Recent Activities:

Reports and Studies:

  • Orientation and Recc Tour Trent Severn Waterway Central Sector Sites - Le Boat - 2017
  • Research and investigations for Rideau Canal Business Implementation - Le Boat - 2016/2017
  • Oriention and Recc tour Rideau Canal - Le Boat 2016 
  • Production of Phase 2 Data Collection for Research and Development Investment Along the Rideau Canal and the Trent Severn Waterway. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports Ontario - 2015/2016
  • Third Party Review, Marine Business Opportunity, Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, Ontario - February 2016
  • Operational and Technical Analysis Manual of Marine Operations and Regulations. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports Ontario - 2014/2015
  • Review of Water Managment Study. Trent Severn Waterway National Historic Site, Parks Canada - 2012
  • Facilitated 2nd consultation meetings Waterway Heritage Values Mapping System Project. Trent Severn Waterway - Parks Canada - 2011.
  • Members of Expert Panel: Through Waterway Management Evaluation - Parks Canada - 2011
  • Facilitated initial consultation meeting Waterway Heritage Values Mapping System Project. Trent Severn Waterway - Parks Canada - 2011.
  • Input to Low Head Power Generation on Heritage Canals Review- Mr. Ken East, Fireweed Futures - 2010.
  • Marina Process Proposal - City of Kawartha Lakes - 2009 - 2010.
  • Information Study The Rideau Canal and Trent– Severn Waterway National Historic Sites of Canada - Euromapping (www.euromapping.com), France and the Inland Waterway Advisory Council, U.K. - 2009
  • Analysis of Two Sectors Versus Three Sectors - Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Parks Canada - 2008
  • Information Research and Report Part II - Euromapping Consulting, France - 2008
  • Manager's Representative re: Classification Resolution - January 2008.
  • Information Research and Report, Part I - Euromapping Consulting France - 2007
  • Organizational Review Shops and Services - Rideau Canal National Historic Site, Parks Canada - 2007
  • Review of Other Models of Waterway, Waterway Corridor Managment and Financing Report - Panel on The Future of The Trent Severn Waterway - 2007

Related Work:

  • Attended World Canals Conference - Syracuse, New York, USA, September, 2017 
  • Attended WCCO World Canals Cities Forum - Yangzhou, China, Septemner 2017
  • Members of the Pan-Netherlands-Belgium Tourism Study Tour, Netherlands and Belgium, May 2017
  • Attended WCCO Meetings as Advisor - Yangzhou, China, April 2017
  • Appointed to Expert Committee and a special advisor to the WHCCCO, Yangzhou, China, December 2016
  • Attended and gave opening remarks at the World Canals Conference, Inverness, Scotland, September 2016 
  • At the request of DC 21, participated in on site meetings to understand and  review the Delaware canal and the issues and concerns related to its operation and maintenance. May 2016
  • Lead and part of a delegation on behalf of IWI to the World Heritage Canals Forum and 2016 Annual Meeting of the World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization (WHCCCCO), Yangzhou, China, April 2016
  • Appointed Special Adviser to the WHCCCO, Yangzhou, China April 2016
  • Elected as a member to the WHCCCCO, Yangzhou, China, April 2016
  • Attended and presented at the 2015 World Canals Cities Tourism Forum, Yangzhou, China, September, 2015
  • Organized, chaired and reported on a first time meeting of the 6 canals that are World Heritage Sites in Ghent Belgium
  • Delegates and speakers at the World Canals Conference, Ghent , Belgium, September, 2015
  • Members of the planning group for the 2017 World Canals Conference, Syracuse, New York
  • Head of the foreign delegation attending the Yangzhou World Canal Cities Expo and lead and members of a specific delegation in Yangzhou for further discussions on protection and utilization related to the 2014 World Heritage Site Designation of the Grand Canal in June, 2014
  • Presentation World Canals Conference, Milan, "How Partnerships in Canal Restoration Can Put the“Port” Back into Port Byron", 2014
  • Presented paper to Mr. Gord Brown, Member of Parliament on suggested additional water and land based activities for the Rideau Canal as part of a public input and study meeting, Lombardy Ontario, 2013
  • Presented paper "Are Traditional Canal Management Practices Sustainable - A Canadian Perspective" at the World Canals Conference, Toulouse, France, 2013
  • Participated as members and spokesperson of an Ad Hoc committee to express concerns regarding proposed fee changes for Parks Canada's Historic Canals, 2013
  • Lead and members of a delegation to Milan Italy to discuss organization of upcoming World Canals Conference 2014, 2012
  • Lead a Tour of Belgium Canals and Waterways, 2012
  • Attended 25th World Canals Conference and headed 3rd.foreign delegation, Yangzhou, China , 2012
  • Participated as members and spokesperson of an Ad Hoc committee to express concerns regarding proposed reductions to Parks Canada's Historic Canals. Spring, Summer, 2012
  • Lead and a member of a 2nd delegation to Yangzhou China for further discussions on the 2012 World Canals Conference and World Heritage Site Designation process., 2011.
  • Member of the International Canal Marketing Team, State of New York
  • Members of a study tour of Bohemia and Saxony to learn about and support the new initiatives and technology being planned and taking place related to inland navigation. 2011
  • Lead and a member of a delegation to Yangzhou China for discussions on the 2012 World Canals Conference and World Heritage Site Designation process, 2011.
  • Lead a tour of the Canals of Southern Germany, 2010
  • Represented Inland Waterways International at the Canal Cities Forum and Expo, Yangzhou, China, 2010
  • Chair for the 2010 World Canals Conference, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Chair and Member of 2010 World Canals Conference Planning Committee, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Chaired two sessions, World Canals Conference, Serbia, 2009
  • Presented at four sessions, World Canals Conference, Serbia, 2009
  • Member of Steering Committee, World Canals Conference, Serbia, 2009
  • Edited papers for presentation, World Canals Conference, Serbia, 2009
  • Expert delegate, World Canals Conference, Serbia, 2009
  • Member of Steering Committee, World Canals Conference, Canada 2008
  • Presented at one session, World Canals Conference, Kingston 2008
Community:
  • Volunteer Canvasser, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation
  • Member of Environment Committee, Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation
  • Co-Chair, Relay For Life (Trent Hills) 2011
  • Habitat For Humanity, Family Services Committee
  • Member, Canadian Power and Sail Squadron
  • Member, Friends of the Rideau
  • Past President, Canal Society of New York State
  • Member of Rideau Advisory Committee
  • Member of Ottawa West Granite Curling Club
  • Campbellford Curling and Racquet Club
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