Ontario Shorewalk Association have been actively lobbying government
for the past six months on an ad hoc basis. They met at Fort Erie’s
Bertie Boat Club on Saturday to formalize their organization and plan
for the future. An executive was formed consisting of President-Garry
Skerrett, Treasurer-Doug Taylor, Auditor-Ron Lampman and directors Earl
Plato, Ryan Munroe and Lisa Chiolfi.
advisory board was also selected. It consists of: Honorary Members:
Ray Haggerty (former MPP), and G.Smith (Pat) Macdonald (lawyer and former
Port Colborne Mayor), and Advisory Members: Amy King, Ken Cardwell,
Tim Haggerty, Neal Skerrett, Janet Truckenbrodt, Shirley Grace, Chris
Larocque, Megan Sunners, Sam Sunners, Mike Matheson, Anne Krieger, Dr.
Martha Skerrett, Dr. Derek Beahm, Chris Freiburger, Scott and Sue Hepburn
and Lara Skerrett. Other advisory board members will be added as the
organization grows. As well, executive members Lisa Ciolfi and Ryan
Munroe are developing a Port Colborne Shorewalk Association.
group will keep its initial focus of working to expand and improve shoreline
access here in Port Colborne-Fort Erie and along all of Ontario’s
Great Lakes shoreline. They
meet next at 2.00 P.M. on Saturday, April 8
at the Bertie Boat Club, just north of the Point Abino
stands at 250 and new members can enlist free of cost on their website
at www.shorewalk.ca or phone Garry Skerrett at 905-658-1505.