Anthony Everett joins the Canada Games Council Board with over 25 years of tourism industry experience beginning with his time at the Butchart Gardens while attending the University of Victoria. He has held positions as manager of travel media relations for Tourism Victoria and account director for Tartan Public Relations, before he accepted the challenge, in 2006, to experience and promote northern British Columbia. As former Chief Executive Officer of Northern BC Tourism Association (NBCTA) (2006-2015), Anthony steered the NBCTA towards its goals. Currently he is consulting with a wide range of organizations in the not-for-profit sector to help them build their governance and strategic plans. In 2011, Anthony Everett was chosen by the community to be the Board Chair for the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society. He led the formation of the Host Society as it transitioned from a successful bid to a staff driven organization and through the actual 2015 Canada Winter Games in February 2015. Anthony was selected by his peers to be the final torch-bearer to light the Canada Games cauldron on February 13, 2015. He was also the Co-Chair of the Games Ambassadors Group that assisted the Host Society in spreading the message across the province and nation as well as building the northern story of what was the 25th edition of the Canada Games. Anthony Everett is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the Canada Games movement. He is married, a father and an avid outdoors man and currently lives in Prince George, British Columbia with his wife, Paulina and daughter, Olivia. Anthony’s vast knowledge and experience will be tremendous assets to the Canada Games Council Board of Directors.