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2023 AGM


Hockey Alberta is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, November 30. The meeting will be held virtually, using Zoom, starting at 7:00 pm (MST).

It is important for Executive Members of Member organizations (MHAs, Recreational/ Pond Hockey Programs, Para/ Sledge Hockey Programs, Accredited Schools, Junior Leagues and Senior Leagues) to attend the AGM to exercise your right to vote in the elections and for Notices of Motion. It is also important for sanctioned Minor Hockey Leagues to attend to obtain valuable information.

The Annual Meeting of Hockey Alberta is held within six (6) months of the conclusion of the fiscal year end. Hockey Alberta’s fiscal year runs August 1 to July 31. In addition to any other business that may be transacted, the following business shall be conducted this year:

  • The election of three (3) Director positions, each for a three year term;
  • The presentation of the audited financial statements and report of the auditor;
  • The appointment of the auditor for the ensuing fiscal year; and
  • The report of the Directors, if any.

The following documents and Board nomination information will be referenced during the AGM:


Please note that any overdue accounts must be paid in full for Members to be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Please refer to Article 4, 4.7 and 4.8 of the Hockey Alberta Bylaws for information about voting privileges/ procedures.

For the purposes of this online meeting, voting will be conducted using the Sport Law’s Simply Voting platform. Only registered Voting Members who complete and submit the online AGM Registration will be included in the voting list and entitled to vote. Please ensure your Member organization’s President/ General Manager has completed the registration process, identifying your voting delegate prior to the Monday, November 20 registration deadline. Attendance and Voting Instructions will be sent to properly registered voting delegates after the registration deadline has passed. If you have not received your voting instructions by Monday, November 27, please contact Kevin Macrae, Director Hockey Operations.

During the AGM, each motion, and the voting options, will be shared via an email to all voting members. Voting Delegates will be afforded a specified amount of time to vote on the motion and the voting scrutineer will monitor the incoming votes to ensure that all votes are collected. At the conclusion of a reasonable time period or confirmation of all votes by the voting scrutineer, the voting poll will close.




Hockey Alberta’s Board of Director positions are elected by the members of Hockey Alberta at the AGM. Three (3) Director at Large positions are up for election at this year’s AGM. Each successful candidate will serve a term of three (3) years. Per Hockey Alberta Bylaw 5.2, the final date for nominations to be accepted for Board of Directors elections was October 31, 2023 and therefore the nomination process is now closed.

Per the Hockey Alberta Bylaws, the following recommended candidates will be presented for election to the Board of Directors at the 2023 Hockey Alberta AGM on Thursday, November 30:

Director at Large Michael Bates Cochrane
Director at Large Francois Gagnon Fort McMurray
Director at Large Al-Amin Vira Heritage Pointe

A short video introduction of each candidate can be viewed below:

Michael Bates, Cochrane

Francois Gagnon, Fort McMurray

Al-Amin Vira, Heritage Pointe