Patrick has been working in the non-profit and Crown corporation sector for more than 15 years. His interest in performing socially responsible work and making a difference in the Lake of the Woods area, Kenora, and the region's communities has brought him to LOWDSA.
Patrick's broad skill set, healthy initiative, and ability to develop strong interpersonal and business relationships will help LOWDSA serve its members and the larger community by providing leadership, education, and communication on issues affecting the Lake of the Woods region.
His ability to draw on his non-profit experience will be an asset to our members. It will help LOWDSA sustain one of the most beautiful places on earth for future generations.
Cassidy (she/her) grew up spending her summers at her family cottage in Nestor Falls. She enjoys backcountry camping, paddling, waterskiing, fishing, and practically any outdoor activity that can be done in the area. Her appreciation for the environment started at a young age and translated into a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Her passion and specialized study is Environmental Education, a great fit as our new Environmental Program Coordinator Intern. She has strong work experience in interpretation, outreach, and public relations through working with Manitoba Sustainable Development and IISD-Experimental Lakes Area. She particularly enjoys working with the public on environmental topics and is looking forward to her involvement with the LakeSmart program and working with all our members.
Cassidy has been very involved in the environmental community, perhaps most notably volunteering as the President of The Environment and Geography Students’ Association. She is excited to transfer her experience with project management into LOWDSA’s events, taking on our existing programs as well as exploring new ones.
The value of the area’s beauty and sustainability is close to Cassidy’s heart and will remain a top priority in her work with LOWDSA. You can expect to see her out on the water this summer in her bright yellow kayak! Make sure to give her a wave or spark up a conversation!
Alena (she/her) grew up going to her family's cottage on Ottermere lake. Spending all four seasons out there made her fall in love with the area even more. This set a passion on fire for everything lake life and the environment. She found her passion for photography taking pictures at the lake and continued to document her trips to the lake through the lens. When she wasn't at the lake she likely was in the gym playing basketball, as it is one of her other passions.
In 2021 Alena graduated from Providence University College where she played basketball for four years and completed a degree in Communications and Media. During that time she learnt so much from being apart of a team in addition to her studies.
She looks forward to being apart of the LOWDSA team and sharing her passion for lake life. It is a dream come true to be living just outside Kenora and working with a team that has mutual goals involving the environment.