Corporate Information

The Waskesiu Wilderness Region was the brainchild of a group of local business people who got together in 2010. Things quickly progressed from discussions to concrete actions, and an executive director was hired to guide the organization in 2011. Although the name of the group changed, the original vision remained; this group would promote sustainable and authentic experiences in this fabulous region of natural resources and cultural significance.

This collaborative effort encourages visitors to slow down and appreciate their surroundings. The Waskesiu Wilderness Region encompasses truly outstanding natural settings, recreational activities for every season, and visitors often have the most remarkable experiences here.

Today the WWR has a full set of board members, including members who represent large entities in the area. In addition to the businesses who make up the majority of the membership, there are a number of associate members. These are groups who the WWR thinks it is important to hear from, like the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sports.

Destination marketing organizations (DMO) can be a great resource for tourists. DMOs offer information about the destinations facilities and services, and are unbiased resources for visitors.

2017-2018 Waskesiu and Area Wilderness Region Board of Directors


Tim Longworth - Chairman – Cornerstone Insurance

Doug Oftedal - Secretary/Treasurer – District of Lakeland

Vicki Clarke - Vice Chair – Living Sky Tours

Morris McLachlan - Past Chair – Waskesiu Marina Adventure Centre



Greg Waters – Elk Ridge Resort Golf

Gord Olson – Ness Core Ventures Private Campground

Gord Locke – Parks, Culture and Sport

Carla Flaman – Prince Albert National Park

Victor Timm – Lake Country Cottage Restaurant

Sandra Gilbert – Town of Big River


Kevin Sawicki – Tourism Saskatchewan