Board Executives re-elected were Carl Doucette (President), Wes Herring (Vice President) and Andre
Rancourt (Treasurer). Carl Doucette was also elected as the Secretary in an acting role.
Further on January 27, 2021, the Corporation held its Annual General Meeting and welcomed new Board
Directors Randy Marusyk and Doug McCarthy. 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. 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.
Ferguson Forest Centre is 1100 acres (445 ha) of multi-use forested lands and tree nursery located in the
Municipality of 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 a not-for-profit FFCC, which oversees 360 acres (145 ha) of municipal land
and 740 acres (300 ha) of provincial lands. The Corporation’s wholly owned tree nursery grows native
and non-invasive naturalized trees and woody shrubs through which it funds the operation,
management, and maintenance of the Centre.
The Corporation has committees established for the trails, arboretum, parks, public relations and
communications and the use of the Centre’s land to assist in implementing the Corporation’s mandate
and vision. Anyone interested in volunteering as a committee member or becoming a Corporate
member should review the FFCC web page at www.fergusonforestcentre.ca and contact Wes Herring at
Wes Herring, Vice President