Councillor James Trofimenkoff was first elected in 2009 and has lived in Canora for 31 years. A hard-working single father of two children, James has been employed at the Gateway Co-operative Ltd. as an Office Clerk for 19 years. He has been the President of the Gateway Co-operative Ltd. Staff Club and served on the Occupational Health Committee for 10 plus years. James serves on the following council committees - Public Works portfolio, General Government and Mackenzie Society Ventures Incorporated board member. Outside of council James volunteers and serves as the Treasurer for the Canora Flames Recreation hockey club and is the SHA Official for minor hockey games. James's other previous committees are - serving two terms on the Board of Crossroads Credit Union, 2005 - 2011, served as treasurer for the Canora Community Curling Club for 5 plus years and was on the Canora Slo-pitch League executive for 5 plus years. James's hobbies include - playing hockey with the Canora Flames, curling, golfing, fishing, playing slo-pitch and spending as much time at his cabin near Canora Beach, and cherishing the time he spends with his children, family and friends. "Canora is a very relaxed community to live in with great people and a variety of things to do or get involved with. I enjoy being on council, as it has helped me become more involved with community events. I appreciate the mentorship that former Mayor Terry Dennis and present mayor and former councillors Gina Rakochy, Lorne Kopelchuk and Syl Hrynkiw have given me in my first term as councilor. This has been a very good experience, looking after the tax payers best interest for our town."
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