National Council

National Council

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s National Council is a group of distinguished individuals who are champions of the work of the organization – past, present and future. These individuals are lending their names in support of the museum’s ambitious agenda of reinvention and relocation and will serve as special advisors. It is expected that in the coming months, this illustrious group will grow to include approximately 80 individuals.

Each member of our National Council is inspiring in his or her own right. By bringing them together, we can demonstrate the breadth, depth and diversity of distinguished Canadians who support the museum and its mission. We expect that together we will be able to reach further, inspiring individuals, groups and communities from coast to coast to coast, to join us in the important work ahead.

We are pleased to share that His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is the official Royal Patron of the museum and has graciously agreed to be the Honourary Chair of the National Council. The museum is grateful to the following individuals, for their commitment as members of its National Council:

 

  • Bill Buxton, Paddler, Public Intellectual & Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Wendy Cecil, Philanthropist and former Chancellor, Victoria University (U of T)
  • Victoria Grant, Teme-Augama Anishnabai Qway, Past Chair Community Foundations of Canada
  • Geoff Green, Community Builder & Founder Students on Ice Foundation
  • Roy MacGregor, Paddler, Writer and Globe and Mail Columnist
  • Peter Mansbridge, Broadcaster and former Chancellor Mount Allison University
  • Mark McLean, Paddler & Philanthropist
  • Shelagh Rogers, Broadcaster & Chancellor University of Victoria
  • Andrew Stewart, Archaeologist & Board Member McLean Foundation
  • Jim Stewart, Sprint Paddler, & Katie Stewart, Philanthropists
  • Les Stroud, TV Personality, Filmmaker and Musician
  • Adam van Koeverden, Olympic and World Champion Kayaker
  • Bob Gainey, NHL player, general manager, hockey hall of famer & philanthropist
  • Scott MacGregor, Publisher and CEO Rapid Media
  • Larry McDermott, Member Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation, Ontario Human Rights Commission Commissioner & Executive Director of Plenty Canada
  • Valerie Pringle, TV Host, Journalist & Board Chair of the Great Trail
  • Philip Lee, Journalist and Professor
  • Aaju Peter, Inuk Lawyer and Activist
  • Shelley Ambrose, Publisher Walrus Magazine & Executive Director of the Walrus Foundation
  • Hereditary Chief, Sigenigtog District Mi’kmawey Mawiomi, Stephen Augustine, Associate Vice President, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College
  • Claude Cousineau, Professor of Recreation and Co-Founder of the National Canoe Schools and the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association.
  • Curve Lake First Nation Chief Phyllis Williams, First Nations Leader & Community Builder
  • Matthew Coon Come, Cree Politician, activist and former National Chief Assembly of First Nations
  • Ted Johnson, Paddler, Philanthropist & Community Builder
  • Bob Baun, Former NHL star, businessman & Ontario Sports Hall of Famer
  • Hiawatha First Nation Chief Laurie Carr, First Nations Leader & Community Builder
  • Rick and Priscilla Brooks-Hill, Community Builders and Philanthropists