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our staff

Meet our staff

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Ann MacKay
Certified Personal Trainer, Indoor Group Cycle Certified


As Owner/Manager of Lakeshore Recreation Center Ann is active teaching fitness classes and encouraging everyone to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. Ann strives to provide the best variety of fitness options so that Lakeshore Recreation is the place that people want to be.

Gord Mackay


In 1980 Gord decided that the area needed a fitness and banquet facility built. Lakeshore Recreation opened it's doors in 1983. Born and raised in Port Elgin, and now in his 40th year as a local dentist, Gord remains committed to being an active member of our community. 

Director of Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer


Although originally from the area Karen taught overseas for over 10 years and worked at an International Medical Recruitment company in Toronto for 7 years.  She has combined her teaching and business skills with her passion for physical fitness.  She has a versatile approach to personal training which will help to ensure every program is effective and tailored to each individual’s specific requirements.  Karen’s clientele includes beginners and athletes, people wanting to gain strength, rehab an injury or lose weight.  She believes that making positive & realistic lifestyle changes will endure and improve quality of life.   Karen promotes a balanced and sustainable lifestyle.  She is passionate about helping others and remaining current in an industry that is constantly changing.



Client services representative


Peri used to live in Port Elgin from 1982 - 1998 and was active at Lakeshore Recreation.  She then moved to Bowmanville to work at OPG Darlington in Work Management.  Peri and her husband  Tom have retired and moved back to the area as of May 2020 to be closer to family and enjoy all that the area has to offer.


Emma moore

Client Services Representative


Emma is going into her 4th year at Saugeen District Secondary School as a grade 11 student. When Emma is not working or doing school work she loves to play soccer and volleyball, along with spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite part about working at Lakeshore is the friendly staff and members!

louise court

Client Services Representative

Louise and her husband Doug are long time residents of Port Elgin.  In the early years of Lakeshore, Louise participated in many classes and looks forward to getting back indoors to workout.  Walking this areas beautiful trails is a favourite pasttime.  Louise has many years of customer service experience working the front desk of the Colonial Motel.

Sherrie Casemore

Kid's Room Staff

Sherrie is entering her 10th year at Lakeshore as our Kids Room sitter. Our members have been bringing their little stars for many years now. For Sherri, it's rewarding to be a small part of their growing horizons. Some people think Sherri lives here (shh!) Outside of her sitting duties here, Sherri enjoys taking long walks, experimenting in the kitchen and gardening. "Take one day at a time, always expand your horizon, and just love".

Judy Freiburger

book keeper

Judy has been working at Lakeshore Recreation since December 2011.  Her interests include scuba diving, curling, photography and travel. She and her husband Doug have owned Groundhog Divers since 1991 teaching people in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties how to scuba dive.  Judy sits on the Finance Committee of St. Joseph Parish and whenever possible, spoils her grandchildren.