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Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni

After the celebration of 100 years of Mustangs Athletics in 2013-14, Western's two official athletic alumni chapters, The “W” Club and the Women’s Athletic Alumnae (WAA), joined efforts in support of the next 100 years of Western Mustangs Athletics.

On Saturday May 2, 2015, the "W" Club and the WAA formally voted at their Annual General Meeting to unify as one organization of Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni. The Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni aims to build pride, to encourage and promote lifelong connections amongst Western’s athletes, coaches and staff while upholding the purple and proud tradition and heritage of Mustangs Athletics, and helping to provide a competitive advantage to our current athletes and programs.

Our strategic priorities include engaging as many Western athletic alumni as possible, building pride amongst our community of current athletes and athletic alumni, celebrating the rich history and traditions of Western Mustangs Athletics, and playing our part in providing a competitive advantage to current Mustangs.

If you would be interested or would like to learn more about programs and events, engaging athletic alumni, or volunteering with the group please contact us at or reach current President Guy Zink or Alumni Relations staff partner Jacquie Rose.

Chapter Volunteers

2016-17 Western Mustangs Athletic Alumni Board of Directors
    • Guy Zink, BA'74, BEd'75, President (2016-2018)
    • Mary Riezebos, BA'74, BA'75, MA'80, Past President (2017-18) & JP Metras Museum Chair
    • Marty Day, HBA'80, Finance Committee Chair
    • Rick Odegaard, BA'69, Co-President-Elect; Governance Committee Chair
    • Patricia Kitchen, BA'74, BEd'75, MA'77, Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame Co-Chair
    • Bill McDonnell, BA'75, BEd'76, Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame Co-Chair
    • Angela Schneider, BA'82, MA'85, MA'87, PhD'93 Co-President-Elect (returning member)
    • Janet Takahashi, BA'79, BEd'80
    • Natascha Wesch, MSc'98, PhD'08, MA'15
    • Mike Sheffar, BA'89
    • Sherri Castrilli, BA'99
    • Lindsay Merrifield, BA'02
Advisory Officers
  • David Edwards, BA’74, BEd’75
  • Helen Luckman, MEd’82 – Programs & Events Committee
  • Glenn Yonemitsu, BA’85, MBA’89
  • Therese Quigley, BA’75, BEd’77 – Director, Sports & Recreation Services
Honourary Officers
  • Judy Alasczkiewicz, BA’75, MA’80
  • Ted Hessel, BA’58, BA’67
  • Helen Luckman, MEd’82
  • Bob Pearson, BA’63
  • Ron Potter
  • Mike Sheffar, BA’89
  • Helena Smeenk-Pritchard, BA’73

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