Our Team

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Bob Miller – Race Director and Events Coordinator

Bob will lead the Subaru BPMR committee and is race director for the sprint courses. He now also is the Race Director for the popular Tobermory Trail Marathon and the Wiarton Willie Groundhog Jog 5K. Bob has been organizing events for over 18 years and was most recently the Logistics Director for the nationwide Mud Hero obstacle series. He also has an extensive background in adventure racing, orienteering, trail running, paddling and mountain biking. He organizes the popular Wilderness Traverse 24-hour adventure race and the Snowshoe Raid for DontGetLost Adventure Running.

Bob joined the team in November 2018 to take the events to the next level.

Fun Fact: As of 2019, Bob still holds the course record for the Subaru BPMR Long Course, with a 5hour 45min 12sec finish in a rain-soaked 2012 BPMR.

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Jack Van Dorp – Past President, Subaru BPMR Long Course Race Director, Volunteer

Jack leads the Long Course on Subaru BPMR raceday, but would give anything to participate. A successful multidisciplinary athlete in his own right, he is the race director for the amazing Buff Long Course, as well the event’s course designer, and is also the founder of PASA. He’s also the course designer for Tobermory Trail Race Weekend.

Fun Fact: Jack completed Speight’s Coast to Coast in NZ in 2010 in 10h 41m 49s, finishing 13th overall. He has also completed it in 2011 in 11h 58m 36s, finishing 9th overall.

me and gusTara Harpur – PASA Secretary, Subaru BPMR Chief Safety Officer, Volunteer

Tara leads the Safety Subcommittee for all of PASA’s events and is also the lead Safety volunteer in Tobermory.  She championed the Tobermory Trail Race Weekend and then shaped it into what it is now: a popular race and shoulder-season economic driver for the area.

Fun Fact: Tara raced BPMR’s Explorer (sprint) Course in 2011 with a teammate in 2h 30m 20s.

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Leigh Grigg – PASA President, Subaru BPMR Sponsorship Lead, Volunteer

Pictured here demonstrating how he moves (his own!) bikes, Leigh is on the committee for most events and is the past race director for BPMR, TTRW and Jog. He’s the voice behind most of the blog posts.  Leigh’s career has taken him from Norfolk County to Sudbury, Buffalo, Sydney Australia, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Vancouver before he moved to the Bruce Peninsula in 2010 to start a family.

“If I can get people outside enjoying outdoor sport, I will have accomplished my goal.  In my experience, facilitating a connection to the outdoors for someone always seems to turn into something more — like a new trail ambassador or environmentalist — or even just a healthy new habit like biking to work.”

22041905_948217895333218_3614090955976524465_oTien Angus – Director, TTRW Volunteer Coordinator, Subaru BPMR Sweep, Volunteer

On top of her jobs listed above, Tien also sweeps the Buff Long Course at Subaru BPMR and has dedicated her weekend to that race since it’s inception in 2011. Tien won the 2017 Doug Cameron Award for outstanding volunteer of the year, along with her husband Jason.  It’s due to Tien’s hard work that the Tobermory Trail Race Weekend has run smoothly from Day 1.

Fun Fact: Tien is almost always the LAST person across the finish line at Subaru BPMR (thanks to her dedication sweeping the course.)

Please come to the finish line at Subaru BPMR at 6:00pm and cheer her on!

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Amanda Herbert – Subaru BPMR Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer

Amanda takes a lead role with the BPMR committee managing volunteers. She’s a valuable resource for the 150+ BPMR volunteers as they try to make sense of this logistically-intense event. Amanda is pictured here with her mom!

Fun Fact: Since Amanda is now our Subaru BPMR volunteer coordinator, she is now banned from participating.

Just joking… that’s not really a rule.

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Adam Akerman – PASA Treasurer, Racer, Volunteer

Adam is a shining example of how volunteering with PASA doesn’t hurt your chances of competing in the races at the same time… with careful planning you can indeed do both.  Adam and his wife Kristina are both members of the Subaru BPMR organizing committee, have both raced all of PASA’s events, and are expecting a new racer in the family sometime in spring 2019.

FUN FACT: Adam can never seem to get to Las Vegas in “Ticket to Ride – USA”

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 Adam Belanger – Director, Subaru BPMR Sweep, Volunteer

Adam grew up vacationing in the area at a family cottage.  In the summer of 2000 he moved to the area and has called the Peninsula home for the last 19 years. He and his family enjoy an assortment of seasonal activities, including kayaking, biking and snowshoe hiking.

“Spend a few days on the Bruce Peninsula you will discover what has kept me and my family here. Life is an adventure, go out and find yours!”

angus Jason Angus – Vice-President, Subaru BPMR Sweep, Volunteer

Jason has been a course sweep for Subaru BPMR since the inaugural year in 2011, and played a strong supporting role in getting the TTRW up and running.  Jason likes to build his own bikes, and will likely be able to tune up yours if you’re stuck, all you have to do is ask.  Jason enjoys fatbiking the Multisport Race bike stages, and in 2017 won the Doug Cameron Award along with his wife Tien.

[SERIOUS] FUN FACT: Jason would like to remind racers to leave their bike on the trail if they need to pit stop.  When you hide from view while peeing, you may be overtaken by the course sweep.

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Greg Hollinger – Subaru BPMR Communications Lead, Safety Subcommittee, Volunteer

Greg received his training in electronics technology, then worked himself into Industrial Engineering with firms like Raytheon and NCR in Waterloo, Ontario. Because of the capabilities he has in emergency communications, he saw an urgent need for an amateur radio component for the successful and safe operation of the Subaru BPMR.

“After an invite to a safety subcommittee meeting, all could see the need to augment mobile phone communication with a separate radio network of amateur radio volunteers to provide a “party-line” style of voice messaging that immediately communicates emergency and routine messages between the safety officer, transition areas, and any areas of concern along the racecourse.”

unnamedTobin Day – Director, President of Willie Fast Paddlers, Volunteer

An outdoor educator by trade, Tobin Day has been integral to establishing the Willie Fast Paddlers, the Wiarton Chapter of the Saugeen Paddlers club.  She is also the past race director for the Groundhog Jog and the BPMR Summer House Park Kids Race.

With a family connection to Parks Canada, it would have been hard for Tobin to grow up not connected to nature.  Her family spent much of their time outside, often on the Bruce Peninsula.  She formalized her understanding of teaching outdoors by completing degrees in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Natural Science and Education (Lakehead University, University of Toronto).   In addition to guiding day and overnight trips for numerous summer camps and companies, she has been involved in three outdoor education programs in the Bluewater District School Board.

Certifications:  ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level III, Wilderness First Responder, Bronze Cross

 FUN FACT: Her favourite trips have been on the Nahanni River, NWT and the Thelon River in Nunavut.

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Jaime Balsom – Subaru BPMR Emcee, Volunteer

Jaime has been a proud BPMR committee member since the beginning. Her enthusiasm and spirit in the role as Emcee for this incredible event comes from her passionate vocation of being a store owner for With Love Gifts since 2007.

“The Subaru BPMR has been my absolute favourite committee to be a part of! With like-minded, energetic and inspiring individuals on our team, we are a family with a Go-Get-‘Em anthem and tenacity for giving 110%. I look immensely forward to the adventures ahead!”

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Chris Hodgkinson – Subaru BPMR Lead Volunteer, Safety Committee, Volunteer

Chris is an outstanding volunteer who is continually improving processes, and without him coordinating the off-site transition area, the Suntrail Course at Subaru BPMR would not be possible.

 

FUN FACT: Chris raced BPMR’s Sprint Course in 2011 in 1h 40m 51s and was literally THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER COMPLETE THE BPMR (the 3 leaders in 2011 sprint course were misdirected off course and were subsequently given time credits.)

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Muffy & Zane Davies –  Subaru BPMR Sweeps, Safety Subcommittee, Volunteers

Muffy and Zane have helped shape PASA’s events from the beginning in 2011. They provide a community voice to all the decision making. They are also our boat-loading and trail experts.

FUN FACT: Together they operate Explorer’s Tread in Lions Head, Ontario.

 

 

2018 Subaru BPMR Volunteers

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  • Adam Akerman
  • Bill Allan
  • Trevor Anderson
  • Nina Andic
  • Jason Angus
  • Tien Angus
  • Goldie Bain
  • Jaime Balsom
  • Doug Barber
  • Joanne Barber
  • Eric Barker
  • Shelia Barker
  • Jennifer Barrat-Parker
  • Mario Bartens
  • Esme Batten
  • Dave Baxter
  • Adam Belanger
  • Sonja Belanger
  • Jenna Bergeron
  • Steven Bognar
  • Marie-Claude Bouret
  • Andrew Box
  • Grant Bradley-Low
  • Laura Browne
  • Cassidy Carson
  • Pat Cavan
  • Diane Chaugrie
  • Johnson Chen
  • Ulla Conrad
  • Rob Cressman
  • Tammy Cruickshank
  • Emma Cubbitt
  • Graham Cubbitt
  • Rita D’Angelo-Cramm
  • Claudio Darcangelo
  • Claudio D’Arcangelo
  • Muffy Davies
  • Zane Davies
  • Tobin Day
  • Anthony DeCarlo
  • Philip deKat
  • Carolyn Delkus
  • Michael Desjardine
  • Josh Dey
  • Angus Doughty
  • Tim Eaton
  • Pat Eliott
  • Patricia Elliott
  • Jennifer Evans
  • Anthony Fleming
  • Dawn Forbes
  • Tiffany Forbes
  • Susan Given
  • Megan Grigg
  • Rebecca Grubb
  • Frank Gufler
  • Doug Hall
  • Tom Hall
  • Dawn Harpur
  • Rogan Harpur
  • George Harpur
  • Tara Harpur
  • Lloyd Hayward
  • Matthew Hebert
  • Brenda Herbert
  • Dana Hewitt
  • Eli Heyden-Thomas
  • Andrew Hibma
  • Chris Hodgkinson
  • Greg Hollinger
  • Molly Hughes
  • Kurt Inde
  • Jim Jensen
  • Pat Johnston
  • Michelle Kitson
  • Gord Klages
  • Bill Klingenberg
  • Bob Knapp
  • Lisa Koop
  • Kris Kreutzweiser
  • Chris LaForest
  • Marta LaForest
  • Ian Laughland
  • Melissa Linstead
  • Darci Lombard
  • Fred Lorch
  • Eric Lougheed
  • Evan Lougheed
  • Greg Lougheed
  • Hazel Lynn-Veenstra
  • Cai MacDonald
  • Jakob MacDonald
  • Julia MacDonald
  • Luke MacDonald
  • Maisie MacDonald
  • Greg Mackay
  • Cally Mann
  • Jim Martell
  • Martha Martell
  • Matt Martin
  • Carol Masse
  • Julie Micklethwaite
  • Chetan Mishra
  • Val Mitchell
  • Alex Motley
  • Natasha Munn
  • Rebecca Murray
  • Shawn Nadjiwon
  • Kathy Nelson
  • Tim Nelson
  • David Newcombe
  • Denis Olivier
  • Terry Olivier
  • Paul Osadzuk
  • Mike Palmer
  • Scott Parker
  • Bobby Pavlovic
  • Sarah Peacock
  • Rod Peters
  • Justin Pflugel
  • Chris Phair
  • Kim Phair
  • Kim Phair
  • Kathleen Pierce
  • Irene Porr
  • John Porr
  • Kristina Porr
  • Kevin Predon
  • Amy Price
  • John Price
  • Katheryn Price
  • Isabelle Price
  • Ted Ratcliffe
  • Judy Robinson
  • Kendall Rose
  • Roberta Ryan
  • Justine Rydall
  • Michelle Sage
  • Nick Saunders
  • Zach Schattenkirk
  • Fred Schlenker
  • Mary Jane Schlenker
  • Ann Schneider
  • Nick Schwetz
  • Suzanne Shearer
  • Mark Shouldice
  • Kari Shufflebotham
  • Connie Slaughter
  • Richard Slaughter
  • Monica Smith
  • David Smith
  • Timothy Smith
  • Jay Soulder
  • Bronwyn Stanton
  • Tara Stanton
  • Lynda Steinacker
  • Nicole Stokes
  • Al Sutter
  • Ben Sylvester
  • Hailie Taborek
  • Nayah Taborek
  • Bonnie Taylor
  • Brian Taylor
  • Rick Thibodeau
  • Aria Thomas
  • Emily Thompson
  • Dave Thomson
  • Heidi Tones
  • Heidi Tonnes
  • Jason Tout
  • Deanna Trask
  • Tom Van Aalst
  • Hank Van Brakel
  • Gena Van Dorp
  • Jack Van Dorp
  • Vicki Vanderburg
  • Jenny VanderPloeg
  • Denise Veiga
  • Henry Walser
  • Matthew Weber
  • Paulette Weber
  • Kathy Weir
  • Brian Wheeler
  • Libby Wheeler
  • Tiffany Wilson
  • Tara Wilson
  • Deborah Wong
  • Cherry Wyonch
2018 Tobermory Trail Race Weekend Volunteers:

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  • Jim Ainslie
  • Jason Angus
  • Tien Angus – Committee
  • Joanne Barber
  • Nashell Bartlett
  • Lynn Beaton
  • Sheila Buckingham – Committee
  • Elmer Caseres
  • Anthony DeCarlo
  • Michael Donnelly
  • Steve Forrest
  • Valerie Gateman
  • Bill Gowland
  • Sara-Jane Gowland – Committee
  • Cavan Harpur
  • Stefanie Harpur
  • Tara Harpur – Committee
  • Michelle Hawk
  • Terry Heffernan – Committee
  • Janet Heffernan
  • Carrie Hollingsworth
  • Dana Holmes
  • Kurt Inde
  • Steve Janknegt
  • Jami Janknegt
  • Ted Kaiser
  • Brittney Kealey
  • Michele Kitson
  • Amanda Klein
  • Larissa Koculym
  • Darci Lombard
  • Max Lough
  • Andrew Matthies
  • Chris McCoy
  • Julie Micklethwaite
  • Claudio Micklethwaite
  • Monica Micnic
  • Cheryl Miller
  • Grant Monette
  • Colleen Ouwendyk
  • Jennifer Parker
  • Sarah Peacock – Committee
  • Jonathan Peppler
  • Matthew Pym
  • Ben Rees
  • Roman Romaniuk
  • Rob Rouse
  • Ashley Salen – Committee
  • Griffin Salen
  • Rick Salen
  • Laura Swanson
  • Gena Van Dorp
  • Jack Van Dorp
  • Leo Verschuren
  • Monique Wall – Committee
  • Jenn Wonch
  • Friends of Bruce District Parks Association
  • Tobermory Primary Place Daycare

 

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