The Meaford Culture Foundation is led by a volunteer Board of Directors
We also have committees of volunteers who assist individual Directors to manage their portfolio.
If you are interested in becoming a committee or board volunteer, please contact us! Working with the Foundation is an empowering way to contribute to the Meaford community through arts and culture.
Rod MacAlpine (Chair) is a well-known retired real estate agent in Meaford. He is a past-President of the Meaford and District Chamber of Commerce, and a past Director of the Canadian Ski Patrol System. Before moving permanently to Meaford, he was in the Canadian Army, and was the Commanding Officer of the Central Area Land Forces Training Base.
Ted Brown (Vice Chair and Chair of MIFF) joined the Foundation in 2005 and brings 50 years of experience in building construction & trade show project management. He is involved with two companies, one for specialty construction project management and the other a manufacturer of Trade Show booths, special signage and graphic applications. He is a past-President of the Meaford Curling Club. Ted has masterminded many fundraisers in the Municipality.
Angela Forder (Director of Community Outreach) Angela joined the board in 2019. She has a background in Business Management, and specializes in digital content marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and E-commerce development. Currently, Angela works as the Marketing & E-commerce Director for Canadian Pet Connection, is the creator of the Meaford Pet Expo, sits on the board for the local Chamber of Commerce, sits on the Parks Advisory Committee, and is co-chair of the Grey Bruce Pet Professionals Association. She also volunteers to run the Meaford Homeschoolers Club in her spare time.
Dan White (Treasurer) is a newly retired financial advisor of 7 years and prior to that worked in manufacturing for 38 years in various positions including Production Manager, Quality Manager and Process Improvement Manager. He is currently the President of the Meaford Kinsmen, member of the Meaford chapter of Community Foundation Grey Bruce (previously a board member) and Past President of the Meaford Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Uhrig (Director of Marketing) has over 30 years of professional marketing and senior management experience in the material handling industry in Toronto. Also, a published songwriter and former Administrative Director of the Grey Bruce Arts Council, he is a lover, participant and strong supporter of the arts. Raised in Meaford, he has recently retired as the Sales & Marketing Manager for Bruce Street Technologies Limited.
Bill Loucks is a 2 time Gemini Award winning Cameraman and Video Editor who retired from The National after a successful 38 year career with CBC. He moved to Meaford in 2012, returning to live in the home that has been in his family for over 150 years. He became a member of the Meaford Cultural Foundation board in 2021 and has been the the official videographer for the Meaford International Film Festival since 2014. He continues to work casually in video production with CTRE Productions in Owen Sound and as a photographer for local events in and around Meaford.