About Us

The Surrey 2016 WBSC XV Women's World Softball Championship is operated by the Canadian Open Fastpitch Society, a registered not-for-profit society dedicated to advocating and encouraging the development of the sport of softball by staging a first class, family oriented elite international fastpitch event. The event is devoted to providing high caliber, female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential and ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, provide a source of inspiration and mentorship to the youth of the sport and provide an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Surrey 2016 spectator.

The Canadian Open Fastpitch Society is registered in the province of British Columbia, Canada by the Registrar of Societies under the Society Act of British Columbia. As such, we operate with a constitution and bylaws.


Vision Statement

To inspire youth, celebrate our community, and promote engagement in sport, on and off the field.

Mission Statement

To host the greatest World Championship ever, where the unifying power of sport will bring our community together and inspire athletes from around the world to reach farther, push harder, and seek excellence.


Surrey 2016 Committee

2016 Directors

  • President & Chairman – Greg Timm
  • Vice-President – David Harris
  • Secretary/Treasurer – David Dowhaniuk
  • Director – Laura Ballance
  • Director – Jackie Dugger

2016 Executive Team

  • Chair of Hospitality - Lana Batcheller
  • Chair of Team Services - Jamie McKenzie
  • Chair of Celebration of Nations - Nikki Keith
  • Chair of Special Events - Kim Proctor
  • Chair of Marketing & Communications – Laura Ballance
  • Chair of Revenue Generation - Pat Horning
  • Chair of Volunteer Management - Nicol Quinn
  • Chair of Venue Management - David Harris
  • Chair of Sport Management - Jackie Dugger
  • Chair of Administration - Kristin Dolynski
  • Chair of International Relations - Roberto Perez-Leon

2016 Committee Chairs

  • Coordinator of Accessibility - Brenden Parker
  • Coordinator of Accommodations and Meal Services - Terrie Cruley
  • Coordinator of Accreditation – Zeone Andrijaszyn
  • Coordinator of Bat Girl Coordination – Karen Hefferland
  • Coordinator of Ceremonies & On-Field Promotions & Awards - TBD
  • Coordinator of Contingency Planning - Sarah Lemon
  • Coordinator of Finance - David Dowhaniuk
  • Coordinator of Game Production – Glenn Granstrom
  • Games Supervisor - Women's (Softball City) - Cliff Pettie & Rick Leche
  • Games Supervisor (Cloverdale Athletic Park) - Rob Upton
  • Games Supervisor (Sunnyside Park) - Roger Boily
  • Chair of Guest Services – Dagmar Dewitt & Brenda Ferris
  • Coordinator of Heroes Series/Clinics - Tracey Oye
  • Coordinator of Host Families – Keith Hart
  • Coordinator of Medal Ceremonies - Shelly Gardiner
  • Coordinators of Medal Ceremonies & Parade of Athletes (Canadian Open) - Emiko Angus & Devin Hacquard
  • Coordinator of Medical Services - Mark O'neill & Keith Johnson
  • Coordinator of Merchandising & Uniforming - Cheryl Head
  • Coordinator of Opening Ceremonies - Annalyse Percival
  • Coordinator of On-Site Logistics - Gemma Harris
  • Park Admission Supervisor (Softball City) - Aileen Pineault
  • Park Admission Supervisor (Cloverdale Athletic Park) - Maria Winter
  • Park Admission Supervisor (Sunnyside Park) - Cathy Brady
  • Coordinator of Park Fundraising (50/50) CAP - Jacque Clarke
  • Coordinator of Park Maintenance - John Davies
  • Coordinator of Parking - Dave Buck
  • Official Scorer - Suzanne Sigurdson
  • Coordinator of Scorekeeping (Softball City) - Tarry Jamieson
  • Coordinator of Scorekeeping (Cloverdale Athletic Park) - Lavaughn Larson
  • Coordinator of Scorekeeping (Sunnyside Park) - Maureen Craig
  • Coordinator of Security - TBA
  • Site Supervisor (Cloverdale Athletic Park) – Chad Olafson
  • Site Supervisor (Sunnyside Park) – TBA
  • Coordinator of Team Participation - Sherri Dypchey
  • Co-Chair of Team Services - BJ Brown
  • Coordinator of Tournament Logistics – Arnie Groenewegen
  • Coordinator of Transportation - Frank Demaris & Jim Prokop
  • Coordinator of VIP Hospitality – Pam O’Connor
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Hospitality – Diane Hill
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Services - Jill Battie
  • Coordinator of Venue Logistics (Celebration of Nations) - Theresa Thom
  • Coordinator of Welcome Ceremonies - Tracy Bell
  • Umpire in Chief (Women's) – Brian Van Os
  • Umpire in Chief (Futures & Showcase) – Dave Brewer

2016 Office Staff

  • Executive Director - Brittney Prentice
  • Events Manager - Cari Henri
  • Project Manager - Kara Walker
  • Administrator - Mason Harrison

2016 Affiliates

  • City of Surrey Liaisons - Hugh Norris & Jamey Serediuk
  • International Softball Federation Liaison - Dale McMann
  • Softball Canada Liaison - Hugh Mitchener
  • Softball British Columbia Liaison - Rick Benson