Board of Directors
Doug Thompson is a retired educator with 34 years experience as an elementary teacher/principal with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He also served a total of 31 years as a municipal politician which included 17 years as a councillor/Mayor of the former Township of Osgoode. With the amalgamation of local municipal governments in 2000, Doug was elected as Ottawa City Councillor, Osgoode Ward, serving continuously until his retirement in 2014.
During his political career, Doug was actively involved in his community, across the city and participated in provincial organizations. He served as chair of the Agricultural Rural Affairs Committee, served as Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor at the City. Representing the City of Ottawa, Doug spent 2 terms as Chair of the Provincial Rural Ontario Municipal Association. His municipal knowledge brought invitations to speak at municipal conferences across Canada, the United States and at two conferences in China. During his political career, Doug served 19 years on the Board of the South Nation Conservation Authority including two years as Board Chairman. He was also elected to the Conservation Ontario Board of Directors, serving 2 consecutive terms,
Community service is a big part of Doug's life. He is a 25 year member of the Greely Lions and Greely Legion. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of the Metcalfe Fair, the Dundas Manor, and is a Grant Evaluator with the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Currently Doug is President of the Greely Community Association and is a Director with the Sunset Lakes Owners Association.
Doug and his wife Mary Lynne, proud residents of Greely, enjoy spending time with their 6 children as well as keeping tabs on 7 grandchildren.
Carolle Dallas-Arbuckle moved to Vernon in 1983. It was easy for her to get involved in the community. Her friendships started with the Vernon Community Association, planning the first playground in Vernon. That lead to being on the board for the Vernon Recreation Centre. With young children, the Library became a regular outing and she volunteered as the children story teller there for many, many years. Later, Carolle joined the Osgoode Township Public Library Board until the time that the Township amalgamated with the City of Ottawa. Giving herself a few years of rest, she was asked to join the Osgoode Township Museum Board. For Carolle, our community is what we make of it. It is the people that make up community, the more we all give the more we get back.
Cheryl lives in Metcalfe with her husband and they have five children, three who live in Metcalfe, one in Drayton ON and one in Spiritwood SK. Cheryl has been a member of the Osgoode Township Museum for a few years and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer. Cheryl is the President of 4-H Ontario, President of the Carleton 4-H Association and a 4-H Lifeskills Leader in the Metcalfe area. She is a member and Past President of the Vernon Women's Institute and is on the FWIO Membership Committee. She is involved with her church and UCW group, and is a member of the Metcalfe & District Lions Club. Cheryl works for the Metcalfe Agricultural Society as the Office Administrator. When not busy with work and her volunteer roles she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and visiting with her family.
Born and raised in Osgoode Ward, there is nowhere else Carley would rather be! Carley is currently Rural CDF Program Coordinator for the Nepean, Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC). Carley has extensive experience in running community events with Osgoode Youth Association and the Osgoode Village Community Association, facilitating groups and some experience with grant writing. In Carley's spare time they love to spend time with family and friends, take their dog for a walk or spend time working out.
Jennifer Thivierge is the interim Director of Education for the Royal Geographical Society. She is currently completing a PhD on the history of women in computer science at Canadian universities. Her publications have focused on education in the museum space with upcoming articles relating to her work as the inaugural Fellowship with Ingenium, the Science and Technology Museum.
Casey is a PhD student in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University. He holds degrees in Anthropology, Archaeology and Canadian Studies, has taught Heritage Conservation to undergraduate students at Carleton University and worked as an initiatives coordinator for the Ottawa Museum Network. He is originally from Castlegar, British Columbia but has lived in Ottawa since 2016. Since his first job as a theatre performer interpreting the Gold Rush history of South Central BC, Casey has had an interest and commitment to making history accessible and equitable to all and believes that museum have an important role to play.
Tracey D'Aviero grew up in Osgoode village. Her family (the Blanchfields) has deep roots in the area, being one of the original founding families of West Osgoode. She still lives in the village with her husband Tony and her son Owen. Tracey has been an active community volunteer for over 30 years, most notably with the annual Family Ball Tournament, one of the largest (and beloved) fundraising events in Osgoode Village. She is a Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer and Speaker, and is very excited to finally be getting involved with the museum.