Hon. Warren K. Winkler – O. Ont., Q.C., LL.D., Chief Justice of Ontario retired – Chair
Chief Justice Warren Winkler grew up in Pincher Creek, Alberta and presently resides in Toronto, Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (Bachelor of Arts) and the Osgoode Hall Law School (both an LL.B. and LL.M.). He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1965 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1977. He was founding partner of the law firm Winkler, Filion and Wakely in Toronto and has appeared in almost every jurisdiction in Canada, as well as in Africa. Warren was appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario in 1993 and became Regional Senior Justice in the Toronto Region of that Court in 2004.
He and his wife Ruth have two daughters, two grand-daughters, and two black Labradors. His interests include fly-fishing as well as farming and birding at his farm, Strawberry Hill, near Markdale. He was instrumental in the creation of the Long Point Waterfowl in the late 1980s, has served as its chair since its inception.
Mr. David Smith - President of the Bluff’s Hunting Club
David Smith is a founding partner and Managing Director of Enterprise Capital Management Inc., a Toronto-based investment management firm. Prior to Enterprise, his 15-year investment industry career included experience in investment research, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, privatizations, and corporate finance as Director of Investment Banking at Richardson Greenshields and as a Senior Vice-President and Director of ScotiaMcLeod Inc. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Honours Business Administration) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is currently President of The Bluff’s Hunting Club and has had long experience with, and a love for, the Long Point Bay area. He is also a director of the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, the Goodwood Club, Jannock Properties Limited, and Superior Plus Inc. David is married with three children. He is an avid fly-fisher and outdoors enthusiast.
Mr. Thor Eaton – Bluff’s Hunting Club Representative
Mr. Chris Moeller – S. C. Johnson Representative
Mr. Donald Rogers - Bluff’s Hunting Club Representative
Mr. Tod Wright – Past-President of Ducks Unlimited Canada
Tod is an avid waterfowler and past president of Ducks Unlimited Canada. He is a member of the Bluff’s Hunting Club and travels across Canada each year to enjoy the waterfowl resource.
Tod lives in Burlington Ontario with his wife June and a pair of Labrador retrievers. He is working towards retirement from a career in the investment business.
Mr. Chris Davies - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ms. Nancy Patterson - Canadian Wildlife Service
Mr. Jack Hughes - Canadian Wildlife Service