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.


Elliot Cameron
Phone: (204) 226-9347

Elliot Cameron and his family have been members to the Dakota catchment for 3 years now; however, Elliot’s son has been attending school in the area for the last eight 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 has completed his FMA designation (Facilities Management Association). 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.


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

Chris has been living in the Dakota catchment for the past 3 years with his 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 3 years, he’s been the grade 7-8 classroom teacher at Hastings School.

Chris has been involved at Dakota CC, coaching hockey and spearheading the community’s Rookie Rugby program. Chris’s numerous coaching experiences include soccer, hockey, ringette, volleyball, track and field, basketball, flag football, football and rugby.


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 9 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 has recently been appointed as a bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba.  She 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.



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.


Christian Kennedy
Phone:(204) 975-7481

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).


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.


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.


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.

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.



Teresa Toutant
Phone:(204) 599-1539

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.



Our campaign cabinet is supported by dedicated members of the community who believe that in building possibilities, we can continue to transform lives. This group of people have volunteered countless hours to bring Dakota up to the point that it is and have committed to continue their involvement.

Jonathan Toews, Honorary Campaign Chair

Tom Thiessen Campaign Chair , Executive Director | BOMA

Sue Barkman, Executive Director of Concordia Foundation

Deneen Bertschinger, Community Member and Philanthropist, former business owner

Rico Bertschinger, Community Member and Philanthropist, former business owner

Judith Chambers, Vice President & Market Manager  |  TD Wealth Private Client Group

Dale Driedger, President and Co-founder  |  Pinnacle Staffing Solutions

Andrée M. C. Gilbert, Jonathan Toews Foundation

Rob Hobday, Vice President & Senior Investment Counsellor, BMO Private Investment Counsel Inc.

Blair McCaulay, Commercial Account Manager, Cambrian Credit Union

Jeff Shypit, Attorney, Robertson Shypit Soble Wood

Bryan Toews, Jonathan Toews Foundation