Liz McLachlan, Yanick Landry Join Board at 2014 AGM

20 May 2014

OUTSPORT TORONTO Liz McLachlanis pleased to announce that two new directors have joined its board in the course of the organisation's fourth Annual General Meeting.  Liz McLachlan joins the board as Director of Development and Partnerships, filling a role vacated by Stephanie Bell in December of 2013.  Yanick Landry become the new Director of Membership and Member Services, replacing James Scott.  Both were acclaimed to their new roles along with five other directors: Shawn Sheridan as Chair, Darlene Homonko as Vice Chair, Beth Beattie as Secretary, David Carter as Treasurer, and Catherine Meade as Director in charge of the Games Committee and Team Toronto.  Gerlinde Weger left the board at the AGM, resigning her role as Director in charge of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations.  That portfolio remains unfilled.

"I'm thrilled to have both Liz and Yanick join our team", said OUTSPORT TORONTO's Chair, Shawn Sheridan.  "They have both been heavily involved in the LGBT community for some time, and their Yanick Landrydedication and passion is clear.  I'm looking forward to the influx of new energy and ideas that I know they will both bring to OUTSPORT TORONTO and to our member organisations!"

An active member of Pink Turf Soccer League, McLachlan was a founding member of the TELUS LGBTQ Employee Resource group called ‘Spectrum’, is a member of the national planning committee, and also provides leadership in women’s outreach.  McLachlan sat on the Board of Directors for Community One Foundation for two and a half years, where she co-chaired the Fundraising Committee.  She was an adviser to the Board of "Out on Bay Street" for three years.  Her full bio can be found here.

Landry has been a driving force behind the Toronto Gay Ski and Snowboarding Club and the Toronto Gay Sailing Club, currently the president of both member organisations.  While "coming out" late to the sport world, Landry has been a longtime activist of LGBTQ rights, a founder and first director of the McGill Gay and Lesbian Legal Information Clinic (a first in North America) while a second year law student, convincing the faculty to grant graduating students credits for volunteer hours.  He acquired his LL.B and BCL from McGill University where he joined the diving team, before studying for a Masters in Copyrights and Intellectual Property at Université Paris XI.  His full bio can be found here.