Welcome to our two new members to the Board of Directors

For immediate release

March 2, 2015


BC Adaptive Snowsports welcomes two new members to their volunteer Board of Directors


Vancouver (BC) – After a search that attracted more than a dozen applicants to fill two spots on the BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) board, Gurdeep Parhar & Nigel Collett were selected as new Directors.

Currently the Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships & Professionalism at UBC Faculty of Medicine; Associate Medical Staff at Vancouver Coastal and Royal Columbian, Eagle Ridge and Burnaby General Hospitals; Parhar is also Medical Director at Pacific Coast Recovery Care where he specializes in treating patients with severely disabling injuries. Along with board director experience that includes the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Parhar brings additional business and financial knowledge to the board of BCAS.  

 “This is a wonderful opportunity to engage in a highly respected and successful community initiative that provides programming to a segment of the population with challenges – but with a fierce determination to succeed” says Parhar.


Joining Parhar is Nigel Collett, a management executive with three decades of experience including ten years as CIO of Tourism BC. Most recently with T4G Limited of Vancouver as Principal Consultant, Collett has a successful record of delivering high quality leadership, strategies and solutions for the Finance, Utility, Retail and Travel/Hospitality industries in both the private and public sectors. His background in strategic planning as well as human resources and risk management is especially valuable in his new role as a BCAS director.

He was first introduced to BCAS when his daughter, who has Cerebral Palsy, participated in adaptive skiing programs several years ago. “She still talks about it” says Collett. “She is my inspiration to serve on the BCAS and give back what I can.”


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BC Adaptive Snowsports (formerly The Disabled Skiers Association of BC) has been delivering adaptive snowsports programs throughout BC since 1973. From first contact opportunities to the BC Para Alpine Ski Team, BC Adaptive Snowsports introduces individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to the freedom and therapeutic benefits of skiing and snowboarding. For information on BC Adaptive Snowsports visit our website www.bcadaptive.com

BC Adaptive Snowsports Media Contact:

Wayne Leslie, Executive Director

604.333.3630 x 201 Email: wayne@bcadaptive.com