The Calgary Spartans Track and Field Club is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with its Constitution and Bylaws. All Board members are volunteers and are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting held in November of each year.
The 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors is as follows:
|President – Evelyn Burnett
Evelyn has been a member of the Calgary Spartans since 2004. She was an avid track and field athlete in her youth and was excited to find a Master’s Athletics program at the Spartans just before World Masters Games were held in Edmonton in 2005 where she began competing again. Although she enjoys trying to keep up to the young athletes while training at the track, her passion is to support Spartan athletes and coaches and help make the Spartans a premier club that young athletes want to choose to get great coaching, make friends, and strive for success. Evelyn joined the Board in 2005 and has served as Treasurer for a number of years. In addition, she served as Business Director and VP Admin for Athletics Alberta for three years.
|Vice President – Vacant
|Treasurer – Peter Bassett
Peter Bassett is a director of an Engineering firm and is the father of 3 children, one of which is in the Sprints Program. Peter enjoys spending time with his family as well as staying active in his free time. He brings great communication and decision-making skills to the Spartans Track Club being a former sprinter, participating in meets that were held in Toronto. Peter is currently in charge of all the workshops. He is very delighted to be volunteering with such great people!
|Secretary – Rhonda Richardson
I am a native of the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago. I completed my secondary and tertiary studies in Montreal, Quebec. My background is in the field of Early Childhood/ Elementary Education. Since moving to Calgary in 2011, I have been actively involved in school committees and other non profit organizations. I enjoy cooking, board games and country music. My son is currently enrolled in the AD program. I am happy to be affiliated with the Spartans Track Club, both in my role as secretary and athlete parent.
|Registrar – Sharon Evans
Sharon Evans has been a Master’s athlete for 6 years, 2.5 of which with the Calgary Spartans. She has served with two Track & Field organizations, previously as Vice President with the Spartans in 2014, and as a jumps coach with the Greyhounds in BC from 2015 to 2018. These experiences have given her the opportunity to see three sides: athlete, board member and coach. Sharon has also worked in the non-profit sector in both Alberta and BC for over 10 years. Her work background includes administration and program coordination. She is comfortable with all aspects of administration and has experience with a variety of databases. Sharon looks forward to being one of the first points of contact in the role of Registrar with the Spartans.
|Director –Matt Phippen
Matt has been on the Spartan board for over 1 year as Equipment Director, currently ordering all new equipment and managing inventory levels. Matt has been a competitive distance runner over the years and has a daughter in the AD program over the last three years to which she is currently one of the top ranked sprinters in the province.
|Director – Jill Middleton
Jill joined the Calgary Spartans in 2018 as the Assistant Coach for the Distance group and was quickly brought onto the Board as a Director soon thereafter. She has a passion for running and has competed over the years in track, cross country, 10Ks, half marathons, triathlons and various trail running races. She co-founded and co-organized the Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series in Fort McMurray from 2012-2016 which brought trail running races to the community. Jill enjoys being involved in the running community and coaching the Spartans. She is excited to bring her organizational strengths, technical skills and passion to the Board!
|Director – Nancy Hamilton
Nancy was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She was involved in track and field in high school before pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer. Her dancing took her to Montreal and then down to Cincinnati, where she danced with Cincinnati Ballet for a number of years. Nancy returned home in 1995 to attend the U of A, where she received her B.Ed. in Special Education and was hired by Edmonton Public Schools. For the next 16 years she worked as an elementary and junior high teacher at various schools around Edmonton before moving to Calgary in the summer of 2018. She is now teaching at a junior high school in Northwest Calgary, and continues to run and cycle to stay fit.
Nancy has been a Board member since the summer of 2019, and has a daughter that trains sprints and jumps. Nancy is excited to be part of the Spartan’s Board this year, and is grateful to the club for the success her daughter has had in the short time she has trained with them.