The Alberni Valley Bulldogs wanted local people to fill three new organizational positions and they started with a good one.
The club named veteran Valley hockey and business man Ron Paulson as its new director of business operations.
“I’m very excited about joining the Bulldogs family,” Paulson said in a press release.
“I have a strong devotion to the club in good times and in bad.”
Paulson has contributed to multiple successful community events and brings great business acumen to the club.
“We are extremely pleased to have Ron join our organization,” club president Andy Oakes said in the release.
Paulson currently works for Parks and Recreation, and has worked closely with the Bulldogs in that role for eight years.
He will continue with those duties in addition to his new role with the Bulldogs, Oakes said.
Paulson brings a wealth of experience to the club.
He was chairman of the World U17 Hockey Challenge that was hosted in the Valley in 2009.
He also worked with both the BC Summer and Winter Games’ when they were hosted in Port Alberni.
Paulson also has positions with the Alberni Valley Tourism board, as well as the Community Futures board.
He first came to to Port Alberni as an opposing player when he played hockey in 1974.
The club is still looking to fill the director of hockey operations and seasonal assistant coach positions’.