After eight years at the head of the Portage Regional Recreation Authority (PRRA), General Manager David Sattler is moving on.
In an April 30 press release, the PRRA board acknowledged its acceptance of Sattler’s resignation and announced its intention to immediately begin the search for his successor.
In the press release, the board states Sattler’s last day will be effective May 17. He has been employed by the PRRA since 2011 and has been general manager since January 2013.
“David has been a great asset to the PRRA,” says Kam Blight, board chair and reeve of the RM of Portage. “His professionalism and dedication have contributed to the success of the PRRA in countless ways, and we are grateful for the constant effort he has put forth to ensure the success of our recreational community.”
Sattler’s career with the PRRA has been marked by a number of highlights, including major events such as the 2015 RBC Cup (hockey) and the 2018 Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Olympic Curling Trials. He has also overseen the development and growth of the PRRA portfolio, including significant improvements at Rotary Republic Park, Splash Island water park, and Delta Beach campground.
“The board also acknowledges the important role David has played in helping team members identify and develop abilities they may not have even realized they possessed,” says Irvine Ferris, board vice-chair and mayor of the City of Portage la Prairie. “David’s leadership has helped our facilities become world class. We will miss David and wish him every success as he pursues new opportunities.”
Sattler has accepted a position with True North Sports + Entertainment in Winnipeg as general manager of the Bell MTS Iceplex.
Blight says the search for a new general manager will begin immediately, with the position posted not later than mid-May.
The PRRA is a non-profit corporation responsible for recreation programs and facilities in the Portage la Prairie region.