Bill MacGregor – President of CPF
Have had an extensive career in the Newspaper Industry for 40 years ending with my retirement last Sept 5/13.
I started in 1970 working out of the Granville Printing Plant I worked as a pressman and in 1995 became a Shift foreman and two years later became the General Foreman of the Pressroom responsible for supervision of approx 200 people.
Supervising this many people was an interesting and rewarding time dealing with company and union officials on a regular basis.
Prior to my time in the Newspaper Industry and during some career breaks, I developed a land subdivision in the Cariboo at Williams Lake, dealing with government officials and local municipal members….later moved to Vernon BC in the Okanagan and operated a retail business in the local Mall, also opened and operated a development company selling real estate and various insurances.
During these years I also had some involvement in various internet business’s and have had much involvement in various organizations of sports, mainly Hockey, tennis, racquet ball, softball, golf, and now Pickleball.
Of course my latest venture is working with the Canadian Pickleball Federation to help grow this fabulous sport of Pickleball for all ages….
Marie Clayden – Secretary of CPF
My educational background led me to a 40 year career in education.
I have a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in English.
I have a Masters of Education degree from the York University specializing in Language and Learning (Special Education)
I have reinvented myself many times during my 40 years ….I have been a teacher, a Department Head of Special Education, a Consultant (Secondary Facilitator) for special needs students and lastly a Secondary High School Vice Principal.
Opportunities in education have been numerous…I have served on several Ministry of Education committees, I have authored many articles for publication and coauthored six textbooks focused on Workplace English.
In retirement, I have been a member of our town’s Heritage committee and on the Board for Georgina Trade and Technical Institute. As a life long learner, I have embraced Pickleball, Nordic pole walking and crocheting.