CANLAN APPOINTS TWO NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS TO ITS BOARD

BURNABY, BC, June 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Canlan Ice Sports Corp., industry-leading providers of recreational and leisure multi sport facilities across North America, announced today that it has appointed William Bullis and Victor D'Souza as independent directors of the Company.  The appointments are in keeping with the Company's ongoing commitment to develop and maintain a strong board of directors to enable it to improve and build upon its corporate governance foundation.   Mr. Bullis also been appointed as Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.  Mr. D'Souza has been appointed a member of the Audit Committee.

"We are very pleased to have both Bill and Victor join our board and complement our current directors," said Grant Ballantyne, Chairman of Canlan Ice Sports.  "Bill brings many years of senior management & CEO experience in both domestic and international companies. Victor has extensive senior management experience with public companies in corporate development and restructuring, as well as a capital markets background.  We look forward to their many contributions in helping us as continue to grow the Canlan brand."

Mr. Bullis recently retired after 15 years as the CEO of the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA). His extensive management experience and expertise in member service organizations will be of great assistance to Canlan, particularly in growing its membership in leagues and the ASHN/ASHL.

Mr. D'Souza is currently Managing Director of Reignite Capital Corporation a company that provides management consulting and capital to Canadian entrepreneurial companies.  Mr. D'Souza has more than 18 years of experience as a CEO and CFO of manufacturing companies and seven years of corporate and investment banking experience.  Previously, Mr. D'Souza was CEO of Polyair Inter Pack Inc, a TSX and AMEX listed company with multi-plant operations in the US and Canada.

About Canlan
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is the North American leader in the development, operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities. We are the largest private sector owner and operator of recreational ice sports facilities in North America and currently own and/or manage 22 facilities in Canada and the United States with 64 ice surfaces, as well as indoor soccer fields, ball diamonds, curling rinks and volleyball courts.

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ICE."

SOURCE Canlan Ice Sports Corp.

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Canlan Ice Sports Corp.
Michael F. Gellard
Senior Vice President & CFO                  
604 736 9152      
TMX Equicom
Philip Dale
416 815 0700 ext. 253
pdale@equicomgroup.com

 

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