Our Beginnings and Leaders
Our Foundation was the brainchild of Robin Cumine, who, as Lake of Bays Association's President in 1982-84, called for volunteers to join him in making his idea of land and cultural conservancy a reality. George Daniels chaired the planning group which brought together Edwin Brezina, Robin Cumine, Jack Hanna, Douglas McTaggart, Simon Miles and Chris Yaneff. On 1 October 1985, the Foundation became a legal entity, and by 23 July 1986 we were granted charitable status. Our signatory Founding Directors were Henry Adamson, Edwin Brezina, Robin Cumine, Bill Daniel, Jack Hanna, Douglas McTaggart, Simon Miles, Roy Montgomery, William Paterson, Richard Roberts, Marion White and Chris Yaneff. Bill Daniel served as our founding President. He was followed by Simon Miles, Robin Cumine, Robert Blakely, Bruce MacLellan, Mark McLean, and again Bruce MacLellan. Many cottagers and full-time residents have served on the Board or on committees since 1985. We are indebted to every one of them for their valuable service in helping us get to where we are today.