Nov. 15, 2022

Mark Chipman & Sarah Howe

A conversation with Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman & Governor of Truth North Sports & Entertainment and Sarah Howe, Chair of the Board of the North Point Douglas Women's Centre.


Host Don Amero sits down with Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman & Governor of Truth North Sports & Entertainment (Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club) and his daughter Sarah Howe, a med-school student who currently sits as Chair of the Board of the North Point Douglas Women's Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Mark also serves as the Governor of the Winnipeg Jets on the NHL’s Board of Governors.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Mark attended St. Paul’s High School and later, the University of North Dakota where he played varsity football while earning an Honors B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate in Law. 

Mark entered the business of professional hockey in 1996 and led the team that developed Canada Life Centre and ultimately the acquisition and relocation of the NHL Atlanta Thrashers. The club was re-named the Winnipeg Jets by Mark at the 2011 NHL entry draft. In December of 2016, Mark was named to the Executive Committee of the NHL’s Board of Governors.

Mark has been the recipient of the AHL's James C. Hendy and Thomas Ebright awards as well as the Order of Manitoba and the University of North Dakota’s Sioux Award.

In addition to his business and hockey interests, Mark is actively involved in a number of community efforts. He established the True North Youth Foundation in 1996 and founded Gonzaga Middle School in 2016. Mark was named to the Selection Committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019 and is the Chairman of the Winnipeg Downtown Community Safety Partnership.

Sarah began volunteering at the North Point Women's Centre in 2019, and joined the board in May of 2020. She has served as the secretary and fundraising chair, prior to moving into the chair position this past spring. Sarah has a strong passion for serving the community, and for bettering the lives of all brothers and sisters. Sarah is currently working on her Master’s degree in science at the University of Manitoba. Her research focus is on ICU-acquired weakness, where she gets to work directly with patients, aiming to conduct research to improve their quality of life. Sarah also owns a small catering business, and has a home in Winnipeg with her husband and two dogs, Addie and Chip.

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