What is Croquet Canada?
By Rob McCrea
is the national body that oversees croquet in Canada. Croquet Canada started May 1987 (see attached publication). The original objects of the organization were to regulate the sport of croquet in Canada, however as croquet rules became standardized and universally adopted, the primary role of Croquet Canada has become one of promoting the sport. In its role of overseeing and promoting croquet, our national body:
• provides guidelines and sanctions Canadian tournaments,
• offers equipment loans, rule books and mentoring to start-up croquet clubs,
• promotes The Mallet, a news journal dedicated to croquet in Canada, • communicates to its members and the public through its website,
• recognizes achievements in the croquet community with awards, • maintains relationships with other national croquet associations, • selects players to represent Canada in international competitions,
• provides resources and guidance to its member clubs on croquet issues and
• provides insurance to its members.
There are eight board members representing croquet clubs from across the country.
2019-2020 Board of Directors & Committees Officers & Directors:
Jim Wright: President
Chris Loat: Treasurer
Robert Owen: Corporate Secretary
Directors Andrew de Courcy-Ireland:
Eastern Canada Representative
Pierre Dunn: Western Canada Representative
Communications Committee Jim Wright: Chair Pierre Dunn Gregg Hannah John Richardson Finance Committee Chris Loat: Chair Andrew de Courcy-Ireland
Nominating and Governance Committee Robert McCrea: Chair Robert Owen
Selection Committee John Richardson - Chair Gregg Hannah Robert McCrea
BICC has been well represented on the board in the past. Bill Caradine, Bill Rowat, Cal Scotchmer and David Druiett have all served on the board or on committees.
Croquet players are encouraged to visit the Croquet Canada website at croquet.ca
and to contribute stories and photographs to The Mallet newsletter.
Here is that original The Mallet newsletter!