Calgary (RWH) Patrick Jarvis, has been named interim chief executive officer of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, the Board of Directors announced.
Over the next three months, Jarvis will help shape a new vision for the future of the sport organization while providing operational stability and creating a supportive culture that ensures wellness for all participants including athletes, coaches, staff, Board members, volunteers and officials.
A Paralympian in the sport of athletics, Jarvis’ competitive experiences have been an asset for his successful career in sport management so he understands the challenges and opportunities facing a national sport organization in Canada.
Starting in 2015, he served over three years as executive director at Canada Snowboard where he led the rebuild of the governing body for the sport of snowboarding in Canada, and set the organization up for long-term success.
Amongst his many other leadership positions, Jarvis was the president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee from 1998-2006 and was the Canadian Team’s chef de mission in Nagano 1998. His extensive sport administrative experience has been garnered through numerous roles within a variety of committees and boards. Jarvis was a Board Member for Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Games and served on the IPC Board of Governors from 2005-17.