Norma Breadner

Norma Breadner is a Culinary Instructor and Chef with the Bluewater District Board of Education. She has been providing training and food to students and staff since 2014. Norma received her Ontario College Certificate for Culinary Skills – Chef Training with Honours from Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology.  Norma has served on a number of boards over the years and is currently serving on the Blue Water Curling Club and Central Westside United Church. She enjoys the theatre and is an annual season ticket holder at The Roxy Owen Sound Little Theatre. As well Norma is an active member of the StoneTree Golf Club where she sits on several committees.

Jennifer Dault

Jennifer was born and raised in the Owen Sound area. At the age of six, following in her maternal grandfather’s footsteps, she started to take violin lessons. In high school, she played in the school’s orchestra. After college Jennifer began her career in the health care field, first working at the GBHS Owen Sound site for 22 years and then at the Southampton site in Administration. Jennifer also worked closely with the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Ladies Auxiliary, not for profit bodies whose primary mission was to raise funds for hospital equipment, etc.. After two years in Southampton, Jennifer left the acute care environment and went to work at the Owen Sound Family Health Team (OSFHT) on the Executive Team on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MoHLTC) side of the organization which was a not for profit entity. In 2014 Jennifer accepted a position as the Executive Director for the Sauble Family Health Team which again is 100% funded by the MoHLTC and a 100% not for profit organization. Jennifer resides in Sauble Beach with her husband.

Kelly Graham

Kelly is a partner of the firm, having graduated from Acadia University in 1988 and Queen’s University and Faculty of Law in 1991. Kelly completed her articling term at the firm of Middlebro’ & Stevens LLP and was called to the bar in 1993.

Kelly maintains a solid practice, chiefly in the Labour Relations and Employment Law areas. She also pursues Civil Litigation, Estate Administration and Real Estate matters and has amassed quite a vast experience throughout the years she has been in practice. Kelly frequently appears before both the Ontario and Federal Labour Relations Boards on such matters as Grievance Arbitrations, Board Proceedings, Collective Agreement negotiations and Certification Applications. Kelly has sat on the Board of Directors of both the Grey Bruce Health Services and the Community Care Access Centre in the past. She is currently the Secretary of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce and the President of the Owen Sound Skating Club. Kelly is also a member of the Zonta Club, an organization for professional women.

In addition to maintaining a fulltime practice, Kelly is the wife of a local Engineering Firm’s President and they have four children. Kelly and her family enjoy long trips in the car visiting relatives and sightseeing the countryside of North America. Above all, she and her family enjoy fishing in the local area.

 

Scott Irvine

Scott is a Canadian composer, arranger, and tuba player who now calls Owen Sound home.  An associate of the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Canadian League of Composers, he has been commissioned to compose works by numerous organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Laidlaw Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council. His works have been recorded on a number of commercial releases by a variety of artists and on multiple record labels, including CDs by Joan Watson, Jack Grunsky, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Most of his compositions are written for concert band and brass instruments.

Scott is a graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and also studied music composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music with Samuel Dolin. He has been the principal tubist for the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra since 1984 and currently holds the same post with the Esprit Orchestra. In 1997, he co-founded True North Brass with whom he has released four CDs, all of which feature some of his own compositions. He is a former member of the Hannaford Street Silver Band with whom he performed, composed, and recorded for more than 20 years. He notably played the tuba music featured on the children’s television program The Elephant Show.

 

Anne-Marie McLeish

Anne-Marie was born in Toronto to a family with a strong commitment to peace, social justice, and diversity.  Her family values instilled in her a dedication to helping people.  After earning a Bachelors Degree in Geography at York University, Anne-Marie went on to complete the Canadian Securities Course while working in Toronto’s financial sector.  Anne-Marie has also worked as a Branch Manager for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Red Cross, and served a term as the Executive Director of the Women’s Centre Grey Bruce.  Most recently, Anne-Marie retired after 11 years as Business Manager with Community Living Owen Sound and District.

A capable musician, Anne-Marie has performed on three occasions at Massey Hall in Toronto, sang for Queen Elizabeth during her 1977 Sliver Jubilee visit to Canada, played the role of Lady Sarah in the Haliburton Little Theatre’s 1992 production of Camelot, was a soloist with the Haliburton Messiah Choir and is a past member of the Georgian Bay Concert Choir and the Shoreline Chorus.

 

David McLeish

David is married (to Anne-Marie) and has two daughters, both of whom are very musical.  He has a B.A. in Geography and Biology and a Master of Science in Biology from York University.  He spent most of his career working for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, initially as a Biologist and later as a Senior Manager.  His work there included working with First Nations, recreational, and commercial fisheries and partner agencies in the U.S., managing Lakes Huron and Superior.

Music has had a special place in David’s heart for as long as he can remember. Initially playing guitar with friends, viola at high school, and later in a ‘basement’ band with friends, music has always been important.  After moving to Owen Sound David joined the Board of Directors for KidsPlay, a small not-for-profit dedicated to producing concerts for young children.  Later he sat on the Board of Directors of the Georgian Bay Folk Society, presenters of the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival, for 5 years, 2 as President.  Now retired, David focuses his energies on renovating a century house and The Big Sound.

 

Cathie Thompson

Catherine is a self-employed accountant with CPA, CGA designation.  An avid volunteer, Cathie has sat on the Board of Directors of the V.O.N., G&B House, Big Brothers Big Sisters and a local curling club.  For 31 years Cathie has helped those in need as a Community Income Tax volunteer.  In addition, Cathie has helped organize the Ontario Special Olympics Winter games, directed and managed a Youth Bowling event in Owen Sound & Meaford, hosted a local cable TV show, fundraised for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and sat as the volunteer recruitment Chair for the Canadian Softball Championships.