Shawn Lipson - General Manager
Shawn is the newest member of the team after joining the Jack Purcell Recreation Association in August 2022 as the General Manager. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and Master of Human Kinetics in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the JPRA, he held several roles in recreation and programming, including with B'nai Brith Canada, McGill University, and Senators Sports and Entertainment. Shawn is a massive sports fan and can often be found playing sports or cheering on his favourite teams. He is most excited about creating awesome programming and getting to know all the amazing people in the community.
Andrew Ellacott - Children's Programs Coordinator
Andrew has been with JPRA for several years, working his way up from an After School Program counsellor to Children's Program Coordinator. He received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Child Studies and a Bachelor of Education specializing in Primary/Junior. Andrew has been in charge of ASP and children's camps at JPRA for two years as of August 2022, and is now stepping into a full-time position as the Association continues to grow. He takes pride in running programs and camps with a child-centred approach, where kids can explore, have fun and feel safe in their environment. Andrew is excited to expand children's programs at JPRA as the pandemic has put limitations on what can be offered.