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LaSalle’s Director of Culture and Recreation Announces Retirement

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016, 4:54pm


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Terry Fink, Director of the Town of LaSalle’s Culture and Recreation Department will retire on June 30th, 2016.

“LaSalle benefitted greatly from Terry’s leadership in the areas of leisure, recreation and culture. Terry has always been committed to the well-being of LaSalle, and to all of the residents,” said Kevin Miller, C.A.O. “I thank Terry for his years of dedication to LaSalle and wish him well in retirement.”

Fink has held the position of Director of Culture and Recreation for the last 15 years. Fink developed the master plan for the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex. The Vollmer Complex opened in 2008 offering the greater community an opportunity to continue to develop and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. As part of the development of the Vollmer Complex, Fink was instrumental in the Our Vision. Our Future. Fundraising Campaign, rallying the community’s support.

“Terry brought a kind of sophistication to the Culture and Recreation Department. He brought our recreation services to another level. Over the years, Terry has partnered the town with many organizations and groups focusing on meeting the needs of everyone,” said Mayor Antaya. During the building of the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, there were some growing pains, however, Fink is known by his colleagues as having a special ability to stay focused and keep moving forward.

“I am proud to have worked for the Town of LaSalle, and to have worked closely with our management team and LaSalle Council. It is rewarding to look back and see all that the Culture and Recreation Department has accomplished,” Fink said.

Prior to his time with the Town of LaSalle, Fink was a consultant with the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Culture and Recreation for 24 years. Fink has developed numerous master plans with municipalities for culture, recreation, tourism and sport. In addition, he has developed feasibility studies for culture, recreation and sport facilities, and partnered with municipalities to conduct operational reviews of parks and recreation facilities. Fink was responsible to manage numerous provincial grant programs that provided financial assistance to municipalities, and cultural, recreation and sports associations.

“I have had the opportunity to work with so many talented people over the years, and have met a number of people who dedicate countless volunteer hours to make things happen. I will miss my friends and colleagues at the Town of LaSalle, and at the same time, look forward to what retirement will bring,” Fink said.

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