Our People

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Since the festival's creation 27 years ago, many talented and passionate people have worked behind the scenes to delight its visitors. The festival is governed by a non-profit society, with a Board of Directors who is passionate about sport, arts and culture, and spreading winter joy throughout the community.The festival's staff members work all year long to iron out every last detail of the event and collaborate with community organizations to help it grow.

Board of Directors

President - Harm de Groot
Vice-President - Jeff Davis
Treasurer - Tony Loconte
Director (Edmonton Winter Triathalon) - Rodney Al
Director (Marathons) - Brian Johnston
Director - Rikke Dootjes
Director - Tyler Westover
Secretary - Russell Gottschalk


Creative Director - Ritchie Velthuis
Festival Producer - Erin DiLoreto
Office Assistant - Maria Koulouris
Bookkeeper - Shamira da Silva
Volunteer Coordinator - Karen Mykietka
School Program Coordinator - Karena Dang
Site Manager - Matt L'Hirondelle
Site Staff - Bruce Chedzoy
Site Staff - Shauna Murphy
Site Staff - Joanna Topshee
Stage Manager - Trent Crosby
Official Photographer - Marc J.Chalifoux

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