Join us for a panel discussion with Winnipeg’s most popular community sports teams – Winnipeg Sea Bears, Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club and Winnipeg Blue Bombers as we explore how they are each approaching community engagement, testing alternative revenue sources, and generating marketing/ticket sales in a post-pandemic economy where every dollar counts.

As our event begins with the panel discussion there will be time for Q&A and networking over lunch at the end.

Members, non-members, students, all are welcome to attend. Book your spot here.

**Event tickets include a catered lunch which will be offered at the venue.

Tuesday, May 14, 11:30am – 1:30pm CDT at Sport Manitoba

Meet the panel

Jason Smith, President, Winnipeg Sea Bears

Jason Smith is the owner and president of Smith Events, a leading management and production company specializing major national events and festivals. He is also currently the president of the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s newest and most successful franchise, The Winnipeg Sea Bears. With over 25 years of experience, Jason has produced some of Winnipeg’s most well-known and best attended events, including the Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Parties, ManyFest, The Canada Summer Games Festival at the Forks, The Heritage Classic Hockey Game and Boo at the Zoo. Jason has held several positions within the local, national, and international event and entertainment industry, including V.P., Entertainment & Events for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, President & CEO of the 103rd Grey Cup Festival and Managing Director of the 2014 JUNO Awards.                                        He is currently on the board and executive for both the United Way and the Winnipeg Art Gallery + Qaumajuq.

Rhéanne Marcoux, Sr. Director of Branding, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Rhéanne Marcoux is the Senior Director of Branding for the Winnipeg Football Club, managing marketing, design, branding and digital content for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Valour FC. Formerly web content producer for the Winnipeg Jets and sports anchor/videojournalist with CBC, Rhéanne is passionate about sports and digital media, and has also developed a social media curriculum for her alma mater, Red River College’s Creative Communications program.

Regan Katz, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Winnipeg Goldeyes

A husband and father of two, Regan was born in Winnipeg but moved to Victoria, British Columbia at a young age. Following graduation, Regan worked for Westfair Foods all over B.C. before returning to Winnipeg in 1999, just in time to see the Goldeyes move into their new downtown ballpark.

 He has helped grow the team into a leading franchise in the Major League Baseball Partner Leagues, all while climbing the internal ladder from Account Executive to Director of Group Sales, to Assistant General Manager, and finally Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Regan also serves in the same capacity with the Ottawa Titans of the Frontier League.