Board of Directors:


Dan Baxter – President

I’m Dan Baxter and I’m pleased to serve as your Board President.

I’m a single father of one wonderful son who is an apprentice small motors mechanic. I’m a 13-year cancer survivor who feels like he got a second chance at life! With my second chance, one of the things I have really enjoyed doing is clowning. As a clown, my name is “Daffy”, formerly Daffodil Dan when I was fundraising for the Cancer Society. As Daffy, you’ll see me dressed in my bright yellow tuxedo, blowing up balloons at local events or riding a float in the Santa Claus parade. Making kids of all ages smile is one think I love to do!

I am a former member of a Toastmasters Club here in the city, and when I’m not leading meetings or clowning around, you’ll find me with a tool in my hand – at home or helping friends!

April Pilon – Vice President

I am April Pilon, a native of Thunder Bay, and my life journey has seen me become a mother of four wonderful children while maintaining a loving marriage of 15 years. Professionally, I am a dedicated local nurse practitioner, driven by a steadfast belief in the principles of health promotion and illness prevention. I strive to exemplify these values in my own life.

My commitment to a healthy lifestyle is reflected in my personal choices, which include activities such as running and skate skiing. Additionally, I am actively engaged in supporting my children’s endeavors, serving as a coach and their most enthusiastic cheerleader.

I consider it a privilege to contribute to the McIntyre Board this year, and I aspire to bring a fresh and insightful perspective to our group. My aim is to foster positive outcomes that benefit both families and our esteemed members.

Rebecca Hagdu – Secretary

Debbie Cashmore – Treasurer

I recently moved to the North McIntyre ward and am pleased to be sitting on the Board of Directors of the NMRC.   I look forward to working with the Board and Charlene as I take on the role of Treasurer.

I am a mother of two daughters and have been blessed with four beautiful grandchildren. I spent 36 years working in the construction sector retiring ten years ago. I enjoy all four of our seasons, camping and fishing in the summer, snowshoeing in winter and hiking with my dog year-round. I have several hobbies including knitting, quilting, gardening, sewing, cross-stitch and reading. I also enjoy travelling. I have volunteered pinching perogies and assisting Charlene with the NMRC’s computerized accounting system.

Although we currently live in challenging times, I will put forth my best efforts to keep the NMRC the viable and community minded facility that we know and want it to be. I also look forward to future events at the NMRC where I hope to meet my many North McIntyre ward neighbours.


Erin Doran

Jesse Hagdu

Janet Jardine

I have been a volunteer at the North McIntyre Rec Centre since 2015 and this is my second term on the Board of Directors. I have loved participating as a director and I have enjoyed pickleball, aerobics, movie nights with families and with Silver Cinema! Karaoke is fun too. You’ll also see me in the kitchen on Wednesday mornings with the Ladies Auxiliary – I’m the one up to my elbows in onions and butter traying our perogies!

Looking ahead to my second year on the Board, I’m excited to see new families coming on board to support their community centre! And, I’m looking forward to seeing our community coming out to join us at our programs and events!

Ryan Ranta-Ojala

Tonya Ranta-Ojala

Heather Richards


Charlene Rogers – Programs, Marketing and Facilities Coordinator

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