Contact: Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association, PO Box 747, 109 Montague Row, Digby, NS B0V 1A0

              Phone: 902.245.5924

              Fax: 902.245.3154

              Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BOARD AND STAFF

The Board of Directors of the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association is a very active, hands-on board whose members bring a wide range of experience and expertise to the association. Board members are involved in at least one committee, ensuring continuity in communications and direction between the board and the various elements of the Rally.

Rickey Stewart
Chairman

Rickey owns a successful sign and printing business in Conway and uses his skills to design, coordinate and produce all the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association’s marketing products, collateral materials and signage. In addition, Rickey heads up the Site team before, during and after the Rally and acts as a representative of the Wharf Rat Rally at motorcycle shows across the country. Rick's years of experience on the Wharf Rat Rally board give the background needed to move forward in an informed manner.

John Bartlett
Vice Chairman

Experience gained from growing his restaurant and bar into successful businesses has made John an indisepensible asset to the Wharf Rat Rally. Great entertainment and a smooth-running beer garden are the results of John's hard work.

Darcy Sampson
Treasurer

New to the Board of Directors, Darcy will help the association continue to develop and refine the accounting and cash handling procedures.

Kevin Ellis
Secretary

As a well-known Digby resident and business man, Kevin brings experience that will help the association continue to grow its outreach programs and community engagement.

Wayne MacDonald
Director

Returning to the Board in 2014, Wayne is appreciated for his experiene gained from membership in other community boards and is looked to for advice in community relations and economic growth. Whether it is managing the retail area or coordinating volunteer duties, Wayne is instrumental in ensuring each Rally is a success. Wayne and his wife, Lesley, have been the guiding forces for our strategic plans, taking us through the 2019 Rally.

Kim Thibaudeau
Director

Kim is an active business owner in Digby and has close ties to the community. She is an active, results-oriented director who sees a need and fills it. Kim is instrumental in building relationships with other local businesses in support of revenue production for the Wharf Rat Rally and is involved in both the community engagement committees and the fundraising committee of the Rally.

Burton Leathers
Director

Burton comes to us from Dalhousie University with great experience. He is our go-to guy when it comes to policies, procedures and board governance. He has revamped procedures and recording practices during the Rally enabling us to have a better understanding of the overall picture of the Rally operations and re-written our Memorandum of Association and our Bylaws.

Murray Trask
Director

An active businessman and community supporter, Murray sits on both the Wharf Rat Rally board and the board of Scallop Days. Not afraid to pick up the phone and use his connections, Murray is a get-it-done board member who helps with recruiting and scheduling volunteers and on-site logistics during the Rally.

Delma LeBlanc
Director

Delma has experience in both business and human resource management, and a solid sense of logic and protocol. As an inaugural team leader, Delma's suggestions and efforts helped refine roles and procedures and her input has helped set the strategic direction for the volunteer program.

Kevin Feener
Director

With a keen understanding of the relationship between the programming and infrastructure needs, Kevin brings a logistical perspective to the Board. Hailing from the Wilmot area, and a keen racing enthusiast, Kevin and his wife also act as Wharf Rat Rally ambassadors over the summer.

Ed Corbett
Director

An avid rider and a successful businessman, Ed brings his industry connections and experience to the Board. With experience in non-profit and charity organizations in a variety of officer roles, Ed's input in meetings is well respected.

Guy Le Blanc
Past Chairman

From years of government experience, as both an employee and as a representative, to extensive travels on his motorcycle, Guy brings a big-picture view to the Wharf Rat Rally board.


 

Laura Simmons
Executive Director

Laura has returned to the Association after overseeing the Wharf Rat Rally in 2012 and 2013. Her education in Public Relations supports the marketing, media and community relations functions of the executive director role nicely. Laura's background includes numerous event-related positions on both a volunteer and paid level, providing solid experience in logistics and organization. Laura can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on her cell at 902.414.8019.

Nadine Lauren
Office Manager

Nadine works with the vendors, oversees the retail operations and coordinates some of the rides and runs over the winter and spring. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Documents

Wharf Rat Rally Memorandum of Association

Wharf Rat Rally Bylaws (2016)