Call us at 519.832.9027 for more information or to book an event today. 

our staff

Meet our staff

Gord Mackay
owner/general manager


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,he was a Dentist for over 40 years before recently retiring.   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.


mary-lynn jacob
client services representative


Mary-Lyn and her husband Trevor retired and moved up to Port Elgin, from Whitby, in December of 2020 to be closer to family.  Mary-Lyn loves all the walking trails and is getting reacquainted with cross country skiing.  She has worked in customer service for almost 30 years and enjoys interacting with the members. 



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 in her 4th year at Saugeen District Secondary School as a grade 12 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.


Rishab roychowdury

client services representative

Rishab is a grade 12 student at Saugeen District Secondary School and is one of our newest receptionists at Lakeshore. He has been a part of the Lakeshore community since he was young through the tennis program. He also likes to workout, play golf, basketball, and tennis. He will also be teaching the junior tennis program in the summer. He is already loving his role at Lakeshore!

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.