Board Members

The purpose of the Living Temagami Arts and Culture is to promote community interest, engagement, appreciation, and education in the arts, culture, heritage, local history, and other areas.

Our Board Members

Gerald Richard Gooderham

Volunteer Board Member and jury member

Gerald started a contracting business in 1982, G.R.Gooderham Construction, on Lake Temagami and ran it for 35 years. In 2008 he started Gooderham Photography. He retired in 2017 but is still an active photographer.

Dave MacDonald

Chair of the Volunteer Board of Directors

Dave MacDonald began feeling the pull of Temagami in the early ‘70s, however his career took him away from the region but he could never escape the feeling that Temagami was meant to be his home. He now serves as our Chair and is active on the volunteer committee for the Northern Arts Connection.

Mary McTavish

Volunteer Board Member

Mary brings a background from both private and public service in Human Resources and Financial Management to the board of directors at Living Temagami, and to the Northern Arts Connection project team. Family and youth programming is her area of interest as she continues her commitment to community service in Temagami.

Mary Laronde

Volunteer Board Member

Mary has retired from the Union of Ontario Indians. Mary specializes in Anishinaabe governance, self-government, land stewardship, community development, consultation, and communications.

Hugh McKenzie

Volunteer Board Member

Hugh McKenzie, Spirit Name Zaagiidgeaway Gabo (Standing Out In The Open), is a First Nation Ojibwe Elder, Artist, Musician, Traditional Healer & Native Drug and Alcohol Counselor from Temagami First Nation, Bear Island Ontario.