Greg Thorimbert                Gord Bueckert

Board of Directors

Derwin Arnstead, Chair
Derwin became Chair, effective January 1, 2016. He has served previously as Vice Chair and Director since 2012. Derwin brings to this role over 35 years of leadership, marketing, project management and credit experience at a national financial institution. He co-managed the Bears on the Beach playground project with his spouse, Chris. He is actively involved with the Foundation’s web presence and social media. Derwin lives in Regina and is a cabin owner at Waskesiu.

Jim Kerby, Past Chair
Jim is currently the Past Chair of the Waskesiu Foundation. He has been involved with the Foundation as a Director since 2002, and served as Chair for approximately three years. Jim stepped down as Chair of the Waskesiu Foundation in late 2015, after being elected as the Chair of the Waskesiu Community Council. He is a lawyer with over 30 years experience practising commercial law in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and is involved in a number of non-profit organizations. Jim has a passion and a vision for Waskesiu that is second to none. He and his wife Simone are cottage owners in Waskesiu.

Greg Thorimbert, Treasurer
Greg is the Treasurer of the Waskesiu Foundation and has been on the Board since 2010. He has also been a Director of the Lobstick Golf Club since 2011, serving as Club President and Board Chair from 2014 to 2016. Greg and his family are regular visitors to Waskesiu. Greg has over 37 years of financial and human resource management experience and is currently employed as a Financial Analyst in Saskatoon.

Gord Bueckert
Gord has been a Director since 2014. Gord’s history with Waskesiu goes back many years, growing up as part of the family who owned the Waskesiu Riding Stables. He is now the busy owner and manager of Lost Creek Resort in Waskesiu.

Grit McCreath
Grit has been a Director since 2013. She has worked in education for over 30 years as a teacher and administrator as well as having leadership roles on several boards including the Board of Governors at the University of Saskatchewan. Grit is a cottage owner in Waskesiu.

Myrna Nagy
Myrna has been a Director since 2005. She is retired from retail businesses in Prince Albert and Waskesiu. Myrna is very involved in the Waskesiu Community, is a past president of the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and is a dedicated volunteer for many organizations in Waskesiu. She si also a cabin owner.

Anil Pandila
Anil became a Director in 2015. He has continually been in private law practice for over 30 years in Prince Albert. Anil is also active in the Prince Albert community where he has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Kidney Foundation. Neil is a cottage owner in Waskesiu.


Don Ravis

Don joined the Board in 2017. He has a wide variety of experiences in business, public and volunteer sectors.  In the past 20 years he has gained significant governance experience as a director with Habitat for Humanity, and chairing Saskatoon Community Foundation, Waskesiu Community Council, Leadership Saskatoon and Saskatoon Auditorium & Convention Centre.  He served on the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority and is a facilitator in Health Care Governance Training with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.   Don also served as a parliamentarian in the House of Commons.  Don was recently appointed to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Board and chairs the Governance and Human Resources Committee. Don is a cottage owner at Waskesiu and is on the Board of the Waskesiu Heritage Museum.

Gord Thompson
Gord became a Director in 2015. He spent 29 years in family business as a Case-IH farm equipment dealer with stores in Prince Albert and Melfort. He is also on the board of the Prince Albert SPCA and owns a cottage in Waskesiu.


Charmaine Wintermute
Charmaine joined the Board in 2016. She has been enjoying Waskesiu summers since 1998 and volunteered for the Bears on the Beach playground project and Foundation dinners. Charmaine has been a human resource professional in Saskatoon for 17 years and was a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan for 8 years. She has served on many Boards and is currently a member of the United Way's Women Leading the Way Committee as well as the Professional Development Committee for the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals.



Support for the Board


Chris Arnstead
Chris volunteers as the Recording Secretary for Board meetings. She co-managed the Bears on the Beach playground project and is currently the Curator of the Waskesiu Heritage Museum. She is a cabin owner in Waskesiu. Her ties to Waskesiu date back to her youth and the family business, Brayford Boats.

Raylene Kershaw
Raylene has enjoyed visiting Waskesiu for over 16 years. As the part time Administrator, Raylene is the keeper of the confidential database, handles receipting for donations, and donor communications. Raylene has held this position for many years and her accuracy, promptness and creative communications are appreciated by the Board. Volunteering for the Bears on the Beach playground build was a highlight for Raylene, and she has spent many hours enjoying the new equipment with her family.



  Grit McCreath                  Myrna Nagy                   

Derwin Arnstead               Jim Kerby

   Don Ravis                          Anil Pandila                   

Chris Arnstead             Raylene Kershaw

Gord Thompson    Charmaine WIntermute

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