Mission, BC—The City of Mission is pleased to announce that Louis Dauphin has joined the City to lead its Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.
Dauphin brings to his role as Director a passion for community, a breadth of leadership experience earned in roles across the country, and a history of volunteerism.
“The City is very pleased to welcome Mr. Dauphin to Mission as our new Director,” said Mike Younie, Mission’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Mr. Dauphin brings a wealth of experience from his previous experience and is well prepared to lead the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department going forward. As a critical member of the City’s senior management team, Mr. Dauphin will be responsible for continuing Council’s commitment to investing in parks, recreational programming, and culture in Mission.”
Dauphin comes to Mission with over ten years of experience in recreation leadership, most recently as Director of Athletics at York University-Glendon Campus. Prior to that, he was the Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the City of Bathurst in New Brunswick.
He earned a Master of Science degree in Education from D’Youville College in New York and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Physical Education from Redeemer University College. He studied economics and political science at McMaster University, and is also fluent in French.
As a volunteer, Dauphin is currently on the Board of Directors for Cycling Canada and previously served as Vice President Administration for the Ontario Weightlifting Association, where he helped create such events as the Nepisiguit Challenge in Bathurst.
“It is a blessing and honour to join this amazing team and I am excited to serve this fast-growing city in one of Canada’s most beautiful locations,” said Dauphin.
Dauphin joined the City at the end of May and takes over the role from Maureen Sinclair who retired earlier this spring after serving in the position for ten years.
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