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Committee Member, Calgary Sports & Major Events (CSME) (WR: 593)

Posted 2 years ago

Pekarsky & Co. has once again partnered with Tourism Calgary, the official destination marketing organization for Calgary, to help them find individuals interested in serving in a volunteer capacity for the Calgary Sport & Major Events (CSME) Committee.


The CSME is an advisory committee to both The City of Calgary and the Board of Tourism Calgary. Its role is to provide strategic direction, advice and due diligence to the Tourism Calgary Board and management in the proactive process of selecting, evaluating and attracting major sports and culture events for Calgary. Based on its event selection priorities and criteria, committee members help evaluate and recommend bid initiatives and events for potential investment.


The vision for the CSME, working with Tourism Calgary and other key organizations in Calgary, is to win bids for and attract major sports, recreation and cultural events to generate incremental economic and social benefits for Calgary. This includes activation of existing facilities and advocacy for the development of new and improved facilities.


The Role: Committee Member

Start Date: November 2021 or Subsequent Years

Type of Position: Volunteer


CSME seeks individuals who possess and demonstrate a strategic combination of personal attributes, expertise, social capital, competencies and occupational backgrounds so that, collectively, the committee has access to a broad diversity of experiences, perspectives, information, connections, and skills to carry out its advisory responsibilities.

CSME is seeking individuals interested in becoming committee members. Committee members will serve a two-year term starting upon the date of their selection to CSME. A member may serve a total of three terms, consecutive or non-consecutive, for a total of no more than six years of service.

As volunteers, committee members will commit approximately 10 to 12 hours per quarter to committee related activities, including preparation for and participation in a minimum of four meetings annually, involvement in working groups from time to time, as well as attending occasional networking/community events.

Committee members will be expected to contribute through key advocacy and communication channels within the community and promote and support the initiatives of the CSME.


Qualifications to be Considered

The CSME is seeking individuals with proven executive-level leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Marketing and sponsorship
  • Stakeholder and government relations
  • Sport sector or creative industry leadership and governance

While not a strict requirement to be considered for this opportunity, previous Board experience in the public or not-for-profit sector will also be considered a strong asset.


Diversity & Inclusion

Promoting diverse and inclusive boards and committees is a top priority for Tourism Calgary and the CSME. We are seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, expertise and personal attributes to ensure diversity of thought on the CSME.


To apply

If you are committed to playing a leadership role within our community, you possess the qualifications outlined herein, and are passionate about Calgary and helping it to become the ultimate host city, please consider submitting an application.

To apply, please send the following to Erin Dand, Client Partner at Pekarsky & Co., at [email protected]:


Application Requirements

  • Cover letter indicating how you possess the qualifications required for the position; and
  • Current resume


Join us in building the ultimate host city!

Deadline for applications: October 8, 2021

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