Below are the submitted Bios for the Nominees of the 2022 Zone Director Election in alphabetical order by Zone.
Okanagan, Mac Corrie:
Hello, for those of you in which I am unfamiliar, I am Mac Corrie. I currently reside in the Okanagan region and I am running to represent all of you as Zone Director for the Okanagan region. As some of you may know, I have also been the Membership Co-ordinator for IPSC BC since early 2020, and have been working behind the scenes day to day and at the board level, as the membership coordinator for all IPSC BC members.
I started in this sport in 2016, but did not start actively participating in matches until 2018. Since that time, I have had the pleasure of shooting a minimum of once in nearly every city that holds matches. My current goal is to shoot 90 percent of the matches held every year for the next couple of years. In addition, I had the pleasure of representing BC on the Provincial Standard Team in Halifax this summer.
Attending the various matches and competitions across the province throughout the past few years, I believe I am able to represent the Okanagan Zone well.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Okanagan, Jay Hedden:
I am running for Okanagan Zone Director. I have been a board member with the Vernon Fish and Game Club for the past 2 years and have developed an understanding of the workings and procedures of a non-profit organization.
I started shooting in 2017 and became addicted immediately. In 2018, I took a Range Officer course to further myself in the sport and to give back to the shooting community.
I started directing matches 2 years ago and have designed at least 50 stages and hosted 7 matches in that time. This year I held my first level 2 match.
I built and continue to run the weekly IPSC discipline at my local club. With this venue I have had the opportunity to grow the sport by introducing and mentoring new participants.
I have a passionate mind and deeply pursue what I invest myself into. If I am elected I will represent the Okanagan Zone with a fresh perspective of its needs and requirements.
My professional career has been in heavy civil construction for the past 30 years. I run large groups of workers mainly doing earth-moving plus building roads and installing pipe. I have been in the supervisory position for the last 20 years and I am experienced with tasks such as scheduling, costing, and managing people that will translate well to this position with IPSC BC.
Thank you for your consideration.
Fraser Valley, Adam Brawn:
For those who don’t know me, here is a general summary of my involvement within the IPSC community:
- Joined IPSC in 2014 with 8 years of participation
- Run IPSC practices to develop skills for new and seasoned competitors alike
- Black Badge Instructor of 4+ years, assist other instructors in their courses
- Match Director of dozens of matches at Port Coquitlam & District Hunting and Fishing Club
- Co-Match Director for the 2019 IPSC Provincial Championships
- Attend many of the local, out of town and out of province matches
- Attend many of the Provincial and National Championships including the 2022 Nova Scotia Nationals and the upcoming 2022 Prince George Provincials
- An IPSC CRO, stats officer and match-promoted Range Master, looking to get my official Range Master status
Now why do I want to run for the Zone rep position? I have been very vocal about getting IPSC processes standardized and simplified to help you, the community. I would like to continue working towards more matches, developing new Match Directors and other positions to make putting on more matches approachable.
Thank you for your consideration!
Fraser Valley zone
Fraser Valley, Kam Yip:
I am a PAL, TCI, & Martial Arts instructor for 20 years now, over the years I have travelled across Canada and Asia for a few level 3 and World Shoot competitions.
In 2018, I started working IPSC rifle but because of the Liberal rifle gun ban in 2019 I switched to working on promoting PCC competition.
If I am elected for Fraser Valley Zone Director, I would like to promote PCC training courses and more competition. Also, I would like to help with the improvement of TCI & BBC students programs.
Thank you very much
Northern, Andrew Tomlinson:
am a high school teacher with a BA, BEd, and MEd and have taught in Prince George for twelve years. I have been directing IPSC matches at the Prince George Rod and Gun Club since 2011 and I am the match director for this year’s provincial handgun and PCC matches. I have been on the IPSC BC Board in the past as northern zone rep, I am currently president of the Prince George Rod and Gun Club and have served as Vice President and IPSC Director in the past giving me board experience going back to 2009.
My experience at matches includes attending all northern zone matches and those in interior and lower mainland when possible. I have represented BC on the Classic Division team twice, 2019 in Quebec City and this year in Halifax. I have shot in every division other than PCC and Standard.
I hope to bring my experience to the IPSC BC Board and continue offering quality events in Prince George.
Northern, Egan Wuth:
The IPSC bug bit me in Yellowknife in 1991. The Northwest Territories was the newest IPSC Canada section and I dove in; becoming a TCI and a CRO, and then Section Coordinator before moving south. With young kids and no close range, I put the handguns aside for a while.
I jumped back into IPSC in 2012, following relocation to Fort St John and the NPRG Club’s interest in bringing IPSC to northeast BC. Since September 2019, I have had the privilege of representing members as the Northern Zone Director on the IPSC BC Board of Directors. Currently, I also represent BC as the BC NROI Coordinator. IPSC BC will face a number of challenges over the next few years. I welcome the opportunity to continue to represent the membership of the Northern Zone, if that is their preference.