands the values and opportunities that community centres like Dakota can bring to a neighbourhood

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Elaine Hunnie
Phone: (204)256-8751

Elaine Hunnie has lived in the Dakota neighborhood since 1984 and believes in a healthy balanced lifestyle. Her family has enjoyed use of the community club’s sports programs and facilities for numerous years. She is very interested in ensuring DCC continues to promote and provide affordable quality fitness programs for all families and individuals residing in the catchment area.

Elaine holds a professional CPA, CGA accounting designation.  She has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare sector holding a variety of positions within hospitals, clinical programs, and overall at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Financial Planning Division.  Elaine is currently employed at a private clinic.

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Darren Neufeld, Secretary/Treasurer
Phone:  204-955-1487

Darren Neufeld and his wife Mandy have enjoyed living in the Dakota catchment since 1992. He and his family have been enjoying the club’s sports programs and facilities since 1996.

He earned his CPA (CMA) designation in Manitoba and has been a member since 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg. He is currently the Controller at Canada’s largest privately held trucking company, TransX Ltd. Previously, he has held other senior financial roles including a minority shareholder of a Manitoba trucking company.

Darren’s volunteer work at Dakota has consisted of coaching various teams in mini-soccer, hockey and ringette. Other volunteer work has included treasurer duties for the Manitoba Optimist Jr Golf Tournament, an event that provided additional funding to the University of Manitoba Golf Team.

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Tim Smith
Phone: (204) 996-0196

Tim Smith lived in the Dakota catchment area from 1999 until moving out of province after completing university in 2009. He returned to the area in 2015. Tim played minor hockey out of the community centre as a teenager and now plays Dakota Men's League hockey. His son is currently registered in minor hockey at Dakota.

Tim holds Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) and Bachelor of Arts (History) degrees from the University of Manitoba and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. He is currently the Director, Pharmacy Operations with The North West Company. Work responsibilities include direct operations oversight, full profit/loss accountability, recruitment and human relations, professional/regulatory affairs, and business development.

Tim has previously volunteered as assistant coach, league convenor and board member with the Sioux Lookout Minor Hockey Association. Serving on the Dakota board since 2016 has enabled him to get involved in his community and contribute meaningfully to the health and well-being of his neighborhood.

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Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Vice-Chair
Phone: (204) 960-2419

Chantal Sturk-Nadeau and her family have lived in the Dakota catchment since 2002, and are active participants at the club. As a past athlete herself in volleyball, ringette, soccer and baseball, nowadays doesn’t seem to have the time to play as her and her husband are very involved with their children’s sporting lives. Her children currently play ringette, volleyball, hockey, and soccer and her husband Chris has coached both ringette and hockey over the years for Dakota, including hockey again this upcoming season.

Chantal holds a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and an advanced diploma in International Business. She has also received a Certified Destination Management Executive designation from Purdue University. Chantal Sturk-Nadeau joined Destination Canada’s Business Events Team as Executive Director in January 2017. Prior to that she headed up Tourism Winnipeg, a division of Economic Development Winnipeg for over 17 years.

Her volunteer experience includes coaching volleyball teams, and has been active on several boards and local community committees such as CDEM (Economic Development for French Municipalities), the Mayor's Task Force on Heritage, Culture and the Arts, Red River Exhibition, Festival du Voyageur, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Red River College's Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Committee and Destination Canada's Business Events Advisory Commiteee.

 

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Tom Thiessen,  Past-Chair
Phone:(204) 253-6722

Tom Thiessen has lived in the Dakota catchment since 2006. He and his family have been enjoying the club's sports programs and facilities since 2009.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba, and a Business Administration diploma from Red River College. He is currently the Executive Director of the Building Owners & Managers Association of Manitoba.

Tom has served as Board Chair of Dakota Community Centre since April 2014 and was previously Treasurer and Baseball Director for Dakota. He is also a member of the Dakota Futures Capital Campaign Cabinet. Tom has been coaching baseball for Dakota/Bonivital for the past 8 years, and his other recent volunteer work has been with Baseball Manitoba (Executive Committee member), Bonivital Minor Baseball Association (board member), The Amadeus Steen Foundation, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

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Teresa Toutant
Phone:(204) 599-1539

Teresa Toutant has lived in the Dakota catchment since 1991. Along with her family, she has enjoyed the use of the facilities at the Community Club since 1998, and participated in many sports over the years. She recently attended the grand opening of the Dakota Fieldhouse with her father, and looks forward to new, exciting activities for all.

Teresa is currently the Director of Community Services Manitoba, NWT and Nunavut for St. John Ambulance. Previously, she worked with Air Canada Finance for just under 28 years.

She has served on the Dreams Take Flight Board for over 20 years and most recently completed a 2-year term as Vice President on the board’s executive, where she remains a director. She held various volunteer positions on the Air Canada Recreation Board of Directors for many years.

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