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Admin Committee Members 2016

Website Administrator and Tresurer:  Petrusia Hontar
Phone: 519-631-9800 ex. 241
Email: phontar.stelip@gmail.com

Petrusia is an employee of the St. Thomas - Elgin Local Immigration Partnership, a community initiative to work with the community to better facilitate the integration of newcomers and to celebrate diversity.  In her three years living in St. Thomas she has also helped support the Pathways to Prosperity project to help increase Economic Security for Women, led the research to calculate the local Living Wage, instructed children between the age of 9 and 12 in the YWCA Kids Creative Cuisine Classes, is a member of the St. Thomas Community Garden Committee, and is an Ambassador of Elgin County, she also find time for her Yoga practice in the evenings.  

Petrusia brings to the Admin Team eclectic experiences of working in groups and with people. 

Social Media: Ainslee Tracey

Phone: 519-636-5717

Email: ainslee@isellstthomas.com

Ainslee is an award winning full-time Realtor with Royal LePage Triland Realty here in St.Thomas, servicing all of St.Thomas and Elgin County. Ainslee enjoys being involved in her community with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her passion for fundraising has her building houses, Dancing with the Stars at the CASO and much more around our area. You may also see her enjoying Zumba, Yoga, Knitting and more in and around our community. 

Ainslee is responsible for all of the social media on the facebook page.

Member Relations: Marna Berry

Phone: 519-615-4221

Email: marnaberry.legalshield@gmail.com

After 20+ years in the rainforests of Costa Rica I returned to Canada and launched Travel Green as an Independent Travel Agent..I would love you to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Costa Rica with a Girls Getaway or Couples Only escorted multi destination group tour this February to discover the real Costa Rica.

I am also a Employee Benefit & Small Business Certified LegalShield & IDShield Associate protecting families, employees and business with a portfolio of services.
After completing the OSEB program I saw a need for more business networking within the community and so in addition to becoming a member of the Board Of Directors with the Elgin Business Womans' Network I founded the Elgin Business Networking Luncheon meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12-1.

Event Coordinator: Candice Van Diepen

Phone: 519-615-7757

Email: cvdeventstudio@outlook.com

Candice is the owner and operator of CVD Event Studio.  Her company combines two unique services of Event planning and Photography (CVD Photography) to offer full event planning from concept to clean up and captures moments along the way for a lifetime of memories. 

With combined 14 years experience in event planning and photography and previously working for a Non Profit she pursued opening up her own company and following her passion & dreams.  She is involved in her community and still contributing time to not for profit, donates her time and expertise to several organizations including EBWN. Her largest passion falls with her own personal fundraising efforts in “No Kidneying Around”. 

Candice is responsible to organize our events and captures our moments, as that is what she does best! 


Yvonne Brooks

West Elgin Rep:  Yvonne Brooks
Phone: 519-762-2965
Email: ybyvonnebrooks@gmail.com

Web:  Magnetic Laundry System & Country Seat Upholstery

Mailing Address

16 Mary Street W.

St. Thomas, ON N5R 2S3

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