The Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA) announced during its annual reception in October that Colin MacDonald has been elected the new Chair of the not-for-profit organization. MacDonald, who has been CODA's Vice president since 2004, will lead the Board for the next two years.

Other board members include Olympians, Cassie Campbell and Catriona Le May Doan as well as other sport and business leaders from across the province.

CODA's Board of Directors have been working to build a sustainable future for high-performance winter sport in Calgary. The nation's first Centre of Sport Excellence, with Canada Olympic Park serving as its hub facility, will ensure that Canadian athletes can access world-leading facilities on the road to Vancouver and far beyond. CODA is now focused on working with all levels of government, the corporate sector, and others to acquire the capital investments needed to sustain its Olympic legacy.

CODA is a national leader in creating Canadian Olympic winter sport excellence from the grassroots level to the country's best athletes. A not-for-profit organization, CODA supports national sport organizations, encourages educational opportunities and subsidizes the operation of unique training and recreational facilities used by the nation's top athletes and the general public. For more information on CODA please visit www.coda.ca.