About Triathlon Prince Edward Island
Triathlon PEI is the provincial sport governing body, dedicated to the growth, development and promotion of triathlon, duathlon, aquathon and winter triathlon in Prince Edward Island. Triathlon PEI is committed to fostering health and wellness through the sport of triathlon (swimming, cycling and running) for all athletes, regardless of skill or age.
One of our key goals is maximizing participation in Triathlon and multisport activities from youth and grass roots to elite levels in Prince Edward Island. We believe this will be an exceptional year as we have numerous development programs, a race series and events for all ages.
What we do
Triathlon PEI helps to build triathlon and multisport activities through:
- Sanctioning races to ensure they are designed to be safe and fair for athletes
- Obtaining liability insurance for the protection of all athletes, race directors, volunteer and officials at all sanctioned races and activities
- Sanctioning clubs
- Encouraging growth and development of the sport
- Training and certifying officials so that sanctioned races will be conducted in a fair and safe manner
- Supporting NCCP coaching training and certification programs so that there are sufficient community and high-performance coaches available in the province
- Encouraging athlete development, especially at the youth and junior level, for inter-provincial level competitions such as the Canada Games
- Building triathlon membership
Board of Directors
Phillip Watts | Treasurer
Phil has competed in a variety of sports and has a diversified background in the fitness industry with a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength Association of America and is a certified ironman coach from Ironman University. Phil currently works with athletes in various sports, including triathlon, with coaching and creating yearly training plans. He has a number of courses completed within the National Coaching Certification Program with Triathlon Canada and is the Provincial Triathlon coach for Triathlon PEI.
David Boyce | President
David Boyce has been a triathlete since 2015 and a board member of TriPEI since 2016. David works as a project manager at Veterans Affairs Canada. He volunteers his time with numerous organizations including being a high school basketball coach, a race director and was voted volunteer of the year by the PEI Roadrunners Association. Currently David is the President of TriPEI.
Javier Sanchez | Vice President
Javier Sanchez, originally from Argentina, moved to Canada in 1999 to experience the Canadian winter!. He lives in Cornwall, with his wife and three kids…and Rosco (the dog!). He is a veterinarian and works at the Atlantic Veterinary College. He loves sports and outdoor activities, he started doing triathlons four years ago and last year he completed his first half ironman in less than 6 hours!!
Christine Thibaudier-Ness | Secretary
Dedicated to spending as much of her free time outside and enjoying the outdoors, Christine Thibaudier-Ness is fairly new to the sports of triathlon, cycling and long-distance running. She is convinced that anyone can be involved in multi-sports, no matter the age and the pursuit. A firm believer in the philosophy of friendship, support, dedication and respect promoted by TriPEI, Christine is proud to be able to serve on the board. Before joining the association and the sport, she was an avid long-distance rider. When she is not involved in a physical activity, Christine enjoys reading, writing and painting. She runs the DELF center for the province of Prince Edward Island, gives workshops and is a sessional instructor at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Alexandra Keedwell | Member at large
Allie Keedwell has participated in distance running and triathlon for several years. She also cheers from the sidelines, as she supports her children in their sporting activities: hockey, competitive swimming, running, triathlon, and alpine ski racing. She believes deeply in the value of living an active life. She has served on the board of the Charlottetown Bluephin Aquatic Club and is a regional director on the PEIHSF board. She teaches English in the Adult Education program at Holland College and lives in Charlottetown with her husband, Dave, and their three children.
Ernest Schleichkorn | Member at large
He is off to Lausanne, Switzerland in September, 2019 representing Team Canada & PEI in Age Group Sprint Triathlon. He is also a director on 4 other boards, one being Cycling PEI.Ernie has been a triathlete since 1985, and is active in many sports. Ernie works as an Application Development Programmer Analyst at Canada Revenue Agency. He coaches Alpine Skiing, Road Cycling, Cross Country Mountain Biking & Triathlon. He is currently working on completing the National Coaching Certification Program with Triathlon Canada. His claim to fame is he once competed in a Byathlon (former name of Duathlon).
Marian Grant | Executive Director
Marian has competed in many sports over the years and physical activity and competition has been a life style choice from a very early age. She was an avid adventure racer competing in races from 24 hours to 6 days, marathon and ultra -marathon runner, biker, kayaker, canoer, and skier to name a few. Marian is a retired teacher and administrator, mother of three, one being a two time Olympian and grandmother of four, whom she enjoys spending time with. She lives in Stratford with her husband, Danny.
TriPEI is currently recruiting volunteers to be trained and serve as officials at sanctioned events. TriPEI also supports the organizers of sanctioned events in recruiting volunteers to assist in hosting their events in a range of categories – course marshals, lifeguards, setup and take down, and many other activities. Many events need volunteers on organizing committees to ensure events can take place. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity.
Soon to come.
Triathlon Prince Edward Island. We can. We will.