March 6, 2009

Board of Directors

The Valleycrest Aquatic Association (VAA) is a non-profit organisation that works in partnership with the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro to provide an aquatics program at Valleycrest Pool.

Some of the VAA’s responsibilities include:

  • Managing our partnership with the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro
  • The hiring and management of all coaches and instructors
  • Developing the activity programming which includes all lessons and competitive teams
  • Generating membership in the association, and collecting fees to fund programming

The VAA is managed by a board of up to 6 volunteer directors (open positions available), which includes a consultative position held by the association’s past President. Effective the 2017 swimming season, these positions are held by:


Rick Barsalou (2017)
Rick Barsalou

Rick has worked as an IT professional for over 20 years. His volunteer experiences includes serving on the St. Anthony School governing board, 10 years a Scouts Canada leader, and a committee member for the Valleycrest Swimming Club since 2011. Rick started with Valleycrest Aquatic Association in the fall of 2013 and has served as President since fall of 2015.


Lorne Robertson (2014)
Lorne Robertson

Lorne has been employed for over 25 years at a major transportation company, holding various positions in Accounting and IT over that time. He volunteers as a hockey coach and team manager with Hockey Pierrefonds and Hockey Deux-Rives. Lorne has worked as a swimming official at many indoor and outdoor meets, and holds an Intermediate (Level 2) certification from FNQ.