Board of Directors for 2016 - 2017

 

Arthur Ayers
Bryan Daly  
Patricia Cassidy
Wayne Daly
Citlalli Elizalde
Alain Guy
Julie Murray
Judith O'Rourke
Frank Therien  
James Shea

Arthur Ayers

 
President  
Arthur Ayers is a lawyer with his own practice. His professional experience has included immigration and refugee issues. He is bilingual in English and French, a resident of Gatineau and keenly interested in the situation of the English-speaking community of Quebec. He has taught English in Japan and is fluent in Japanese. He describes himself as having proven adaptability to various work and cultural environments. His sports interests include cycling racing and cross-country skiing.

 

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Patricia Cassidy

Vice-President

 
Pat is a resident of Hull; she is the mother of 2 sons and has five grand-children. She is a retired secondary and post-secondary school teacher.
Pat has been very involved for many years with Irish community of Ottawa-Hull, particularly with traditional music (she plays the whistle). Until recently, as PRO of Ottawa Branch of the Irish music organization, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, she was responsible for all publicity for the branch. She has been similarly involved with her church where she chairs the Care & Share Committee, looks after publicity for parish events and produces an annual Christmas variety concert.
Pat's interests also include reading, gardening and photography. She has done a considerable amount of events photography as a volunteer and also does free-lance photography, with occasional reporting, for the West-Quebec Post. Her greatest enjoyment, however, comes from taking photos outdoors - nature, scenery, etc.
Pat hopes to be of service to the local English-speaking population as a member of the West Quebecers Board.

 

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Bryan Daly

 
Bryan Daly was born in Ottawa and raised in Wakefield. In 2001 he retired after serving for 35 years in the organization now known as the Canadian Border Services Agency. In the years following he has occupied himself with parish work and the Irish Society of the National Capital Region. He is Secretary-Treasurer of St. Camillus Church in Farrellton, and Chair of the ACU Network (Anglican-Catholic-United), based in Kazabazua and covering Christian churchesin the Gatineau Valley from Wright to Chelsea.

 

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Frank Therien

 
Frank was elected to the Board for the 2015/16 term and will assume the mandate as liaison with the City of Gatineau. Born and raised in Aylmer, Frank is best known as a former Councillor of the City of Aylmer for 14 years. His interests did not lie solely in politics - he also ran a silk screening business (NUVEL),which was directly responsible for the mass production of the Canadian flag in 1964. This success was most notably featured in TIME magazine. A former President of the Rotary Club, Frank is excited to be involved again in the West Quebec community through his role at RAWQ.

 

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