Vice President, Sport announced at Whistler Sport Legacies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Whistler, BC: Roger Soane, President and CEO of Whistler Sport Legacies announced today that Lucinda Jagger will join the organization as Vice President, Sport.  The new position has been created to support the high performance sport and parasport community in Whistler, to place the town as the first choice of athletes to live, train and compete; and to make Whistler the preferred destination for national and international sport competitions.  Whistler native Jagger has developed in-depth expertise in sport, from entry level to Olympic podium.  As a graduate from the University of Victoria (Masters, Coaching Studies) and the University of Calgary (Physical Education), she has worked in a variety of leadership and coaching roles in Canada’s high-performance sport community.

“Having Lucinda in this role will directly contribute towards our organization’s mission, which is to grow sport. With her excellent reputation in the sport community, she will help take Whistler Sport Legacies and Whistler as a sporting venue to the next level,” said Roger Soane.  Jagger is excited to take on the position and to return to her hometown: “It is an honor for me to help establish the resort community as a venue of choice for athletes of all disciplines and to lead the development of Whistler as a centre for sports excellence.”  Jagger will not only work on the development and delivery of Whistler Sport Legacies’ core disciplines, but she will also support partnerships with other key stakeholders, organizations and sporting events in the Sea to Sky Corridor’s sport community.

Jagger has played an important role in the ongoing success of high performance programming for Canadian winter sport, as a coaching manager and development advisor for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association (CFSA) and as high performance advisor to six Own the Podium winter sport programs.  More recently, she played a central role in the advancement of high performance sport in Whistler through the development of Canadian Sport Institute-Pacific’s Whistler campus and as Own the Podium’s lead for the Whistler State of Sport meetings. Lucinda Jagger will join Whistler Sport Legacies the first week of July, 2014.