Student-Athletes Advisory Council


The Mission of the Red Deer College Student-Athletes Advisory Council is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by providing social and academic opportunities for all student-athletes; ensuring student-athlete prosperity through effective communication between the athletic body and the administration; and fostering a positive student-athlete image within our community.

  • Generate a student-athlete voice within RDC
  • Solicit student-athlete response to proposed ACAC and RDC policies.
  • Organize community service initiatives.
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation campus-wide/conference-wide.

Committee Membership

The membership of the Student-Athletes Advisory Council should be representative of the diversity of RDC’s population and involve representatives from each sport. Each member serves as a liaison between the committee and his or her individual team.

Sports represented are as follows: Kings Basketball, Kings Cross Country/Indoor Track, Kings Curling, Kings Golf, Kings Hockey, Kings Soccer, Kings Volleyball, Queens Basketball, Queens Cross Country/Indoor Track, Queens Curling, Queens Golf, Queens Hockey, Queens Soccer and Queens Volleyball

Outcome-Oriented Goals

The goals are outcome-oriented statements that provide direction and identify priorities the RDC Student-Athletes Advisory Council hopes to address in the immediate future. The achievement of each of goal aids the group in supporting its mission statement.  Each goal is accompanied by a set of key objectives that will help move RDC Student-Athletes Advisory Council towards its desired future state.

To improve communication at the conference and institutional levels

  • Enhance student-athlete communication and awareness of the mission of the Council.
  • Find a way to create awareness and enthusiasm through the Council using appropriate measures for our institution.
  • Establish methods for communication (i.e. list-serve, monthly minutes, job descriptions/responsibilities).
  • Encourage greater involvement with national issues & legislation.

Promote an understanding of the role of the RDC student-athlete

  • Encourage campus and conference Student-Athletes Advisory Councils to establish mentoring as a priority that provides academic support to student-athletes and future student-athletes.
  • Strive to be actively involved in the community through the Team Community Challenge.
  • Participate in the ACAC Student-Athletes Advisory Council Initiative, aim of 100% participation. 
  • Present Student-Athletes Advisory Council mission statement and summary of activities it promotes to all student-athletes.

Promote an atmosphere within SAAC that encourages and welcomes unity among all student-athletes

  • Strive to ensure that each sport is represented and has an equal voice on the campus Student-Athletes Advisory Council.
  • Actively engage the institutions coaching staff and athletic administrators in the workings of the campus Student-Athletes Advisory Council.

Encourage the promotion and enhancement of the overall conference championship experience for all RDC sports

  • Support campus Student-Athletes Advisory Council involvement at RDC Conference Championship events
  • Market conference championships within community: activities, banquet, schedule
  • Utilize the Conference Student-Athletes Advisory Council to recognize individual and team accomplishments.

Key Roles


  • Presides over meetings
  • Serves as the conference Student-Athletes Advisory Council liaison
  • Functions as spokesperson from RDC student-athletes to the entire RDC community.
  • Ensures all committed activities be followed through

Project Leaders

  • Oversees subcommittees that may be formed as a response to the needs of RDC student-athletes
  • Ensures RDC student-athlete community is aware and actively participating in all Student-Athletes Advisory Council projects.

 2017-18 Student-Athletes Advisory Council Members

  • Solon Ellis - Kings Basketball
  • Spencer Klassen - Kings Basketball
  • Kaylee Kuba - Queens Basketball
  • Maya Parker - Queens Basketball
  • Jill Stewart - Cross Country
  • Adam Wass - Cross Country
  • Andrew Jones - Kings Curling
  • Clhoe Logelin - Queens Curling
  • Shaye Leidenius – Queens Golf
  • Arie Postmus- Kings Hockey
  • Michael Salmon - Kings Hockey  – Co-Chair
  • Cassidy Anderson - Queens Hockey
  • Nicole Spinks - Queens Hockey
  • Reesa Garez - Queens Soccer
  • Chelsea Webster - Queens Soccer
  • Talon Grenier - Kings Soccer 
  • Theoren Gill - Kings Soccer
  • Timmo van Klaveren - Kings Soccer
  • Tristian Dexter - Kings Volleyball
  • Adam Turlejski - Kings Volleyball
  • Hanna Delemont - Queens Volleyball
  • Megan Schmidt - Queens Volleyball – Co-Chair