Three directors elected at SSHF AGM

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame added two new Board members and re-elected a sitting Board member to another term at their Annual General Meeting on June 5.

Kelvin Ostapowich was re-elected to a third, three-year term, while Taylor Froehlich and Jennifer Leflar were each elected to their first, three-year terms.

The minutes from the 2024 SSHF AGM are now available here.

Froehlich is originally from Moose Jaw and grew up playing competitive fastball which she continues to play. After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary, she moved to Regina where she passed the Common Final Exam of the CPA program in 2019 and officially became a Chartered Professional Accountant in 2021. Froehlich works at The Corner Office as a Senior Associate, providing contracted CFO and Controller services to a diverse client base. She oversees more than 20 clients at The Corner Office, spanning across different industries, with a specialized focus on non-profit organizations.

Leflar is the vice president responsible for the enterprise change management team at SGI. Prior to her role as VP, she led one of the company’s busiest corporate functions, the communications, design and media relations teams. She also served as Director of Corporate Strategy in 2017 and 2018. Jennifer began her career as a radio and television news reporter, winning industry awards for breaking news coverage. Leflar holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina, with a focus on executive management. She lives in Regina with her husband and two kids. A lifelong baseball fan, she has visited many iconic ballparks and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Ostapowich was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1986 Regina Rams national champion football team. He has been a long-serving member of the Rams’ Board. He works in the wealth management sector as a Portfolio Manager with CIBC Wood Gundy. Ostapowich sat as Chair of the Sport History Committee in 2023-24.

Both Tim Leier and Scott Kistner have finished their time on the SSHF Board and did not seek re-election.

Robb Elchuk returns to serve another year as the Chair of the Hall of Fame. Elchuk had served a two-year term as Chair from 2020 to 2022 and helped guide the SSHF through the pandemic before moving into the Past Chair role. Trent Blezy served as Chair for a two-year term from 2022-24 and led the Hall of Fame through a transitional time and the hiring of a new Executive Director. Blezy will now serve as the Past Chair. Karen Meban (Vice Chair) and Mike Babcock (Treasurer) retain their positions as Officers of the Hall.

During the AGM, Neal Fense from Virtus Group presented the independent auditor’s report and the financial statement for the 2023/24 fiscal year which is available here.

The 2024-25 SSHF Board of Directors:

Chair – Robb Elchuk
Vice Chair – Karen Meban
Treasurer – Mike Babcock
Past Chair – Trent Blezy

Amber Day
Taylor Froehlich
Tenille Grimeau
Jennifer Leflar
Jeff Lightheart
Kelvin Ostapowich
Chris Weitzel
Cary Wessel

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