Long Time Arena Manager Recognized for Years of Service

After more than 16 years at the helm of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, Arena Manager Phyllis Dubielewicz has retired.

“Phyllis has spent over 25 years dedicated to recreation in the Columbia Valley,” says RDEK Environmental Services Manager Kevin Paterson.  “She started with the Eddie Mountain Recreation Society as a Secretary in 1990 and has been a driving force ever since.”

Dubielewicz was Office Manager for the Society for many years, managed the Lions and Rotary ballparks for 9 years and has been the Manager of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena for the past 16 years. “Phyllis has been a tremendous leader and we will miss her. We wish her well on her retirement.”

At a farewell luncheon on her last day, Paterson presented Dubielewicz with an RDEK clock as a token of appreciation for her years of dedicated service.

The Arena Manager role has been expanded to include additional responsibilities and a new title.  Filling the Columbia Valley Recreation Services Supervisor position is Colin Peet, who has spent the last 3 years as Director of Recreation in Watrous, Saskatchewan.  Peet has a Bachelors and Masters in Arts in Sports Management and a Diploma in Business Administration and Human Resources.  “We are fortunate to have a really strong group of employees at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, so the transition to this new position should be seamless,” adds Paterson. “Colin has a passion for recreation and will be a great asset to our team.”

Pictured from Left to Right: RDEK Columbia Valley Recreation Services Supervisor Colin Peet; Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Staff Stan Noklebey, Rob Rice, Phyllis Dubielewicz (retired), Jye Carter and Allan Norman; and, RDEK Environmental Services Manager Kevin Paterson.