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.

The Team

Our creative team

Hugh McKenzie

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


Mary Laronde

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

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.

Gerald Richard Gooderham

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 had retired in 2017 but still does photography.