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2019 Board of Directors
Julie Richard

(Director, Chair)

Lawyer and partner at Richard & Chamaillard Law. Called to the New Brunswick Bar in 2007, and currently on the Office of the Children’s Lawyer panel for the Attorney General of Ontario. Member of the Kirkland Lake Golf Club executive.

KL Festivals Director since 2012.

Robin Connelly

(Director, Entertainment Coordinator)

Owner/Operator of CJKL FM/CJTT FM. Past President of KL Rotary Club and KL Golf Club, Former Director for the KL Chamber of Commerce and Kirkland & District Hospital. Founding member & Past Chairman of KL Festivals.

KL Festivals Director since 2001.

Bonnie Sackrider

(Director, Heath & Safety Manager)

Director of Community Services for the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake. Past President of Kirkland Lake Rotary Club. Chair of KLDCS School Council, Member of Grant Review Team for Ontario Trillium Foundation.

KL Festivals Director since 2004.

Erin Robazza

(Director, Canada Day Coordinator)

Owner/Operator of Goldland Pizza and Billiards in Kirkland Lake. Volunteer with Hockey Heritage North Foundation and Festival of Trees.

KL Festivals Director since 2010.

Kyle Sinclair

(Director, Treasurer)

Administration Superintendent at AuRico Gold Inc.'s Young Davidson mine. Former Director of Finance at Temiskaming Hospital, former CFO of Grant Forest Product Inc. and former Vice President, Finance of Kirkand Lake Gold Inc. Chartered Account since 1992.

KL Festivals Director since 2012.

Drew Enouy


Facility Administrator at Heritage North. Graduated from University of Guelph in 2010 with a BA honours English. Director with Kirkland Lake Rotary Club.

KL Festivals Director since 2013.

Jennifer Rosko-Fong


District Business Coordinator for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Proud volunteer of the Kirkland Lake Festivals Committee for 8 years. Hockey Heritage North donor.

KL Festivals Director since 2015.

Dan Maille


Automotive technician/ Shop Foreman at Pinewood Park Motors. Coach and volunteer with the Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association. Former Chair of the local Ducks Unlimited Committee.

KL Festivals Director since 2015.

Emilie Chamaillard


Lawyer and partner of Richard & Chamaillard Law, and current legal panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer of the Attorney General of Ontario. President of the Kirkland Lake Golf Club since 2017, member of the Temiskaming Law Association and past member of the KL Rotary Club. KL Festivals Director since 2018.

K.L. Festivals Committee Coordinators:

Kevin 'Bearcat' Sasseville: hospitality
Elsa Beaudoin: security
Dean Soon: crew chief
DBSL-Dan Belanger: lights & sound
Tom Wadey: fireworks coordinator
Comfort Inn Kirkland Lake: accommodations partner
First Impressions Entertainment: representing agent
Ticketfly: online ticketing agency
Grant Thorton: chartered accountants


Former Directors:

Anna Sawicki
Dale Montpetit
Dan Miller
Don Lively
Doug LaBerge
Eugene Ivanov

Jim Fox
Joanne Woollings
John Gagnon
Kathy Barnes

Lionel Despres

Liz Robazza
Steve Cox
Steve Harvey
Tabitha Guertin

Contact info: HERE

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