Board of Directors - 2021-2022

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President - president@rdga.ca

Daniel Fortier

1. When did you start playing disc golf? 2016. My friend Jon kept asking me to come try this new game. After saying no 2-3 times, a group of us played Douglas Park on a windy day. Scored +33 but was hooked right away!

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? 2019 Canadian Disc Golf Nationals in PEI. Got to meet my favorite Pros, Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth.

3. What is your favourite disc? Innova Destroyer 

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? Being active generally. Could be biking, hiking, camping, etc. Either that or watching sports on TV.

Vice President - vicepresident@rdga.ca

Eric Tessier

1. When did you start playing disc golf? I started playing disc golf in spring 2016.

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? My Favourite disc golf memory was playing Pender Island a few years back with my partner on her birthday weekend.

3. What is your favourite disc? Innova Star Wraith

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? Drumming & playing music

Treasurer - treasurer@rdga.ca

Chris Hoyt

1. When did you start playing disc golf? I've been playing since 2015. Started in Douglas Park just after they got the baskets in. 

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? My favourite disc golf memory goes back to 2017 when I spent a week out in BC with my good friend Duncan and his brothers. We played our very first A-tier tournament together and had all kinds of fun experiencing other courses and sights.  I definitely recommend BC as a place to tour around if you are looking for cool courses to play.

3. What is your favourite disc? My favourite disc has to be my Dyemax Laser Kitty Knight. It reminds me of my cat I had, and I love throwing it!

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? I went pretty hard into Disc Golf, but I've been known to play board games from time to time. There is something special about those 6-hour sit-downs. 

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Secretary - secretary@rdga.ca

Emma Olson

1. When did you start playing disc golf? I started playing disc golf approximately 4 years ago with my partner at Douglas Park. I enjoyed playing a sport that I could do with my partner which has now become a year-round hobby.

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? My favourite disc golf memory was at the 2019 Lost Egg in Wayne, Alberta. I was playing in the Rec Women's Division with Hole 16 ahead of me. The objective of that hole is to drive from one hoodoo to another (hill to another hill). My shot landed on the stairs going up to Hole 17. I hiked down the hoodoo and hiked up the stairs to retrieve my disc feeling somewhat discouraged. My next shot needed to get to the correct hoodoo which is difficult to do for any player. Somehow I managed to hit the tonal on Hole 16 with the reassuring sound to confirm my shot. Players on other cards across the hoodoos were cheering for me. One player called across to ask "Are you single?" which I promptly called out "no". I will never forget that birdie. 

3. What is your favourite disc? My favourite disc is the Shryke. I love the big skips I can get off my drives and upshots.

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? When I am not playing disc golf, I love to do yoga, drink tea, paddle board, and read at my leisure.

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Leagues Director - leagues@rdga.ca

Paul Levasseur

1. When did you start playing disc golf? 2016

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? I was playing at Douglas Park with Emma and had my dog Ava tied to me.  We were just coming up on hole 11 when we saw the local pros playing a card.  I believe it was Chris, Dan, JR and Evan.  They offered to let us play through.  We took them up on it and I lined up to take my shot.  I was a little nervous not to mess up with these guys all watching.  I used my destroyer and flicked a real hard low shot out into the fairway.  It skipped up really hard and to my disbelief smashed into the chains for my first ace.  We all erupted into cheers.  I was jumping in the air cheering.  Ava was tied to me the entire time and she had no idea what all the commotion was about.  I ran up to the guys and high fived them all.  It was unreal.  To this day it's been my favourite disc golf memory.  I've been hooked on the sport ever since.  My profile photo is of this moment. 

3. What is your favourite disc? Innova Destroyer

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? I used to do Jiu-Jitsu up until I wrecked my knees.  These days I enjoy playing Settlers of Catan online.  I also enjoy designing stuff in Sketchup.

Junior Development Director - juniordevelopment@rdga.ca

Jonathan George

1. When did you start playing disc golf? 2016

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? I have had a lot of great disc golf memories. I've been on disc golf trips, spent some time with great friends, and even seen multiple of those friends go swimming to find discs. But one of my favourites is definitely my Ace at Danielson park. My friend Dan may have more aces, and mine may or may not have gone in off a tree, but I got before him! And I will never let him forget it.

3. What is your favourite disc? My favourite discs have to be my custom-dyed Berg's. They are like putting with a potato but I love them!

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? When not disc golfing, fantasy football and board games definitely tie more my next favourite hobby. Definitely take up more time than they probably should.

Community Outreach - communityoutreach@rdga.ca

Cody Christoph

1. When did you start playing disc golf? Summer 2019

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? Getting my wife into disc golf and playing with her in her first tournament

3. What is your favourite disc? (Tough one) ESP Undertaker or Ricky Wysoki Robo Raptor Destroyer

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? Board games and woodworking

Events Director - events@rdga.ca

Tanya Tazzioli

1. When did you start playing disc golf? I first started playing disc golf (more seriously) 2 years ago.

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? My favourite disc golf memory was getting an ace on hole 13 at Douglas park during tags last year!

3. What is your favourite disc? My favourite disc is the sidewinder

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? My favourite hobby outside of disc golf is composing music (mostly dabbling with soundtrack type music you would hear in films)

Events Director - events@rdga.ca

Eric Thellend

1. When did you start playing disc golf? Started playing on and off back in 2015. Fernie had very little snow to go snowboarding on so we decided to try out disc golfing instead!

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? My favourite memory would have to be my first ace a couple of years back that happened during a league night. A close follow-up would have to be taking my cousin's son out for a round at this gorgeous park in Quebec.

3. What is your favourite disc? Discraft Ringer.

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? Anything tech-related. Video and board games. I dabbled in 3D printing every now and then as well.

Social Media Director - social@rdga.ca

Zachary Sauve

1. When did you start playing disc golf? Summer 2019

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? 2020 Sask "Pro" Tour, and pureing a buttery smooth ace on hole 10 at Melville Disc Golf Park.

3. What is your favourite disc? Mako 3 - what is better than watching a disc fly perfectly straight.

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? There are hobbies besides disc golf? Does talking about disc golf count?

Member At Large

Jeri-Ann Brownbridge

1. When did you start playing disc golf? My first round of disc golf took place on July 4th, 2019. I’ve been playing like crazy ever since.

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? My favourite disc golf memory would have to be the entire 2020 Saskatchewan Disc golf tour. It started in June and was officially completed on December 27th. That’s a total of 65 courses in our beautiful province. Outside of the tour hitting my first winter Ace in snowshoes was pretty awesome. 

3. What is your favourite disc? I have a few favourite discs so I’ll say the Kastaplast Grym as my driver, the Legacy Recluse as a midrange and a Streamline Pilot as my putter.

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? Outside of disc golf, I have a few hobbies but Muay Thai Kickboxing would be my top pick.

Member At Large 

Kristel Gillies

1. When did you start playing disc golf? A friend introduced me to the sport in July of 2020 and I’m so glad they did!

2. What is your favourite disc golf memory? I have such a knack for getting discs stuck in trees that I dressed up as a tree full of my discs for a Halloween tournament. I then proceeded to get my disc stuck in a tree during the tournament ... twice.

3. What is your favourite disc? Whichever one isn’t stuck in a tree! 

4. What is your favourite hobby outside of disc golf? I was going to say “dying discs while watching the Disc Golf Network” but that’s not really a hobby outside of disc golf... does napping count as a hobby?  If so, napping!