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Contact: Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association, PO Box 747, 109 Montague Row, Digby, NS B0V 1A0

              Phone: 902.245.5924

              Fax: 902.245.3154

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BOARD AND STAFF

The Board of Directors of the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association is a very active, hands-on board whose members bring a wide range of experience and expertise to the association. Board members are involved in at least one committee, ensuring continuity in communications and direction between the board and the various elements of the Rally.

Rickey Stewart
Chairman

Rickey owns a successful sign and printing business in Conway and uses his skills to design, coordinate and produce all the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association’s marketing products, collateral materials and signage. In addition, Rickey heads up the Site team before, during and after the Rally and acts as a representative of the Wharf Rat Rally at motorcycle shows across the country. Rick's years of experience on the Wharf Rat Rally board give the background needed to move forward in an informed manner.

Wayne MacDonald (on Leave of Absence, November 2016)
Vice Chairman

Returning to the Board in 2014, Wayne is appreciated for his experiene gained from membership in other community boards and is looked to for advice in community relations and economic growth. Whether it is managing the retail area or coordinating volunteer duties, Wayne is instrumental in ensuring each Rally is a success. In the fall of 2015, Wayne's company directed the board of directors through a maze of ideas, facts and possibilities to emerge with a well-structured Strategic Plan Report for 2016.

Kim Thibaudeau
Treasurer

Kim is an active business owner in Digby and has close ties to the community. She is an active, results-oriented director who sees a need and fills it. Kim is instrumental in building relationships with other local businesses in support of revenue production for the Wharf Rat Rally and is involved in both the community engagement committees and the fundraising committee of the Rally.

Burton Leathers
Secretary

Burton comes to us from Dalhousie University with great experience. He is our go-to guy when it comes to policies, procedures and board governance. He has revamped procedures and recording practices during the Rally enabling us to have a better understanding of the overall picture of the Rally operations and re-written our Memorandum of Association and our Bylaws.

Murray Trask
Director

An active businessman and community supporter, Murray sits on both the Wharf Rat Rally board and the board of Scallop Days. Not afraid to pick up the phone and use his connections, Murray is a get-it-done board member who helps with recruiting and scheduling volunteers and on-site logistics during the Rally.

Guy Le Blanc
Director

From years of government experience, as both an employee and as a representative, to extensive travels on his motorcycle, Guy brings a big-picture view to the Wharf Rat Rally board.

John Bartlett
Director

Experience gained from growing his restaurant and bar into successful businesses has made John an indisepensible asset to the Wharf Rat Rally. Great entertainment and a smooth-running beer garden are the results of John's hard work.

Glenn Dunn
Past Chairman

Glenn is an active local business owner with interests in the automotive industry in Digby and Yarmouth. His experience, coupled with his MBA, has provided a solid foundation for the forward direction of the Wharf Rat Rally. Glenn continues to be active in community and government relations and offers his experience and guidance to the current directors when needed. 

Laura Simmons
Executive Director

Laura has returned to the Association after overseeing the Wharf Rat Rally in 2012 and 2013. Her education in Public Relations supports the marketing, media and community relations functions of the executive director role nicely. Laura's background includes numerous event-related positions on both a volunteer and paid level, providing solid experience in logistics and organization. Laura can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on her cell at 902.414.8019.

Nadine Lauren
Office Manager

Nadine works with the vendors, oversees the retail operations and coordinates some of the rides and runs over the winter and spring. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Documents

Wharf Rat Rally Memorandum of Association

Wharf Rat Rally Bylaws (2016)