Posts Categorized: Official

Michelle Pye

Michelle Pye is one of only four International FIFA women referees in Canada. Over 11 years she has participated in four World championships and qualifying tournaments for the Olympics and World Cup.

Donalda Smith

Donalda Smith worked as a coach, judge and official for Synchronized Swimming for over 33 years. She was instrumental in promoting the inclusion of the sport in the 1984 Olympics.

Irene MacDonald

Irene MacDonald (d. 2002) advanced the sport of Diving as an athlete, coach, judge and commentator. She won a bronze medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and was the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in diving.

Lori Fung

Lori Fung captured gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the first Olympics to feature Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Norma Foster

Norma Foster was the first woman ever to judge for the World Karate Federation. She holds a fifth-degree black belt and is a three-time National Karate Association Champion.

Vale Savege

Vale Savege competed on both the National Volleyball and Basketball Teams. Vale co-founded the SFU Women’s Volleyball program and was the first female to officiate an international match in Japan. Vale is the first female to be recognized as a Volleyball Canada Lifetime Member.

Sandy Silver

Sandy Silver has contributed to women’s Volleyball as an athlete, coach, official and builder. She was the first female Assistant Coach of the Canadian Women’s National Team and one of the first female full time university head coaches in Canada when hired by UBC in 1979.

Bev Viger

BEV VIGER has earned a world-wide reputation in figure skating as a top official and has worked diligently to support figure skating not only provincially but nationally and internationally as well. She acted as Competition Manger for the highly successful figure skating event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and was a consultant in a similar… Read more »

Joy Fera

JOY FERA has performed as an athlete, official and builder in rowing and alpine skiing. She was a member of Canada’s rowing team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and won bronze medals in Eights at the 1977 and 1978 World Championships. She is a co-founder of the Delta Deas Rowing Club and has been a… Read more »