Growing the Sport of Water Polo in BC

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Board of Directors

I happily split my work days between my two jobs as a high school teacher and the Anti-doping Director of the International Triathlon Union. I have been involved with triathlon for 35 years and I have officiated at four Olympic Games and one Paralympic Games as well as numerous World Championships, Commonwealth and Pan American Games. I hope to help develop water polo within the province while providing all stakeholders with positive leadership during my tenure as President of Water Polo West.


Leslie Buchanan


I am work for LUSH Cosmetics helping them to reduce their environmental impact of their Manufacturing facilities in Vancouver. I've participated in sports all my life, both competitive and recreational. I was excited to join Water Polo West to help get the organization off the ground and support the strategic direction to grow the sport in BC.


Dawn-Marie Barreira


I'm an alumna of Calgary Renegades, Toronto Mavericks, and UBC Water Polo, where I was President for three years. I work at the UBC Faculty of Medicine in Research and Development, primarily as a project manager and writer. Though I've retired from playing, I am very grateful for my decade in water polo, and hope to help boost polo opportunities for girls, women, and adults in general, across the province.

Director at Large

Courtney Kohnen