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 five founding 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 Tourism Parks and Culture.
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 – Board Chair – 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
Tim Ouellette – Tourism Saskatchewan
Kevin Sawicki – Tourism Saskatchewan