The long-time executive director of the Sport North Federation has called it quits.

Doug Rentmeister has resigned his position effective immediately for “health and personal reasons”. His resignation letter, which was obtained by NNSL Media, was sent to the Sport North board and all territorial sport organizations.

Doug Rentmeister, seen during a site tour in Hay River in 2017, has resigned as Sport North’s executive director citing “health and personal reasons”.
NNSL file photo

Les Skinner, the federation’s president, stated in an e-mail that Rentmeister felt the decision was in the best interests of both the federation and himself personally and he accepted it.

Skinner also stated that he spoke with the office staff in Yellowknife regarding Rentmeister’s decision and that it’s business as usual as far as he’s concerned.

“On a personal note, I am very appreciative for all the hard work and contributions to sport in the NWT that Doug has made over the last 31 years,” stated Skinner. “Doug has played an integral role in the Sport North Federation and he will be missed.”

Bill Othmer, the federation’s sport manager, has moved into the executive directorship on an interim basis.

Skinner told NNSL Media he’s planning on holding a board meeting in the coming days to specifically deal with the executive director position.

Rentmeister had served as executive director since 2002.

James McCarthy

After being a nomad around North America following my semi-debauched post-secondary days, I put down my roots in Yellowknife in 2006. I’ve been keeping this sports seat warm with NNSL for the better...

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