Water Polo Canada (WPC) is pleased to announce the arrival of Mylène Turcotte-Fitzgerald in the role of Communications and Domestic Operations Coordinator.
Under the supervision of Heather Birenbaum, WPC’s
Sport Development Manager
, the new coordinator will be responsible for various files linked to domestic programs and clients services and will ensure the day-to-day communications of the federation.
Turcotte-Fitzgerald will s
erve as the main liaison with media outlets and general public regarding WPC’s official communications. She will be tasked
with supervising and creating regular content Water Polo Canada’s web site and various social media initiatives including promotion for the National Championship League. She is taking over responsibilities previously carried out by WPC’s previous Communications Director, Pascale Beaudoin.
“Our organisation, like the Canadian sports landscape itself, continues to change and evolve. We are very pleased to welcome Mylène to our team today,” said WPC’s Executive Director Martin Goulet. “We look forward to supporting her in undertaking the next steps of development for our communication portfolio. She will quickly become an integral part of the team that works with our valued partners within the Canadian sport system in bringing great event and stories to the front stage over the next Olympic quadrennial,” he said.
Turcotte-Fitzgerald, who is fluently bilingual, holds a Masters in Human Kinetics (sport management profile) from University of Ottawa and previously graduated with honours from the University of Sherbrooke with a Bachelor in Physical Education. She then went on to earn a Certificate in Communications Studies from Université Laval. She will be able to rely on her solid educational background as well as on a varied experience which includes high school soccer coaching, teaching and volunteering at several major sporting events including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“Mylène came to us with glowing references from the previous organisations she was involved with and we are convinced that she will be a great addition to our group. It is my pleasure to offer her a warm welcome today, on behalf of the entire Canadian water polo community,” said Martin Goulet.