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MEMBER PROFILE

TERRY
VACHON,
General Manager
Parks, Culture
and Recreation,
Clearview
Township
Share some of your
most memorable
career-related experiences.
I have been very fortunate to have
worked in various fields and industries
in both the private and public sector over
the years. I have many memorable career
related experiences, but if I was to select
three, they would be as follows:
I started working for municipalities
in the Economic Development field in
Cochrane, Ontario. I started by volunteering with various Boards and getting
to know the movers and shakers in the
community. I was fortunate enough to
meet great people and was brought in
as a team player in a very progressive
environment. I became the President
of the Cochrane & Area Community
Development Corporation (CACDC) in

a brief period and was rewarded with
priceless experiences and friendships.
I then managed the CACDC, which
in turn engaged me to manage the
Polar Bear Habitat in Cochrane and to
represent the Town as the Economic
Development Officer. Managing a tourism-like facility that housed live polar
bears was an unbelievable experience
that is truly a highlight to my career.
Meeting the professionals in the field of
husbandry and nature is an eye-opener
in so many ways.
I was part of a remarkable team that
worked hard in attracting one of the
biggest gold mines in Canada, Detour
Gold. We were successful in attracting
the Corporation to set up its satellite
offices and marshalling yard in the
municipality.

I was then fortunate enough to be able
to move laterally within the Corporation
of the Town of Cochrane as Director of
Community Services. Part of the duties
of that position was to manage the Tim
Horton Event Centre (THEC). Tim Horton
the hockey player (Leafs #7) was originally from Cochrane, Ontario, and the
community built a new Recreation complex in 2007 while honouring Tim and
his family.
Being a lifer from Cochrane, Ontario, I
have recently made substantial changes
in my life and decided to move away
and explore other opportunities in
the field of recreation. I was fortunate
enough to be the successful candidate
as General Manager of Parks, Culture
& Recreation with Clearview Township,
part of Southern Georgian Bay. Living
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Spring 2018

Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Addressing Violence & Harassment in Recreational Facilities
Combatting Workplace Violence & Harassment: Four Tips for Employers
With Irrigation: Green = Safer
AODA for the Facility Manager
Truth, Reconciliation, Cemeteries
ORFA Professional Designations
Aquatics and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Energy Champion – The Engine to Excel
ORFA Awards & Recognition
Emergency Evacuations
Recreation Facilities Asset Management (RFAM)
Member Profile – Terry Vachon, General Manager Parks, Culture and Recreation, Clearview Township
Annual Professional Development & EXPO
FACTS: Arena Figure Skating Accident Claim Study
A Post Mortem of a Community’s Declared Recreation Facilities Emergency
Bump Testing Ammonia Sensors
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Intro
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - cover1
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - cover2
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Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 4
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 5
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 6
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Addressing Violence & Harassment in Recreational Facilities
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 9
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 10
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Combatting Workplace Violence & Harassment: Four Tips for Employers
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 12
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - With Irrigation: Green = Safer
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 14
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 15
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - AODA for the Facility Manager
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 17
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Truth, Reconciliation, Cemeteries
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 19
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - ORFA Professional Designations
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 21
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 22
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Aquatics and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 24
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Energy Champion – The Engine to Excel
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 26
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 27
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - ORFA Awards & Recognition
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Emergency Evacuations
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Recreation Facilities Asset Management (RFAM)
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 31
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 32
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Member Profile – Terry Vachon, General Manager Parks, Culture and Recreation, Clearview Township
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 34
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - 35
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Annual Professional Development & EXPO
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - FACTS: Arena Figure Skating Accident Claim Study
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - A Post Mortem of a Community’s Declared Recreation Facilities Emergency
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Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Bump Testing Ammonia Sensors
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Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Spring 2018 - cover3
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