Equine Canada’s 2015 Director-at-Large Election is Now Open

Ottawa, Ont.–The Equine Canada Board of Directors consists of three Director-at-Large positions, which are elected by the membership. One Director-at-Large position is elected each year and serves a three-year term.

Nominations have closed for candidates seeking the vacant Director-at-Large seat for 2015, and voting runs from Feb. 6-27, 2015, 4:00 p.m. EST.

Each year the Equine Canada Nominations Committee has the responsibility of presenting a slate of candidates to the membership for the election of a Director-at-Large.

2015 candidates standing for election:

  • Jorge Bernhard
  • Jessica Dansereau
  • Jennifer Emmans
  • Lorna Minz
  • Frederic Pierrestiger
  • Shayne Tryon

Am I eligible to vote?
In order to vote you must be 18 years of age or over in the year of election and be an individual member in good standing as per Equine Canada By-Laws on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Each individual can cast one vote for the Director-at-Large.

How do I vote?
Online: Go to https://licence.equinecanada.ca/dal_vote/login_en.aspx and login using your personal Equine Canada username and password to register to vote. You can immediately complete the voting process after your successful registration.

If, as a member, you do not have your Equine Canada username and password to login, please complete the online self-registration form at https://licence.equinecanada.ca/dal_registration/index_en.aspx and login information will be provided.

Deadline: Online self-registration and email registration ends Feb. 24, 2015.

By Mail-In: Members can vote by mail if they prefer by contacting the Equine Canada voting services at nominations@equinecanada.ca to request a Register to Vote Form. Once you are registered, you’ll receive an election package and ballot either by mail, fax or e-mail as per your request.

Deadline for Mail-In Vote Form: your vote must be received at the Equine Canada office no later than 4 p.m., EST, Feb. 27, 2015. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline will not be accepted.

If you have questions regarding the 2015 Director-At-Large election process, please contact Katherine Strong at kstrong@equinecanada.ca or call 1 866 282 8395 x 130.

The successful candidate will be introduced at the Equine Canada Annual General Meeting, March 27, 2015, as part of the Equine Canada Annual Convention to be held at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa from March 25-28, 2015.