CEC Consultants and Committees Applications

Sep 11, 2023

CEC is excited to implement a new human resources structure this season! We have appointed three consultants to focus on “making our people better.” Consultants will chair their respective volunteer committees to improve the quality, quantity, and diversity of belayers, officials, and route setters in Canada.

At this time, we are also opening applications for our 2023-2024 Volunteer Committees. Please join us (or continue with us) to improve CEC, one committee at a time.

The deadline to apply (or re-apply) is 11:59 p.m. EST, September 27, 2023.



Let’s Welcome:

Paul Ledet – CEC Officiating Consultant

Paul has been an international official with the IFSC since 2013. He has had experience as an IFSC Judge at many World Cups, a number of Youth World Championships, the Youth Olympics, and the Tokyo Olympics. Paul has also been Jury President for many Canadian national championships, the North American Cup Series, the Youth Pan-American Championships, World Cups in the US and France, and – most recently – the IFSC World Championships in Bern, Switzerland.

Paul has worked in education for over 30 years. He has a passion for working with people and helping our officials offer the best possible competition experience at all levels.

Contact: officiating@climbingcanada.ca

Kaleb Thomas – CEC Routesetting Consultant

Kaleb Thomas has been route-setting in Canada for almost twenty years. Born in Newfoundland, Kaleb moved to British Columbia in 2011 to further pursue his career in climbing and is currently based in Montreal, where he leads the setting program at Bloc Shop. Kaleb has set over 15 National level events and has been on the team for the Pan-American Championship, the World Cup, and numerous masters events in Europe and South America. His passion for route setting in Canada, combined with his high-energy approach, makes Kaleb the right person to aid the CEC in advancing their route setting program.

Contact: routesetting@climbingcanada.ca

Iain Stewart-Patterson – CEC Belaying Consultant

Iain is a Professor Emeritus and one of the founding members of the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Blending theory and practice, he is a certified IFMGA Mountain Guide and has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, in which he investigated the decision process used by expert heli and snowcat guides. He was the founding President of Sport Climbing BC and on the Board of Directors of CEC. In 2011, he was the Canadian Youth National Team Manager. In 2013, he trained and supervised the belay team for the World Youth Climbing Championship. He has been guiding ski, rock, ice, and alpine adventures for over 40 years.

Contact: belaying@climbingcanada.ca

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