Vision Statement


The Kingston Impact Basketball Club is committed to providing a basketball program that contributes to a long term healthy and active lifestyle, developing fundamental skills and good sportsmanship while encouraging a passion for sport.




Gillian Demelo
ph. 613-542-8514

House League registration, Competitive team registration, tracking equipment and scheduling gym time.



Sheldon Laidman

Alfie De Melo
Vice President
Paul Melim
Shelley Desarmia

Erik Vreekan
Director of Competitive Programs

Don Platt
Director of House League
Chris Morrow
Member at Large
Eric Finn
Member at Large
Jason Reynolds
Member at Large

About Us


On Sunday, June 24th, 2007, the Kingston Fighting Irish, Kingston Running Rebels, Kingston Cavaliers and the recreational league program, Pacers Basketball Club united to provide Kingston, Ontario, with a single, multi-tiered basketball club called the Kingston Impact.

The club has since strived to grow the game of basketball in the Greater Kingston Area in many different areas with our recreational and competitive programs.

With emalgamation the Impact has become the largest basketball club in the Toronto - Ottawa corridor. In 2010-2011, we had over 600 members.

Original Clubs


Kingston Fighting Irish Kingston Runnin' Rebels
Kingston Pacers

Kingston Cavaliers


First Executive (2007)


Position Name Former Club
President Al Baker Runnin' Rebels
VP Operations John Collins Runnin' Rebels
VP Corporate Affairs Tom Holmes Cavaliers
Competitive Programs John Grass  
House League Don Platt Pacers
Treasurer Carolyn McDonald Fightin' Irish
Equipment John Collins Runnin' Rebels
Coaching Development Dan MacWhirter Runnin' Rebels
Marketing Jackie St. Pierre  
Member at Large Rob Besselink Cavaliers
Member at Large Jason Reynolds Eastern Elite