Our Board Of Directors

The Engine Behind Our Operations

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. Our board guides the Cowichan Sportsplex in decision making, strategizing and innovating new ways to keep the Cowichan Valley healthy and active.

Don McClintock, President

Don McClintock has from an early age been keenly interested in organized & recreational sports activities. These included ice hockey, curling, track & field, tennis, cycling,  sailing & scuba diving. Don has previously served as a Director of the Chesterfield Sports Society Board from 2006 – 2014 and President 2007 – 2013.  Don regards the Cowichan Sportsplex as a Recreational Jewel in the Cowichan Valley and is proud once again to be serving as a Director and President of the Society Board of Directors.

Daryl Forbes, Treasurer

Daryl Forbes is the treasurer for the Chesterfield Sport Society. A former albertan businessman Daryl owned a large agricultural company before migrating west to BC. He also was invested in a local tractor equipment sales company here on Vancouver Island.  He’s been the treasurer for the Sportsplex since 2019. In his spare time Daryl enjoys traveling abroad, spending time with his wife and kids as well as walking the black track along the Sportsplex. 



Ken James, Director

Ken James having been born and raised in the Valley, is the long standing president of the Cowichan Valley Slo-Pitch league (since 2009). Seeing people participating in the league and growing the game while keeping it inclusive to all ages and ability levels has been a particular achievement for Ken. Ken welcomes any new players the the league and invites anyone interested to contact him. Ken has been a strong supporter of sports and recreation in the Cowichan Valley and has been a proud member of the board of directors since 2006.

Cara Light, Director

Cara Light is a chartered accountant working at MNP LLP with over 25 years of expereince helping small business and not for profit organizations succeed. Cara grew up in Sooke, B.C. and spent several years in Calgary, returning to the Cowichan Valley in 2003. A few years after returning to Vancouver Island, her and her husband were introduced to the Ceevacs Roadrunners Club through one of the running clinics and from there, entered the world of running and triathalons. Cara is currently the president of the Ceevacs Roadrunners club society and joined the Chesterfield Sportsplex Society in 2018. Cara beleives that the Cowichan Valley needs great facilities like the Sportsplex to train and promote sports. Past Board positions held include the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation and she is currently a member of the Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club.

Bob Swanson, Director

A Cowichan Valley Resident
since 1963, Bob was a popular Realtor for 20 years prior to opening Swanson Appraisals on July 1, 1988. Swanson Appraisals continued
successfully until Bob’s retirement in 2011. Once Bob closed his business’ doors, he began to look to volunteering within his community. Offering time to organizations as the Salvation Army Kettle Drive, and other non-profit organizations. In 2007 Bob joined Legion Branch 53 and became an active member, participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies and other events and ceremonies each year.  Bob’s latest endeavour was becoming a corporate sponsor for the newly formed College Baseball League  Harbour Cats/Nanaimo Night Owls.  As he awaits the 2022 baseball season to begin, he accepted a seat on the board of directors for the Cowichan Sports Plex.





Jim Dias, Secretary

Jim graduated from BCIT Diploma in Business Administration with Honors, 1970. His working career 1970-2010: Retail, Banking, Provincial Government and finally Local Government with the District of North Cowichan 1974-2010, last 20 years as a CAO. Member of the Rotary Club of Duncan since 1991 (25 years). Member of Providence Farm Board 2010-2016, last two as Board Chair. Currently Private Consultant. Chair of Ceremonies for 1991 BC Winter Games held in the Cowichan Valley. Oversaw Men’s Recreational Hockey in BC Seniors Games, also held in the Cowichan Valley.


Sue Plester, Director

Professionally, Sue is a strategic planning and communication consultant known for her ability to capitalize on clients’ strengths to create oppourtunities for success. Personally, she is a passionate community builder dedicated to creating a more robust, vibrant, prosperous, and safe Cowichan Region.

Chris Jaycox, Executive Director

Chris Jaycox has had an accomplished career in sports, business and media as well as being a successful entrepreneur. A former fully sponsored skier, he toured Canada with the TV series “Slopestyle” in the early 2000’s. In 2011 Chris worked with the District of Tofino as their summer programmer putting on successful camps for local kids. He’s thrilled to be living back in the Cowichan Valley working at the Sportsplex as the Executive Director.

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