News & Views from Bob Mackin

September 19, 2014

Cathy Priestner Allinger

Sportsweekend: A peek at ViaSport, a scion of 2010 Legacies Now

A weekend special for those of any age who play, coach, referee, support, sponsor or watch amateur sports in British Columbia.  A look at how ViaSport, the B.C. Sport Agency Society, is funded by taxpayers.  What is today ViaSport was hived-off from 2010 Legacies Now, the mysterious quasi-non-governmental organization born during the bid phase for Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics but continued through the Games as a funnel for community grants. 2010 Legacies Now burned through a quarter-billion of your dollars over a decade without publishing a detailed list of who got how much. Its chair emeritus, Judy Rogers, is in no …continue reading

Moray Keith drives away from viaSport

Keith A big shakeup at viaSport, the organization formerly known as the B.C. Sport Agency. CEO Scott Ackles dropped the bombshell Dec. 10 when he announced Moray Keith (right) was quitting as chairman of the 2010 Legacies Now spinoff.  Ackles and Keith were named March 1 as the leaders of the “bold new sport agency for B.C.” that was to “simplify” and “strengthen” the B.C. sport sector.  Keith is a big wheel, in more ways than one. His Dueck GM is Canada’s biggest auto dealership. He’s a director of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of B.C., B.C. Lottery Corporation, Richmond Oval Corporation …continue reading

Moray Keith drives away from viaSport

Keith A big shakeup at viaSport, the organization formerly known as the B.C. Sport Agency. CEO Scott Ackles dropped the bombshell Dec. 10 when he announced Moray Keith (right) was quitting as chairman of the 2010 Legacies Now spinoff.  Ackles and Keith were named March 1 as the leaders of the “bold new sport agency for B.C.” that was to “simplify” and “strengthen” the B.C. sport sector.  Keith is a big wheel, in more ways than one. His Dueck GM is Canada’s biggest auto dealership. He’s a director of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of B.C., B.C. Lottery Corporation, Richmond Oval Corporation …continue reading

Exclusive: B.C. sport shakeup

A new era in British Columbia sport will begin March 1 when Scott Ackles is announced as the chief executive officer of the B.C. Sport Agency. It is part of an overhaul in the province’s sport system in the wake of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Ackles was the general manager of Vancouver’s 2005 and 2011 Grey Cup festivals and replaces interim B.C. Sport Agency CEO Cathy Priestner Allinger, the Own the Podium blueprint author and VANOC executive vice-president of sport who was named last August to head of Vancouver’s 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games. Ackles effectively becomes …continue reading

Exclusive: B.C. sport shakeup

A new era in British Columbia sport will begin March 1 when Scott Ackles is announced as the chief executive officer of the B.C. Sport Agency. It is part of an overhaul in the province’s sport system in the wake of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Ackles was the general manager of Vancouver’s 2005 and 2011 Grey Cup festivals and replaces interim B.C. Sport Agency CEO Cathy Priestner Allinger, the Own the Podium blueprint author and VANOC executive vice-president of sport who was named last August to head of Vancouver’s 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games. Ackles effectively becomes …continue reading

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