On Friday, February 12, Standardbred Canada elected its Officers & Executive Committee for 2016.
Joanne Colville of Moffat, Ont. is the new Chair of Standardbred Canada.
Elected to office are:
Joanne Colville (Chair of the Board)
Mike Woods (Vice-Chair)
Diane Bertrand (Chair of Breeders Committee)
Kent Oakes (Past Chair)
Bill O'Donnell (Executive Committee Member)
Vincent Trudel (Executive Committee Member)
Jackson Wittup (Executive Committee Member)
Currently the Events Coordinator for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), Joanne Colville boasts an impressive list of accomplishments. Colville currently owns and operates High Stakes Farm, a 30-acre property specializing in breeding, boarding, rehabilitation and racing stock. Colville is also a director of the Central Ontario Standardbred Association.
Ever ambitious and dedicated to the equine industry, Colville's past experience includes corporate roles within Standardbred Canada and the Woodbine Entertainment Group, where she also served as the full-time parade marshal for eight years.
Having ridden in every discipline, and won numerous awards for speed events, Colville also worked at the Hendervale Equestrian Complex covering the Olympic Trials.