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OWA Board of Directors

President: Paul Robertson

Vice-President: Art Shannon

Executive Committee: Kerry Coleman, Dave Ferguson, Paul Robertson, Art Shannon, and Don Willis

Directors: Craig Appleyard, David Braet, Paul Butler, Ron Casier, Neil Dunning, Stuart Giles, Dorothy Hamilton, Elizabeth Heale, Terry Hoover, Fred Huszarik, Katalijn MacAfee, Bob Mingie, Brian Paradoski, Dan Romanoski, Shawn Saulnier, Dave Sexsmith, Lorne Smith and Don Willis

Past President: David Sexsmith

Audit Committee: Dorothy Hamilton and Tom Adamchick

Nomination Committee: Paul Robertson, Dan Romanoski and Rick Wilkins

Please consider adding your voice to the OWA provincial Board of Directors. Help us meet the challenges of a growing organization - woodlot owners acting for fellow woodlot owners. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a Director, please contact a member of your Nomination Committee. For further information, contact Eric Thompson at the OWA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For chapter presidents and directors, please view our Chapters page.

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  • Dave Sexsmith
    Dave Sexsmith

    Dave first joined the OWA at the invitation of a friend and he has been an active member since. He has served on his chapter’s board and hosted field days for the organization.

    Through his involvement with the OWA, Dave has met many people who share his fascination with trees and enjoy exchanging experiences and ideas. Knowledge gained has allowed Dave to better appreciate the ability of the forest to provide products for our use and still be the biodiversity centre of our province.

    Through tree planting and natural regeneration, Dave, and his wife Lois, have seen their old farm fields convert into a treed landscape, providing wildlife corridors and habitat.

    A lifelong woodworker, Dave produces a wide range of woodland products, from firewood and lumber to carved burl bowls while, at the same time, observing how his property is evolving back to mature forest.

    Of his experience with the OWA Dave says “I came out to get answers to my forestry questions; I’ve stayed because of the quality of people I’ve met.”

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