NOVEMBER 2, 2022 | TORONTO, ON. – Boxing Ontario is thrilled to officially welcome the new Board of Directors.

Boxing Ontario’s elections took place virtually at the first part of their 2022 Annual General Meeting on October 2. Three individuals were elected by voting members to serve a two-year term on Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors: Tom Hennessey, Vince Mac Donald, and Jill Perry. These individuals joined current Board Members Jenn Ogg and Jay Corcoran who were elected at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Following part two of the AGM on October 23, 2022, the new Board Members announced the Board position appointments:

President – Jenn Ogg

Vice-President – Tom Hennessey

Secretary – Vince Mac Donald

Director at Large – Jill Perry

Director at Large – Jay Corcoran

The new Board aims to reflect the values of inclusiveness, respect, integrity, high ethical standards, community building, and a focus on what is best for the athletes as they continue to execute on Boxing Ontario’s vision of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.

The call for nominations to the Board of Directors began in August 2022, and Boxing Ontario’s Nominations Committee received 18 applications from individuals who were willing to dedicate their time and expertise to help the advancement of boxing in Ontario. Boxing Ontario would like to thank all the nominees for their applications.

Boxing Ontario would like to thank the outgoing Board of Directors, Jennifer Huggins (President), Michael Williamson (Vice-President), and Syd Vanderpool (Director at Large), for their tremendous contributions and devotion to Boxing Ontario and its membership. Through their leadership, they helped to navigate the organization through one of its most difficult moments in history, the COVID-19 pandemic. 

With the new board now in place, Boxing Ontario welcomes applications to their member-driven committees. Boxing Ontario committees and their members have a direct impact on the sport of boxing in Ontario, and help build a stronger, more cohesive organization in many areas including High Performance, Competitions & Events, Provincial Coaching, Female Development, Officials, and Governance. To round out the team, Boxing Ontario is also seeking a Treasurer. The application deadline has been extended until Sunday, November 6, 2022.

A Message from Boxing Ontario’s President, Jenn Ogg:

“It is a great honour to introduce myself to you as President of the Board of Directors for Boxing Ontario. I would like to thank our previous Board for their dedication and commitment to move our organization out of a pandemic and back to competition. I would also like to thank our Past President, Jennifer Huggins, for her guidance, support and leadership through a difficult and challenging time.

“My first year on the Board was extremely rewarding. It has been a pleasure to return to boxing, to get reacquainted with old friends, and to forge new relationships with the athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers who love and are passionate about our great sport.

“Thank you to the current Board of Directors, for your support, faith and trust in appointing me as President. I would also like to thank Erik Olsen, Naiomi Braithwaite, and Rebecca Freeman. A person is only as strong as the team around them, and I am confident that as a unified team and Board, we will guide our organization in a positive direction while making decisions that are always in the best interests of the membership we represent.

“I am excited to support the development of our athletes at all levels and to watch our membership continue to grow and thrive. I look forward to seeing you all at Provincials and beyond.”

The new Board of Directors looks forward to welcoming the membership at Boxing Ontario’s Provincial Championships; an advancing tournament which will determine the 2023 Boxing Ontario team as well as provide athletes with the opportunity to compete at the 2023 Canadian Championships.

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About Boxing Ontario:

Boxing Ontario is the only governing body for Olympic-style boxing in Ontario. As such, it is affiliated with Boxing Canada (CABA), the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport. Founded in 1972, Boxing Ontario encompasses over 150 clubs, 1,500 competitors, and more than 12,000 recreational members.

More Information:

Media Contact:

Rebecca Freeman | Communications, Boxing Ontario | [email protected] | +1 (416) 426-7250

Interview Opportunities:

Interviews are available virtually, via email or phone with:

  • Board Members (contacts available upon request)
  • Erik Olsen (Executive Director, Boxing Ontario)
  • Jennifer Huggins (Past President, Boxing Ontario)