Volleyball Canada has lost a champion.

Volleyball Canada is sad to announce that Ian Fowler, City of Moncton’s General Manager of Economic Development, Tourism & Culture, and member of Volleyball Canada’s National Championships Committee since 2009 has passed away on November 5th, 2011. Ian was a visionary who always found ways to make things happen despite obstacles. From being instrumental in transforming Magnetic Hill into a concert hub to bringing major sporting events to the City of Moncton. Ian had big plans for the City of Moncton. He was also one of the key individuals who are working on the 2012 Canadian Open to ensure that it will be a first class event.

Ian will be greatly missed and will always be a part of the Volleyball Canada family. We send our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

More information on Ian’s service and how to make a donation to his charity of choice, Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation, can be found at the following link: http://www.fergusonknowlesfh.com/obituaries/66218 .