Thursday, February 20, 2020

Doors Open 7 pm / Meeting Begins 7:30 pm

St John’s Church, Community Hall

One order of business will be to vote for next year’s Executive. The Slate is:

Bruce Bowden: elect as Chair

Moya McPhail: elect as Vice-Chair (one year)

Susan Carmichael: re-elect as Secretary

Ian Mackay: re-elect as Director

Bill Bickle: elect as Director

The following Directors were elected last year for a two year term and are not required to stand for re-election at this time:

Treasurer: Hugh Parker

Directors: Anna Gray, Marielle Lambert, Susan Layard

Past Chair: Julie Mavis (will remain one year)


Nina-Marie Lister (click for bio)

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor

The School of Urban + Regional Planning
Ryerson University, Toronto

Topic: Landscape and Legacy: Resilience through Natural Heritage

Landscapes are living legacies. Natural heritage in living form, are places for conservation, recreation and protection. They are dynamic, adaptable and open to change. Ultimately, they are an investment for a resilient future.

photo of 2020 aco port hope agm guest speaker nina-marie lister

Director Bios

Bill Bickle

Bill Bickle grew up in Canton, north of Port Hope and attended Port Hope High School before setting off on a 25-year banking career with RBC. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s and an MBA from York University. After moving across the province several times, he moved to Toronto where he met Marnie Hare. They were married and lived in Cork Town near King & Parliament and bought their first old house, a Gooderham & Worts manager’s house on Trinity Street north of the Distillery District.


They moved to Port Hope in 1997 and lived on Walton Street for seven years before moving to Canton where they fixed up a postwar house, then restored Bill’s parents’ 1840 Ontario Cottage. After 12 years in the country, they moved ‘back to town’ where they have restored an 1874 worker’s cottage that was on the House Tour this past year. Bill & Marnie are active in the community through the ACO, St John’s Anglican, and other organizations.

ACO Port Hope Committee Reports