The Harriers Annual General Meeting is held every January and four or more executive officers are elected: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors at Large.  In addition to the elected executive, a number of Venue Coordinators are appointed to assist with club governance and/or to manage certain club responsibilities throughout the year.

Board Of Governors

Executive Officers

President                            (List of past presidents)
Kathleen Birney - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-658-1960

The President is the chief executive officer of the society and supervises the control of all club business and affairs.  She presides at all meetings of the directors and recognizes by-laws of the constitution at general club meetings.

Vice President
Gary Duncan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-721-2912

The Vice President shall perform the function and duties of the President in her absence.  He will assist the President with tasks such as fixtures, race reports and social events.

Secretary
Sonja Yli-Kahila - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-661-1781

The Secretary shall keep a book of minutes at all meetings of the directors or members.  She shall have custody of the constitution and manage all correspondence of the society.

Treasurer
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

The Treasurer is responsible for all finances, assets and securities of the society.  He receives and disburses monies from all sources and maintains the financial records of the club.

Director at Large

Heather Afford - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - 250- 885-0284

Up to eight additional Directors at Large can be elected to attend all meetings in conjunction with the Board of Governors to discuss executive business.

Operational Coordinators

Operational Coordinators are appointed and manage certain club responsibilities throughout the year.

Social Coordinators
Lisa Cantwell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - 250-857-5192   and  Heather Afford - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-885-0284

Responsible for coordinating all social functions including club runs, the annual awards party, the family barbecue and other social events.

Wilderness Run Coordinators
Andrew Pape-Salmon and Sara Pape-Salmon - 250-592-7017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Responsible for coordinating spring and summer wilderness runs for club members.

Current News Coordinators
Claire Morgan  - 250-213-8027 and Wendy Davies - 250-384-2100 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Responsible for coordinating, producing, editing and distributing material posted under the Current News area of the PIH website.

Race Equipment Coordinator
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

Responsible for storage, maintenance, insurance, acquisition, repair and rental of race equipment owned by the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club.

Vancouver Island Runners' Association Coordinator
Kathleen Birney - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-658-1960

Responsible for representing the Harriers at VIRA meetings and providing liaison with Vancouver Island Runners' Association.

Results and Fixtures Coordinator
Gary Duncan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-721-2912

Responsible for reporting current race results and updating the membership on upcoming race fixtures, and maintaining various results databases on the PIH website.

Club History Coordinator
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

Responsible for club history, hard copy photo albums, past race results, scholarships, statistics, financial reports and media liaison.

Membership Coordinator
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

Registrar responsible for maintaining the master PIH membership database, lists, fees, application forms and B.C. Athletics membership/liaison.

New Members Coordinator
Sean Finucane - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-381-6400

Responsible for welcoming new members to the club and providing introductory materials and orientation.

Race Walking Coordinator
Helen Jaques - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-479-7872

Responsible for coordinating all race walking activities within the Harriers including local races and social club walks.

Foundation Coordinator
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

Responsible for chairing the Harriers Foundation Committee to initiate, review, accept and report on community, educational, youth, athlete support and charitable club projects.

Website Coordinator
Lara Wear - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-686-4898

Responsible for maintaining the club's internet home page and coordinating related communications.

Sponsorship Coordinator
Andrew Pape-Salmon - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-592-7017

Responsible for recruiting and servicing any corporate sponsorships for the club and its events.

 Harriers Race Directors

Pioneer 8K Race Director
Kathleen Birney - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-658-1960

Responsible for coordinating the club's annual January fixture in the Vancouver Island Race Series.

Thetis Lake Relay and Gunner Shaw Race Director
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

Responsible for coordinating the club's two annual November fixtures at Thetis Lake Park.

Elk/Beaver Ultras Race Director
Darcy Kernel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-598-5127

Responsible for coordinating the club's annual May fixture at Elk and Beaver Lake Park.

Stewart Mountain Race Director
Elaine Galbraith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-386-2955

Responsible for coordinating the club's annual December fixture at Thetis Lake Park.

Boxing Day Race Director
Gary Duncan  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-721-2912

Responsible for coordinating the club's annual December 26th fixture from the Prairie Inn Pub.

New Year's Day Memorial Run Director
Bob Reid - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 250-384-1520

Responsible for coordinating the club's annual January 1 predicted time run from the memorial bench at Beaver Lake.

List of Past Presidents

1978 - Gunner Shaw
1979- Alex Marshall
1980 - Linda Moist
1981 - Don Gillman
1982 - Tony Boydell
1983 - Stu Fall
1984 - Marg Melvin
1985 - Brian Connon
1986 - Bob Reid
1987 - Bob Reid
1988 - David Kirk
1989 - John Bones
1990 - John Bones
1991 - Mike Ellis
1992 - Bob Reid
1993 - Bob Reid
1994 - Bob Reid
1995 - Merell Harlow
1996 - Rob Reid
1997 - Merell Harlow
1998 - Mike Boissonneault
1999 - Mike Boissonneault
2000 - Sylvan Smyth
2001 - Brian Turner

2002 to 2016 Susan Norrington (15 consecutive terms)

2017 - Kathleen Birney

List of Lifetime Members and Year of Induction

1986 - Gunner Shaw
1986 - Alex Marshall
1986 - Ken Smythe
1999 - Bob Reid
2004 - Kohn McKay
2006 - Ken Bonner
2007 - Maurice Tarrant
2008 - Garfield Saunders
2009 - Marg Melvin
2011 - Susan Norrington
2012 - Brian Turner
2012 - Anita Carter
2013 - Wendy Davies
2014 - Dan Harlow
2014 - Merell Harlow
2014 - Garth Ball
2015 - Gary Duncan
2016 - Mike Emerson

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