For Justin, community involvement is a family affair. You’ll often find Justin, along with wife Tracy and son Noah fully enjoying their neighbourhood, running, swimming and cycling through Mooney’s Bay and Vincent Massey Park. During the spring and summer they enjoy helping out at Hogs Back Park as NCC Bike Days volunteers. That’s what makes Canoe Bay a perfect match for his own values.
“It’s about being inclusive,” says Justin. “We want to be a destination for all residents of the community. We envision Canoe Bay as a vibrant and inviting community, one that is sensitive to the needs and values of Riverside Park residents, a community we can all be proud of.
“We don’t want to keep people out; we want to invite them in. I imagine five couples, all of different ages, health levels and financial means, moving into various areas of Canoe Bay. They pick the lifestyle that suits them best but every day they can still meet for coffee, lunch, a game or cards or a swim in the pool. Canoe Bay will be a neighbourhood within a neighbourhood.”
A transplant from Winnipeg, Justin is a Project Management Professional and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture. He’s also LEED certified, with more than18 years of experience as a designer, and project manager in both the private and public sectors, and has been involved in all aspects of project delivery from project initiation, through design development and construction.
An avid curler, runner and soccer player, Justin immediately felt at home when he relocated to in Ottawa in 2004. He joined the Ottawa Falcons Soccer club, one of the oldest clubs in the city and has curled semi-competitively out of the RCMP and Rideau Curling Clubs. In 2005 he met his wife Tracy, a triathlete enthusiast. Together they set up roots in Ottawa South and welcomed their son Noah in 2010.
As a family they enjoy camping, travelling, visits with family and friends and enjoying Ottawa’s sports teams and the many music festivals and concerts on offer throughout the year.