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The Team

The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The current vision of the board is to establish a world class Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, the purpose of which is the promotion, support, and acknowledgment of skiing/ boarding and skiers/boarders in Canada.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stephen Finestone

CSHFM Chair Board of Directors

CSHFM Chair Board of Directors, Stephen is a Level IV Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA), Level III Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) Alpine Ski Coach and former member of the Canadian INTERSKI Team. He continues to ski, teach and coach at Mont Tremblant.

Stephen is President of Shalfine Facilitation & Consulting Inc. an independent business.  Previously Stephen was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Advisory Services, where he has worked for over 20 years providing strategy and change consulting services to public and private sector clients both in Canada and internationally.


Jean Cloutier

Director - Treasurer

Jean is currently Vice President Operations, Finance & Business Development at Lanctot Ltée Distributor Canada in Montreal. Mr. Cloutier sits on the board of director of the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada and has been in the ski industry for over 25 years. He also serves as a city councillor since 2006 for Lac Tremblant-Nord.


Me Jean-Philippe Ewart

1st Vice Chair

Jean Philippe is a barrister and solicitor; President, The Ensign Group Inc. (investment banking); President, Revere Realities Co. Ltd. (real estate); President, Evotion Sports Inc., Athlete Management Agency to Olympic, Paralympic and international athletes, including alpine skiing, and GS and Slopestyle snowboard athletes.

Jean Philippe is an active accredited International and Commercial Arbitrator, Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre (CCAC). Previously, a Senior Partner, Stikeman Elliott, including Managing Partner C&E Europe. From 1973 to recently, Jean Philippe was an Alpine ski coach at club and division levels and since 1978 is an active National Technical Delegate.  Selected by the International Financial Law Review (London) as one of the “World’s Leading Privatization Lawyers”, his biography may also be found in Who’s Who in the World and in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.


Louis-Philippe (LP) Michaud

Director - Sponsorship / Fundraising

Louis-Philippe graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (1990) and has been President and CEO of LJM Marketing Inc. for the past 25 years where he has devoted his time to retail pharmacy management, real estate management, and wealth investment management. He has been President of Club de Ski Mont-Tremblant for the past three years and a CSIA level II ski instructor.

For 7 years (2008-2014), he was a member of the organizing committee of the Cachou golf tournament which has raised in excess of $4.5 million for La Fondation de l’Hôpital St-Justine.


Peter W. Webster

Regional - Hall of Fame ( British Columbia)

Peter was the first manager and PR officer for the Canadian National Alpine Ski team and went on to become the Manager of the Canadian Alpine FIS team.  Peter was inducted to the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.


Peter Duncan

Director - Public Relations

Peter is a World Cup and Olympic alpine skiing commentator and analyst on S.R.C. (Radio Canada) having contributed to the telecasts of 14 Olympics. Peter was named to the Canadian National Alpine Team in 1960 at the age of 16 and competed at the international level for the next 10-years, including at the Olympics in 1964 and 1968 as well as at three World Championships, and thereafter as a competitor and President - World Pro Ski Racers Association from 1972 to 1980.   Inducted to the Canadian and Laurentian Ski Halls of Fame and the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, Peter was also co-chef de mission at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Peter has been a member of the Board of Alpine Canada Alpin and Chairman of the Board of Ski Québec.

Peter is a member of the Board and spokesperson of the Fondation du Père Sablon which supports the activities of the Montreal sport center Centre du Père Sablon (Immaculé-Conception) and the summer camp Le P’tit Bonheur; 20,000 children benefit yearly from its mission of supporting our Youth through sports and outdoor programs. Peter was a founding board member (1999) and first Chairman of the Board of Fondation Tremblant who’s continuing mission is to help disadvantaged youth, from school breakfast programs to organizations that battle adolescent drug use. Finally, Peter is passionate of his role as spokesperson for Palliacco, a non-for-profit organization that offers palliative care serving cancer and other end-of-life patients.  Peter is the recipient of the Governor General Medal of Honor as a great Canadian.


Danny Minogue

Canadian SnowSports Association (CSSA) Director

CSHFM Board of Directors, Danny is the founder, President and CEO of Minogue Medical Inc. one of Canada’s leading distributors of surgical supplies and robotic surgery devices.  In 2011 and 2013, Danny was recognized for his outstanding achievements and nominated as a finalist for Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year.  With a strong commitment to community involvement, he was co-chair of Montreal's 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer, with over 2,000 participants that raised $7.0 million.

Danny is Past Chairman of the Board, Alpine Canada Alpin, and Board of Directors, Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) and
a former elite ski racer and alumni of Alpine Canada Can-Am team. (1970’s) .


Chris Edgell

Past Chair

A Director of CSHFM for many years and Past Chair, Chris accepted the leadership to create an exciting new home for the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum. Chris is also a Member of Redbirds Ski Club for many years serving as a Director and past President and helped to establish the Redbirds Foundation.  He has been a Race Chair of Quebec Kandahar and competed in Association Canadien des maitres Alpin in 1987-88 and the Canadian Cross Country Ski Marathon.

Chris is a CSIA 2 instructor, CSCF coach, CSA soccer coach 2. Chris helped Charter the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise and was Past President and a member for 25 years as well as Chair of the Rotary International District 7040 Youth Exchange Program. Chris is a licensed financial security advisor in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. He works with Freedom55 Financial.


Erik Austin

Director (BC)

Erik is an experienced leader in destination resort marketing and sales strategies. He has developed industry leading central reservations businesses through entrepreneurial governance and innovative strategies. Erik holds a diploma in Business Administration from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and is a board member of the Central Reservations Association of Destination Resorts (CRADR), Vancouver Coast and Mountains Tourism and World Ski and Snowboard Festival. 

Raised in Quebec, Canada, this French/English bilingual entrepreneur has a long family history in the ski business. His mother Peggy Johannsen, is a former Canadian Ski Champion and ski wax manufacturer, and daughter of the Legendary Herman “Jackrabbit” Johannsen, a pioneer of Canadian skiing.


Denis Boulanger

Director (Quebec)

Denis has a bachelors degree in administration and is a former racer and instructor. He worked for FMH as a ski representative in Montréal in the mid-seventies before moving back to Sutton as marketing director of Mont Sutton in 1979 to become general manager of the ski area until 1997.

During those years he also became chairman of the Quebec Ski Council, chairman of the Quebec Ski Area’s Association, Chairman of the Canadian Ski Council. He was also involved in many Tourism Associations as director. He is now retired from being the publisher of a bilingual local and regional paper/magazine in the Sutton area and remains an active skier promoting the use of longer, narrower skis like those on display at the Canadian Ski Museum.


Janie Soublière

Legal

Janie is a sport lawyer who acts as legal counsel and consultant in anti-doping is sport to International Sporting Federations. Also an arbitrator, Janie is an active roster member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and many International Federation Doping Hearing Panels. Although she has coached and/or competed in various sports, downhill skiing has remained one of her main passions. If she is not off thrill seeking elsewhere in the winter, you can typically find her at Tremblant where she has skied most her life.


Dan Hermosa

Secretary

Dan is a retired counsel formerly with the Federal Department of Justice located at the Department of Finance. He has expertise in negotiating international agreements including trade agreements as a member of our NAFTA trade team. During his career Dan has provided counsel to Finance on tariff and trade issues, the creation of national agencies and annual Budget matters. Further Dan is a specialist in the areas of money laundering and terrorist financing, where he advised Finance on the creation of legislation in these areas. Prior to joining our Board, Dan has volunteered his time and expertise to help guide the CSHFM.  Dan is a Level 2 member of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) and has skied at Tremblant for many years. He is a Past President of Big Brothers Ottawa, a former member of the Board of Directors of the United Way Ottawa and of the Board of Governors of the Community Foundation of Ottawa-Carleton.


Robin C. MacFarlane

Director

Robin is a lawyer at Owen Bird concentrating on corporate, commercial, tax and banking law.  Director and past president of Shaughnessey Golf and Country Club. Director at Big Sky Golf Club. At Whistler Mountain Ski Club – past director and chair, Alpine Committee and honorary member.  Former director at Alpine Canada. And past director and chair - BC Alpine.


Jane Chisholm

Director - Promotions & Events

Jane Chisholm is the President of J Creations Inc, a company she has owned and operated since 1980. Jane is currently enjoying a second career in Real Estate Staging following 30 successful years as a leading Importer/Distributor of sportswear in the Ski and Golf industries.  Jane was an entrepreneur starting from a very young age and has been raising the bar since the 70’s when she produced her first gala “fund-raising” event in Montreal in support of the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team just prior to the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
Jane is a CSIA Level 3 and a former Canadian Interski Team Delegate.  Jane had the honor of producing Tremblant’s 75th Anniversary Gala event in 2014 and the Alpine Canada Alumni Reunion in 2016.  As Director of Events, Jane chairs the organizing committee for “The Legends Classic” ski race held annually in February at Mont Tremblant in support of the CSHFM.


Joanne Heward

Interim Executive Director

Joanne is a results oriented strategic leader with more than 25 years in the financial services and retail banking sectors, including previously with The Royal Bank and as a Senior Director with American Express Merchant Partnerships. Joanne manages a consulting business The Heward Group Inc. where she works along side customers and their teams providing effective organizational solutions and business strategies. Amongst her non-for-profit experience, Joanne is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of The Action Centre. The Action Centre & The Action Centre Foundation (of which she was previously Executive Director), a bilingual multicultural non-profit community organization operating the only Montreal day centre for adults with severe and permanent motor or cognitive limitations, and supported by its own Foundation. A Tremblant resident for over 20 years, her family shared passion for skiing finds her two children, both alpine ski racers, racing mom down the mountain.