. Matt Kallio -- The first Canadian NBA referee

. EBOA referees contributed to the construction of the Saville Sports Centre by donating to the building fund. Edmonton is home to the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team.

. January 31, 2021 -- Matt Kallio referees Raptors - Magic game in Orlando.

. Matt Kallio -- The first Canadian NBA referee

Edmonton Basketball Officials Association 

April 26, 2021 

EBOA Elects Kerron Lewis as President  

At the EBOA Annual General Meeting held online April 26, 2021, the members elected:

    Kerron Lewis as President (succeeding Will Horner);

    Warren Maskoke as Vice-President (succeeding Neil Pollard);

    Karen Lasuik, Trevor Barss and Steve Melnyk as Directors at Large

Karen Lasuik -- a top-level FIBA referee who officiated at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games -- has been appointed

EBOA Director of Education and Development (succeeding Kerron Lewis).

The EBOA also recognized Jake Steinbrenner and Bob Pollard as Honourary Life Members.

2021 - 2022 EBOA Executive Board of Directors

     President – Kerron Lewis 
     Past President – Will Horner 
     Vice-President – Warren Maskoke (succeeding Neil Pollard)
     Treasurer – Leo Mangano 
     Secretary – Kristen Hutchinson
     Director of Education and Development – Karen Lasuik (succeeding Kerron Lewis)
     Director of Administration – Brad Hollett
     Director of Assigning – Trevor Barss (succeeding Tom Vandevalk)
     Director of Discipline and Mediation – Mark Dzenick (succeeding Joanna Wiegers who resigned June 8, 2021)
     Director of Relations – Steve Melynk (succeeding Evelyn Stol)
     Director of Recruitment and Retention – Mark Dzenick

March 31, 2021


Matt Kallio and Michael Weiland to Referee at the Olympic Games 

Canada Basketball has announced that Matt Kallio, Michael Weiland and Maripier Malo are three of the 30 FIBA referees selected for the Tokyo 2020 Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament this summer. Nadine Crowley has also been nominated as one of only two FIBA Referee Instructors. 

To be nominated, one must be among the best in the world. Through their commitment and dedication, these four accomplished officials serve as role models for all referees across the country.


Matt is a former EBOA president and Michael a former president of the ABOA.

January 18, 2021 

Matt Kallio becomes First Canadian NBA Referee

Matt refereed community basketball as a junior high student in Edmonton. Following a hiatus through his high school and post-secondary years, he joined the EBOA to referee again following the 2006-2007 season (when he played basketball at Grant MacEwan College). His motivation was to stay connected to the game, and he enjoyed seeing former coaches, teammates, opponents and friends in the gym. He never imagined at the time that it was possible to become a professional referee.


On Monday, January 18, 2021 Matt refereed an NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland (the Spurs won 124 - 105). He not only made history by becoming the first Canadian to referee an NBA regular season game, he also opened an avenue for young men and women to pursue a professional officiating career.


The EBOA and the City of Edmonton are proud of their native son. Well done Matt.

January 25, 2021 

EYBA Cancels Winter Season

The EYBA has cancelled the 2021 Winter Season, given that Alberta Health Services have extended restrictions "with no end in sight" and noting that it would take 2 - 3 weeks after restrictions are eventually lifted for activities to resume at the Saville Centre.




October 25, 2021 

EBOA Return to Play Protocols

The EBOA has implemented special covid protocols in accordance with the guidelines of Alberta Health Services, Basketball Canada and the Alberta Basketball Association.

All EBOA Members must complete the Return to Play Protocol Seminar and the NOCP Level 1/2 Clinic (at set times online) prior to refereeing games in the 2020 - 21 season.

CBOC Protocols

September 2020 

EBOA New Referee Clinics Postponed Indefinitely

Due to the global covid pandemic, all planned EBOA New Referee Clinics have been postponed indefinitely.

Come join our ranks. If you are already a referee with another recognized referee association and would like to join the ranks of the EBOA, please contact:

     Mark Dzenick

    EBOA Director of Recruitment


New Referee Clinics

March 2020 - Updated December 2020

EBOA Social Events Postponed Indefinitely

Virtual Awards Ceremony and Christmas Social - Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm 

Due to the global covid pandemic, all other regularly planned EBOA Social Events have been postponed indefinitely.

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