BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020
 

Mark AntunesChair

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 Associate Director – Field Operations for Otis Canada.

Mark currently coaches both of his children in hockey at Dakota Community Centre.

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Victoria Cornick

Victoria Cornick has lived in the area since 2011 and she and her partner have two daughters ages 4 and 6. They have taken part in the soccer program, skating facilities, Santa's Breakfast and look forward to using the Dakota facilities even more as their girls get older.

She holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and has been practicing law since 2004. Victoria was employed as a Crown Attorney with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for almost 9 years before being appointed to the Provincial Bench in August 2019.

Victoria has been expanding her volunteerism outside the scope of her profession and into the community. She values safe spaces for community engagement and physical activity and understands the values and opportunities that community centres like Dakota can bring to a neighbourhood.

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Christian Kennedy

Christian Kennedy has lived in the Dakota catchment area since 2006. He started playing in the Dakota Adult Hockey League right after moving into the neighbourhood. Christian has taken time out of his busy schedule to coach his son’s hockey team for the last 4 years as well as coaching baseball for two seasons for both his daughter and son’s Dakota teams.

Since 2015 Christian has been a committee member with the United Way and has most recently taken up the Chair position for their annual fundraising efforts in the 2019 Golf Tournament. He also held the position of trustee for the University of Manitoba Alumni Fund from 2005 until 2008.

Christian is a graduate from the University of Manitoba. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree majoring in both Finance and Marketing. He presently is an Investment Advisor and Financial Planner with BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. He also holds two professional designations, i.e. Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

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Darren Neufeld, Secretary/Treasurer

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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Daryl Patton

Daryl Patton has been living in the Dakota catchment area for over a decade with his wife and daughter. He has valued the excellent programs and facilities that the centre has provided.

Daryl has an advanced BA in Psychology from the University of Manitoba. He works at Marymound as the Manager of Specialized Living Resources (currently on a sabbatical). Previous positions during his 27 years of employment at Marymound have included Manager of Community Services, Supervisor of the Crisis Stabilization Unit and a Youth Care Practitioner.

He has been a coach for girls’ and women’s soccer teams as well as an assistant coach with his daughter’s hockey team. He was a president of the United Weston Soccer Club, a club that has received national recognition in 2019 as an organization of distinction.

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Michael Raimondi

Mike Raimondi and his family have lived in the Dakota catchment since 2008 and are active participants of the club. They very much appreciate the various programs and activities the club offers for the community.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and earned his CPA designation in 2003 as well as his Certified Internal Auditor designation in 2015.  He has worked at Canada Life for the past 15 years, previously as the Director of Internal Audit and currently as the Director of Individual New Business Operations & Underwriting. Prior to Canada Life, he spent approximately 5 years working in public accounting performing financial statement audits and taxation work for a variety of organizations.

Mike also volunteers on the Board of Directors at Epic Opportunities, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities.

He is passionate and health and wellness and strongly believes in the club’s vision of an engaged, healthy and vibrant community.

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Cory Shangreaux

Cory Shangreaux has lived in River Park South since 2006. Cory is married and has two boys ages 13 and 15 who have taken part in soccer, baseball and hockey programs based out of Dakota Community Centre.  Cory is an active member of the Dakota Fieldhouse and enjoys the use of the running track on a regular basis.  Cory coaches minor hockey with St Vital Minor Hockey Association and is an active volunteer.

Cory is employed as an In-House Counsel with Manitoba Hydro and has a law degree from The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.  Prior to joining Manitoba Hydro, Cory has practised law in a variety of industries with employers such as SkipTheDishes, IG Wealth Management, Tribal Councils Investment Group and Pitblado LLP.

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Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Vice-Chair

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.

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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Teresa Toutant

Teresa Toutant has lived in the Dakota catchment since 1991. Along with her husband and two boys, they have enjoyed the use of the facilities at the Community Club since 1998, and participated in many sports over the years. She is currently enjoying the Fieldhouse and is pleased that there are opportunities for all ages to be active at the community centre.

Teresa is currently the Director of Community Services Manitoba, NWT and Nunavut for St. John Ambulance where she oversees all chaitable aspects of the organization. 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 in a variety of positions.  She also held various volunteer positions on the Air Canada Recreation Board over a period of ten years.

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