WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS
Birgitta MacLeod has been a Port Perry resident since 2000 and co-owner of META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery since it opened in 2015. META4 Gallery features unique, original, and exceptional works by Ontario artists. As well as working in the retail side of the gallery, Birgitta is also an artist and instructor. She has taught acrylic painting and mixed media to hundreds of students of all ages.
This is Birgitta’s second time serving as a BIA board member, having held the position of secretary in the past. Birgitta currently represents the BIA on the Economic Development Advisory Committee and has served in the past on the Tourism Advisory Committee, Healthy Lake Scugog Committee, Scugog Council for the Arts, and Mayor’s Gala for the Arts Committee.
Dana Smith is a lifelong resident of Port Perry and values the importance of giving back to the community that supports her business. She is the Founder of Dana’s Goldsmithing est.1992, a progressive and trend-setting jewellery store and manufacturing facility focusing on the customer experience. Dana is a trained bench jewellery, jewellery designer, CAD modeller, and gemmologist. Dana and her partner Murray enjoy spending time with their 5 children at their Lake Scugog home and are both passionate golfers.
She has been a Director on the Board of the Port Perry Business Improvement Association over 15 years, is a member of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Jewellers Association, the Canadian Jewellery Group, and the prestigious Canadian Jewellers 24kt Club.
Patrick Lyver has helped hundreds of businesses, from small to enterprise solve brand communications problems by jumping in as a black-ops strategist and rewiring the way they think and act.
An avid startup advocate with ideas flowing constantly and with a constant desire to take risks, Patrick has been at the helm of Kleurvision Inc. since founding it in 2004 and continues to drive it into new areas of exploration as a brand agency. Patrick applies critical thinking to everything he undertakes and does so with extraordinary passion.
A formally trained graphic designer turned creative director and marketing experimenter, his experiences have stemmed from many areas including fashion, music, traditional arts, business, politics, and investing. Through the desire to create, Patrick taught himself to code and build interactive things that individuals can immerse themselves in.
On top of the duties of operating Kleurvision Inc., Patrick is a volunteer with Angel Investors Ontario and the co-founder of Startup Durham. He has also been a partner on 3 additional startups, one of which has seen him through a successful exit in the health tech field.
Unhappy with the corporate world, and having some ups and downs, Stewart Bennett, with his wife Jan by his side, decided to share his passion and love for Scotland by opening The Wee Tartan Shop 23 years ago. With a staff of six, The Wee Tartan Shop helps people discover their roots through ancestry searches. They also enjoy helping their patrons find the perfect gift for weddings, birthdays, and more. The majority of products come from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The shop also includes a very popular British Food department.
Stewart is a Member of the North America Celtic Trade Association (NACTA), the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, the Port Perry BIA, the Scottish Studies Foundation, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, and on the Board of Uxbridge Scottish Festival.
Lance Brown spent 33 years as a sportscaster on CTV bringing informative sports news into living rooms each night. Lance’s illustrious career in the sports world includes covering three Olympic Games (Calgary, Barcelona, Lillehammer), the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and two Blue Jays World Series and multiple playoffs.
Originally an Edmonton native, Lance eventually made it to Port Perry and now calls it home with his wife Andrea and their six children.
Lance is a member of the Knights of Columbus Port Perry Chapter and has been a Big Brother for more than 10 years. He has also built an ice rink each year for a family as a charitable endeavor for more than 10 years.
Glenn Evans was born in Whitby, Ontario, and grew up in Manchester, Ontario with his parents Alan and Laura, and his three brothers Ronald, Gary, and Paul.
Glenn started learning custom upholstery and windshield installation in 1975 at Jiffy Auto Glass in Richmond Hill, Ontario where his brother Ronald worked. In 1979, he met Kelly Fairman, and by 1981 they were planning their future together in Port Perry.
Port Perry Auto Glass was opened in April 1981, followed by their marriage in June 1984. Over the next decades, Glenn and Kelly together started purchasing and developing several other businesses and commercial and residential rental properties in the Township of Scugog. By 1998, their children Ashley, Kristen, and Kaitlyn were born.
You can usually find Glenn, Monday-Friday, at 1575 Highway 7A at Port Perry
Auto Glass together with the other businesses.
Over the years, Glenn has also volunteered in the community on different committees including the BIA. Golfing, curling, hunting, and spending time with family and friends would definitely be his favorite hobbies and pastimes.