Our Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated team

Did you know the Sportsplex is run by a non-profit society? Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers with a shared commitment – they are dedicated to better health and vitality in our community.

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Director Information Package or Contact the Sportsplex

Introducing our Board of Directors

President: Don McClintock
New Directors (photos & bios coming soon): Melanie Brancato, Jim Dias & Jamie Goodman

Barry Water

Barry Waters

2nd Vice President/Past President

Barry strongly believes that if you want to live in a good and healthy community, then you have to contribute to making it so. He grew up on Vancouver Island and made his living in the family scrap metal business, eventually becoming president and CEO. Through the years Barry has been actively involved in sports, coaching his sons’, and women’s flag football. He has strongly supported the vision for the Sportsplex from the get-go, and came on board as the Construction Chair when the facility was being built. Now retired, Barry currently serves as Past President on the Board.

Laura Ferreira

Laura Ferriera

1st Vice President

An avid field hockey player, Laura played and coached extensively in the Cowichan Valley, as did her husband and her children. Her passion for the sport got her involved in raising money to build a turf field, and by 1999 she was on the board of the Chesterfield Sports Society, actively supporting the vision of the Sportsplex. Laura cherishes the excitement that the original vision of the Sportsplex started, and is proud to continue her tenure on the Board for such a valuable regional and community asset.

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis


Originally from England, Richard moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1981. With a background in banking and business ownership, a friend asked him to become the Treasurer of the Chesterfield Sports Society in 1999. As such, he was very involved in the fundraising and planning that went into bringing the Sportsplex to life. Richard is immensely proud of the sense of community created through the vision and development of the Sportsplex, and the unique community model the Sportsplex has become.


Laura Dewit


Laura grew up in Victoria playing softball and school sports and was a coxswain on the UVIC Women’s Rowing team from 1983-1987. She enjoys volunteering and believes participation in sport builds character, health and a sense of community through teamwork. She coaches for the Cowichan Valley Soccer Association and is President of the CVAC Track and Field Club. Laura became a Sportsplex Director because she believes the facility brings people together. She also believes that the Sportsplex will become a destination point for sport groups across BC which would aid our local economy.

Questions & Answers

The Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month except July and August.

The Society’s 22st Annual General Meeting will be held during the week of October 24 to October 30, 2017.