New members on forest centre board

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The Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation (FFCC) has elected two new members to its board of directors and continues to seek new members.

At its virtual annual general meeting held on Wednesday, the FFCC board elected Randy Marusyk and Doug McCarthy to join the board.

Randy Marusyk has extensive experience on both public and private boards and has a legal and biochemistry background. Doug McCarthy is a retired member of the Canadian military (Colonel) and Professor of Economics.

Re-elected board executives were Carl Doucette (president), Wes Herring (vice- president) and Andre Rancourt (treasurer).

Carl Doucette was also elected as the secretary in an acting role. Also present at that meeting were new corporate members Sarah Herring and Shannon Nicholson.

"The corporation continues to welcome applications from potential new corporate members including those that may wish to serve on the Board as a director in the future," corporation officials said a press release Friday.

Ferguson Forest Centre is 1,100 acres (445 hectares) of multi-use forested lands and tree nursery located in North Grenville.

The centre boasts walking and hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails, snowmobiling, an arboretum including a tobogganing hill, off-leash dog park, children's areas and a waterfront park with a picnic area and canoe and kayak launch dock.

The centre is governed by the not-for-profit FFCC, which oversees 360 acres (145 ha) of municipal land and 740 acres (300 ha) of provincial lands.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a committee member or becoming a corporate member should review the FFCC web page at and contact Wes Herring at or phone 613-722-2922.

Heddy Sorour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times