Our Board

AASRA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that agree to sign on for a two year term. Meetings are held six times a year either in person or online.

 

The Annual General Meeting is held at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (www.ashfm.ca) in Red Deer every March.  AASRA AGM participants are granted free access to the Museum and Hall of Fame on that day.  All members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest who may be interested in joining the association. The AGM is a great time to meet new members, and learn about what's been accomplished, what's happening and what's planned. If you are interested in volunteering for AASRA or possibly pursuing a board position, please contact us at info@aasra.ab.ca.

The AASRA Board of Directors Code of Conduct can be found here

LISA STOWE: President / Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Stowe has been an AASRA member since 2004, and has served on the Board for more than 4 years: as Secretary from 2014-2016, Vice-President from 2016-2018, and now currently as President. From 2002-2008 she was a competitive cyclist and competed for Alberta and Canada at numerous competitions, including the 2006 World Championships in Switzerland. Now she enjoys riding her bike on the trails and running near the Bow River.

VIC McCLELLAND: Vice-President

Vic McClelland has been an AASRA member since 2000 and served on the AASRA Board of Directors from 2008-2012. Vic lost his left leg above the knee in a motorcycle accident in 1985 while in the CAF. He retired from the CAF in 1994. Vic and his wife Cindy came to Calgary in 1997 and now presently reside in High River. Vic retired in 2016 after 19 years as a network administrator for an international law firm. Vic is an avid golfer and plays in many National and International golf tournaments.

SHANE WESTIN: Secretary

Shane Westin is a technical writer for Alberta Health Services. He worked for Red Deer College in Red Deer for 14 years and worked 11 years at Fairview College in northern Alberta. He is married to Lisa, a graduate nurse specializing in gastroenterology, and they have three children and one grandchild: Chelsea, a floral designer in Calgary (and mother of Parker); Dallis, a psychologist in Edmonton; and Cassidy, an Engineering undergraduate from the University of Alberta. Shane lost his left leg above the knee in 1984 in a car accident that also damaged his right knee. Today he enjoys downhill skiing and swimming and has four national golf trophies and several provincial and local golf awards. Shane has been a member of AASRA since 2004 and served as president from 2014-2016.

SHARON PEREIRA, CPA, CMA: Treasurer

Sharon Pereira joined the AASRA board of directors as it's treasurer in 2019.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 10 years of diversified experience in internal and external reporting and full cycle accounting.  Sharon and his wife live in Calgary with their three very active children.

JACOB WOUTERS: Sports Director

Jacob and Maureen Wouters are long term residents of Edmonton.  Jacob is an avid skier, kayaker and cyclist.  He’s been a bilateral below knee amputee since 2013 due to circulatory complications.  He’s enjoyed many hours hiking and climbing in the Rocky Mountains and continues to take every opportunity to make the most of the outdoors to this day.  A journeyman carpenter by trade, Jacob manages residential renovation projects and in between those involves himself with AASRA in many ways including the duties of the Sports Director since 2019.”

Email: Jacobwouters@shaw.ca

CALVIN HOWARD: Youth & Social Media Director

DONALD KUCHELYMA: Director at Large

TIM TRATCH: Director at Large

Tim Tratch works as an Inventory Specialist for a refrigeration company and has over 25 years of experience as a purchaser.  In addition to his duties on the board of directors of AASRA he's also an active volunteer for many great organizations including 12 years as a ski instructor for Alberta Calgary Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS), a board member of the Calgary Canoe Club and 14 years as a Scouts volunteer.  At present, Tim is a Commissioner for the 401 Woodcreek Scouts, Venturer and Rover Adviser, and also on the Chinook Scouts committee that organizes and runs the Great Escape Camp for over 500 scouts.  At home Tim and his wife enjoy walks, bike riding, canoeing and camping. Tim’s also an amateur photographer and some of his photos have been published in places including Canadian Alpine pamphlets,  several newspapers,  and the 2011 Cross Country Canadian Paralympic Team calendar.  His son Trinity is a multi-sport athlete who has competed as a Para-Alpine Racer and is now on the Canadian Para Team as a Sprint Kayaker. 

eMail: Tratch@shaw.ca

TERRY SHWETZ: Director at Large

In 2012 Terry Shwetz was introduced to AASRA at a Peer Support Group meeting at the Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton after losing his left leg at the knee in a motorcycle accident. Terry says he found a lot of support and information there by interacting with a great group of people who were thriving while managing the type of challenges he was facing for the first time as an amputee.  AASRA played a very positive role in the final stages of his recovery and continues to do so to this day. Terry retired in 2009 after a successful 30 year career with TELUS and went on to work for Ledcor and several other organizations afterwards. Terry and his wife Eva enjoy traveling and have made their way to various destinations like Australia, Peru, Europe and many North American locations. He is an active golfer and enjoys hiking and camping.  Terry and Eva have two grown, married daughters and one granddaughter.  They all live in Edmonton.

Email: terry.aasra@gmail.com

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Please send any inquiries or correspondence to:
P.O. Box 86093, Marda Loop RPO, Calgary, AB  T2T 6B7
or email us at:   info@aasra.ab.ca

Alberta Amputee Sports & Recreation Association

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