2016/2017(See biographies below)
• Linda Dill, Director
• Paul Enright, Treasurer
• Carolle Beyore, 1st VP
• Bill Kent, President
• Nancy Fairweather, 2nd VP
• Lynne Armstrong, Director
• Anne Connolly, Secretary
• Sue Swankie, Director
Ex-officio, non-voting members:
• Gerry Herron – Selwyn Township Liasion
Peter Raymond, Past President- Trent Lakes Liasion
• Judy McWhirter, Manager
• Peggy Roberts, Bookkeeper
BIOGRAPHIES OF CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Bill Kent, President
Diane and I moved to Village of Buckhorn in the summer of 2011 when she retired from the TDSB (Toronto District School Board) and while I was still fortunate enough to work from home. We were familiar with the area having spent summers at Grandview Park in the 90’s and participated in many of the BCC events along with generally enjoying the local amenities. Still, moving here was a leap of faith since growing up ourselves and then raising two kids in suburban Scarborough and later in Whitby is not exactly living in the country. The sense of community, the people, and the activities we’ve found in the area have been a wonderful surprise. I’ve worked for 35 years and counting at a large blue I.T. solutions company, managing the business of training in Canada for select software brands for the last 16 years. Retirement could be on the horizon. We’re normal parents, taking on the usual duties of coaching and extracurricular activities while our children grew up and more recently enjoying the freedom of the empty nest set. In our spare time we like to golf in season and are open to most recreational opportunities. We love pets, especially dogs, and for the first time in our lives don’t have any. We enjoy the rewards of working on home projects at our own pace. Our home and community are important to us and we look forward to many years of “living the dream in Buckhorn”.
Linda Dill, Director
For 59 years I lived in the little town of Dresden Ont. I married my wonderful husband Ken and we were blessed with two beautiful children, Melissa and Kenton. We now have five grandchildren. After 30 years of working for TD Canada Trust we decided to retire to our cottage. We moved to beautiful Buckhorn in February of 2009, to bee closer to our children. Melissa and her family live in Courtice and our son Kenton is a Sergeant with the Royal Dragoon in the Canadian Armed Forces. Kenton has served on two tours in Afghanistan. On each tour the Buckhorn Yellow Ribbon Campaign sent him packages filled with LOVE. Choosing Buckhorn for our new place to call HOME has been the best decision for our family. We have met such wonderful people, in a community full of life. I am honoured to be on the Board of Directors since 2010 and chairperson for the Fundraising Committee. I currently work at the Buckhorn Welcome Centre for the Buckhorn District Tourist Association (BDTA), a job I just love. LIFE IS GOOD!!!
Paul Enright, Treasurer
Buckhorn became my full-time home in 1999, as I prepared to retire as a District Chief from a 37-year career with the Toronto Fire Department. During my work life, I served for 14 years on the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Fire Fighters, and held various positions in both my local and provincial associations for more than 30 years. In addition, I worked with the Canadian General Standards Board for 10 years to develop standards for firefighters’ protective clothing, and I remain involved working for the well-being of firefighters as the current President of the East York Retired Fire Fighters Association.Currently, I serve as the Chairman of the St. Mary’s Cemetery Board in Young’s Point, where I also volunteer as the manager and custodian of this beautiful and historic graveyard. Along with volunteering, I enjoy golf, travel, and spending time with my family; my wife Andrea, son Michael and daughter Lee-Anne and their families. We are blessed with five healthy and wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age from 15 months to 13 years.
Carolle Beyore, 1st VP
I will soon be married 30 years to the love of my life, Kevin. I have two grown children. Our youngest serves with the Canadian Military and our eldest son being an avid outdoorsman is really the one who attracted us to this area. He attended College in Lindsay and then Trent University and always raved about the area. We visited, liked what we saw and decided to stay. I have moved my Financial Services business to the area and as a family we have built our log home. My spouse continues to commute 5 hours one way on weekends until his retirement early in 2010. I have always been heavily involved in the community in which we live –from board member and volunteer for Hospital auxiliary, president of the PTA (5+yrs),Classroom volunteer, tutor, fundraiser, school bus safety committee, Red Cross Emergency, Girl Guide & Pathfinder leader, church groups and mentoring in the financial field. I truly believe that we as citizens must “give back” to the community that we make home and now that I have settled in this community it’s time to get on with it.
Nancy Fairweather, 2nd VP
I was born in Toronto, and was summer-cottage-raised in Buckhorn since 1959. I am wife of 42 years to husband, Derry; mom to two wonderful daughters and grandmother (Nanny) to four lovely grandchildren. In 1995, after dismantling and donating our family cottage, we built an all-season home on the cottage site. Upon retirement, I resided here while hubby commuted weekends. Aside from being wife and mom I have experienced a varied career from Canada Trust, Peel Manor and Financial Post to working from home transcribing for a market research firm. Since moving permanently to the Buckhorn area I’ve enjoyed volunteering in many capacities: People’s Warden and ACW President St. Matthew St. Aidan church, OPP Community Police, founding member of Rural Outreach Centre, President/Deanery Rep to Toronto Diocese Anglican Church Women Board of Directors, and volunteer at BCC for many years. It is an honour to serve as Board member and President for the Buckhorn Community Centre.
Lynne Armstrong, Director ( bio to come )
Anne Connolly, Secretary
My husband Steve and I moved from the GTA to Buckhorn in the spring of 2013. We vacationed in the area with our three children for over 25 years and Buckhorn became our second home. It was always our plan to wait till we retired to move up to Buckhorn full time. We run a small business and as long as we have internet access, we can work anywhere. We began to wonder what was keeping us in the city. We listed our house and here we are! We have never looked back and have not regretted the big move for even a second. The BCC is a wonderful and welcoming place to get your feet wet as a volunteer new to the area.
Sue Swankie, Director ( bio to come )
Peter Raymond, Twp Council Liaison, Ex-Officio Board Member
I am the Harvey Ward Councillor and was past president of BCC. I act as a liaison between the Board and Trent Lakes Council. The municipality helps to fund the B.C.C. and I listen to the Board’s needs and deliver messages on behalf of the Board.
Judy McWhirter, Manager, Ex-Officio Board Member
I moved here with my husband in 1980 to raise our two young children. We now have four grandchildren! I have been manager of the Centre since 1986 and enjoy meeting new people, organizing events and working with amazing volunteers. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, sewing, golfing and spending time with family.
Peggy Roberts, Bookkeeper, Ex-Officio Board Member
I came from Eastern Ontario, where I grew up along the St. Lawrence River. As a young person, I experienced the relocation of my hometown, Morrisburg, during the development of the Seaway Water System. My career was in the municipal area, where I was a Clerk-Treasurer for 20+ years. I have a financial and political background. My strengths are in fundraising planning. I have been very involved with Crime Stoppers locally, provincially and internationally. For the past four years I was Chairperson. My husband and I moved here in 1999 and instantly fell in love with the community and have enjoyed volunteering at the BCC ever since. I have been involved with all of the major fundraising events as well as sitting on numerous committees of the Board.