The Team

JW Sporta is comprised of a small team of diverse and deeply experienced health, physical activity and sport professionals and volunteers: 
  • Bryna Kopelow
  • Jennifer Fenton
  • Sydney Millar
  • Shana Alexander
  • Adrienne Parsons

Bryna Kopelow: Health, Physical Activity and Sport Education Consultant responsible for the Premier's Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) (1985-2015) from inception and the Action Schools! BC initiative (2004 - 2015). A nationally respected leader and advocate for gender equity, she is involved in numerous endeavours promoting physical activity and sport including: Member of the Expert Panel as part of the Formative Evaluation of the Canadian Sport Policy (2012) and the Thematic Reviews of Physical Literacy and LTAD. She is also active at a grassroots level including: Past Chair of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS); In Her Footsteps 2017 Recipient, Past Chair and current Honorary Board Member and of ProMOTION Plus, past Board Member of Sport BC and current Board Member of BC Recreation and Parks Association, Motivate Canada, and BC Wheelchair Basketball Society. Bryna has a long history of involvement on issues related to the physical activity, sport and recreation sector and has served on numerous committees primarily in the areas of physical activity and youth. She received her BPHE from the University of Toronto and Teaching Certification and Masters of Physical Education from UBC. Bryna and her husband have two daughters.

Jennifer Fenton: Health, Physical Activity and Sport Education Consultant responsible for the Premier's Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) (1987-2015) from inception and the Action Schools! BC initiative (2004 - 2015). On the national level Jennifer is an advocate for gender equity, she is involved in numerous endeavours promoting physical activity and sport at a grass roots level including: Past Chair of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS); Past Chair of ProMOTION Plus and current Chair of Active North Shore Network. She is the recipient of the ProMOTION Plus (2010) and Orienteering BC President's Awards (2008). Jennifer has co-authored innumerous articles and handbooks including the most recent community and evidence based Intercultural Physical Activity Guide (filled with 35 culturally diverse and inclusive games). Jennifer has a Master's from UBC exploring grade 4 girls' experiences from a low income area in Physical Education. She is a multi-sport children's coach, an active mom of two children and avid outdoor enthusiast who can be seen cycling, hiking and kayaking around Vancouver's spectacular playscape.

Sydney Millar: Health, Physical Activity and Sport Education Consultant involved in the development and implementation of the Premier's Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) and Action Schools! BC (2004 - 2015). Sydney earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University, and a Master's Degree in Leisure and Sport Management at the University of British Columbia. Sydney was the National Program Director for CAAWS, involved primarily in initiatives to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women to participate in sport and physical activity. Sydney lives in Chelsea, Quebec, just north of Ottawa. She can often be found zipping around the Gatineau hills on her bike or skis.

Shana Alexander: Health, Physical Activity and Sport Education Consultant involved in the development and implementation of the Premier's Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) and Action Schools! BC (2004 - 2015). Shana earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, and a post-graduate diploma in Sport Business Management from Algonquin College. Shana shares her love of physical activity with soon-to-be and new moms as a pre and post natal fitness specialist and instructor for Fit4Two. She is also a Board Member for the Vancouver International Children's Festival and has been a committee member for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. She has two young children and can be found on wet Saturday mornings coaching her daughter's soccer team.

Adrienne Parsons: Creative Consultant involved in the development and implementation of the Premier's Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) and Action Schools! BC (2014 - 2015). She comes equipped with a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Environmental Design and a childhood creating alongside her mom, fibre artist Marianne Parsons. She is currently Vice President of Artists in the Village Non-Profit Society and a member of the Dioptiks photography group. From graphic design to photography to copy writing, she thrives when faced with a creative challenge. She helps businesses and organizations get their message out in a fresh and clever way as a creative consultant (adrienneparsons.ca). Adrienne loves the outdoors and being physically active. She can regularly be found riding her bike on her lunchbreaks or cheering on her two children playing sports on the weekend.