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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..

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  • Lorne Smith
    Lorne Smith

    I live on the farm where I was raised on McCowan Road, just north of Major Mackenzie Drive and south of the Markham Fair Grounds. The farm has been owned by our family since 1917.

    In 1962, when I married Carol Reesor from Cedar Grove, we built our new home on the farm. Part of the property is a regenerating forest/wetland and all of the trees around the house have been planted by me over the years. Right now I am being plagued with dead ash trees which I am cutting down for firewood to use in the air-tight stove in the basement.

    In addition, the family owns 325 acres of mixed forest just east of Bobcageon where I boil maple syrup each spring. This forest is all under a MFTIP plan.

    I have developed a real commitment to good management of these properties and the membership in OWA has provided me a great deal of information, encouragement and friendship with many like-minded individuals.

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