Wendy Thomson Named Assistant Region Director For Little League Canada
Wendy Thomson, a volunteer with the South Ottawa Little League for more than 16 years, has been named the Assistant Regional Director for Little League Canada, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mrs. Thomson will work out of the Canada Region Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. She replaces Marthe Dubroy who retired after spending more than 20 years as the Canada Region Coordinator.
“We are very happy to have Wendy joining the Little League family,” Mr. Keener said. “She has been involved with Little League at the local level for many years and will be able to use that experience to help the local programs across Canada become even stronger.”
Mrs. Thomson had worked for the Canadian federal government for the last 37 years, most recently as the Senior Project Officer for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in Ottawa. In that position, she provided support for the Governing Council and Standing Committees and served in a leadership position for several short-term projects. Mrs. Thomson spent the last 15 years working in different capacities for CIHR.
The Ottawa, Ontario native served as a local league president for the last three years, having also served as a coach and on the Board of Directors for the South Ottawa Little League. Her husband, Ian, has been a coach in the local league for 16 years and both of her children, Alex, 21, and Eric, 18, played Little League beginning at the age of five.
Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.6 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.