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CSIA BC Board Election

Posted: October 31st, 2016

BC Region Election

Voting to elect members to sit on the BC Region Board of Directors is now open.

Currently we have 1 Director's seat up for election. Incumbent Director Kim Fournel of the South Western Zone will be running for re-election. This position is available for members in good standing and are open to any member in that region. Nominations are being accepted for the election. The seat available is:

  • Director Seat from South Western Zone


Kim Fournel

Kim graduated from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. She has worked full time in snow school since 1989 at the Mont Gabriel Snow School where she moved up the ranks from administrator, assistant snow school director to Snow School Director. In fall of 1992 she moved to Whistler, BC where she has been teaching skiing full time at Whistler Blackcomb.

Over the course of her career she has attained her Level 4 CSIA, Level 2 CSCF and most recently she completed her 200 hours Yoga teacher training. The Women’s Only Workshop is one of her contribution to the membership of the BC Region. Kim has volunteered on various CSIA committees. Presently she sits on the Women In Skiing National committee and is on the CSIA BC Regional Board representing the Southwestern Zone.

Toby Barrett

Based in North Vancouver, Toby was fortunate to have been brought up in a skiing family and as such, skiing has been his life for as long as he can remember. That said, he can’t remember who suggested he become an instructor but when he turned 16, Toby and a bunch of friends from high school took the CSIA Level 1 course. Some passed and some didn’t, but two went on to share their passion for many years to come. At first Toby didn’t fully grasp what the CSIA and a life as an instructor could offer. But he couldn’t think of a better way to spend his time than skiing and showing others this amazing sport. "It’s such a thrill to see that fire ignite within people trying it for the first time or taking their skiing down a path they maybe didn’t know existed."

Over time, Toby began to realize that the CSIA provided so much more than just guest experience, teaching methodology and skill development. It truly provides a framework for how to be an effective leader in anything you do. He feels grateful to have been given the opportunity, through the CSIA, to learn from some of the very best. This motivates him to always be his best. Today Toby manages the Grouse Mountain Snow School. He has reached a point in his career where he fully appreciates the value the CSIA has added to his way of life. Now Toby humbly seeks the opportunity to give back as a member of the CSIA BC board of directors.


Voting for BC Region Board of Director seats will now take place electronically at, through your member’s profile.

  • The election process for the BC Region Board of Directors is conducted by electronic ballot; and is open, as per the CSIA BC By-laws, to those members in good standing, who reside in the region.
  • Members are entitled to one vote; and once the ballot has been submitted, it is irrevocable.
  • Eligible members can cast their vote by electronically by accessing their member’s profile, clicking on the BALLOT tab; completing the ballot and clicking the SUBMIT button. The deadline to cast your vote electronically is Monday, 21 November, 2016.

This year only, because voting at the AGM used to be our practice, the CSIA BC will also count votes cast at the AGM (in person or by proxy). Should you be unable to vote online or attend the AGM, please use the proxy form found in the 2016 ProView magazine.

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