2018 Election

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Headquarters: Kitchener
Voting Regions: 3
Total Trustee Seats Available: 9

Cambridge, North Dumfries

Number of Available Seats: 3
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    Bill CONWAY
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  • Placeholder image of Manuel DA SILVA
    Manuel DA SILVA
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    Wendy PRICE
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    About Me:

    It is my pleasure to be a trustee candidate representing Cambridge and North Dumfries for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. I have served as trustee for the past 8 years and currently sit as chair of the board.

    I am a retired educator with the WCDSB with 28 years experience teaching and leading as principal. When I retired I was Principal at Monsignor Doyle CSS. During those years I encountered many amazing students, supportive parents and hard working dedicated staff.

    I am blessed to have the support of my family and loving husband, Paul Paquette who is also a retired educator from WCDSB. We are members of St Gregory the Great Parish and are active within our community.

    I am, and always will be passionate about Catholic Education. As a retiree, I have the time to devote my skills and experience so that our students continue to receive a quality, inclusive and faith based education.

    My experience as a former administrator, teacher and trustee has provided me with a good understanding of how WCDSB operates, how schools are run, what students encounter on a daily basis and how to help parents navigate the system. I am qualified to represent Cambridge and North Dumfries as trustee for the WCDSB. I ask for your vote and support on October 22nd.

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    Brian QUIGLEY
    About Me:

    Hello, my name is Brian Quigley and I am running for the position of Catholic School Board Trustee.

    I am a life long resident of Cambridge, where I attended St. Peter Elementary School, St. Benedicts High School and Galt Collegiate.

    I am an active member of St. Gregory the Great Parish along with my wife Carmen and our son, Matthew. Both Matthew and I are lectors at our Parish with Carmen being involved through the years supporting the children's liturgy.

    Cambridge is an amazing community to live and raise a family in. I have been fortunate enough to benefit from such a strong community that has allowed me to expand on my Catholic education by achieving the Chartered Professional Accounting designation. This has led to a successful finance career spanning over 25 years.

    I believe that none of this would have been possible without the support of the Catholic community; through both formal education and through involvement within our Parish.

    This is the reason why I have chosen to run to become a Catholic school board trustee. I want to use those same skills that I have developed through the support of this community to work to support our students, teachers, ECEs, EAs and all other educational support workers, so that each student can have the same opportunities I had.

    Please vote,

    Thank you.

Kitchener, Wilmot

Number of Available Seats: 4
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    Kevin DUPUIS
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    Michael David LANNAN
    About Me:

    Michael is a graduate of Humber College (Business), Wilfrid Laurier University (Geography) and the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. He completed the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course in 1992 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in February of 1994. Michael has training in mediation from the University of Toronto and Ohio State University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.

    Michael has four children and one step child. His oldest Daughter is a graduate of the University of Guelph and Nippissing University (Teacher's College) his Son and middle Daughter are graduates of Wilfrid Laurier University and his youngest daughter is in her second year at Wilfrid Laurier University. His step son is in Grade three.

    Michael is a member of the St. Mark Parish and has been a third degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus for over thirty five years.

    Michael is a Past President of the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club (O.H.L.) and has been involved with the team in various roles for the last 22 years. He retired from his involvement with the Rangers in 2013. Michael was Chair of the Family Lawyers of Waterloo Region for five years and a Trustee of the Waterloo Law Association for six years. Michael coached in Forest Hill T-ball for 11 years as well in Kitchener Minor Hockey and Kitchener Minor Soccer. Lannan Law Office has sponsored many local sports teams over the years.

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    Greg REITZEL
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    Brian SCHMALZ
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    Tracey WEILER
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    About Me:

    Tracey is currently the Director, Client Care Operations in Group Retirement Services at Sun Life Financial, and a part-time instructor in the Lazaridis School of Business, at Wilfrid Laurier University where she enjoys teaching and mentoring students.

    Tracey is married with 2 children and loves seeing the world through their eyes as they continue to grow up.

    Tracey’s passion is volunteering and working on behalf of our community, specifically in the area of children with complex needs.

    Education and Past Experience

    Tracey is a graduate of York University, where she obtained an Honours BA in Psychology and Sociology, Cum Laude. Tracey is also a graduate of the University of Toronto, receiving a Master of Information Studies. She has completed the Wilfrid Laurier MBA program (finance concentration); and has also completed her CPA, CMA designation. Tracey has previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Research In Motion (BlackBerry) in leadership roles.

    Volunteer Work

    Tracey is the past president and board chair of Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre in Kitchener, and is a past Director at YMCA Kitchener-Waterloo. Currently Tracey is the treasurer, and an executive member of Rotary Waterloo and is also a Director on the Board of our local KidsAbility Foundation. Tracey leads the school campaign for KidsAbility each year as part of the Kids Can't Wait Campaign.

    Awards and Commendations

    Tracey was published on 2016 as a Women of Merit in Waterloo Region and a nominee for Rogers Oktoberfest 2015 Women of the Year in the Community Service category. Also, in 2016 Tracey won the WOW Award as a Community Hero for all her volunteering in the community.

    This past year Tracey was honoured to receive the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers from the Govenor General and also won a Canada 150 award for her community work from the Federal Government.

Waterloo, Wellesley, Woolwich

Number of Available Seats: 2