Dave Patterson
President & CEO

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A recognized leader in Canadian sport, Dave is embracing his new role as CEO of Canada Games as well as the President of the Canada Games Council.  He holds a doctorate in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, a master’s degree Recreation Administration from Sacramento State University and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary.

He worked as a consultant for the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) on the National Sport Federation Enhancement Initiative where he helped implement 115 projects to enhance business functions and to increase the capacity of Canada’s National Sport Federations. David also held the role of CEO for Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada from 2012 to 2014 as well as Executive Director of Ringette Canada from 2004 to 2012.

His vast experience in working with sport organizations along with his demonstrated skills in revenue generation are sure to help him quickly thrive in his new role at Canada Games.

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