Mission and Board of Directors

Our Mission

To maintain and develop dedicated and partnership trails in the Maitland Valley for discovery and appreciation of the natural environment.

The MTA, through the development and maintenance of sustainable and vital organizational structures driven by accountability and responsibility, shall strive to adhere to its guiding principles:

  • Protecting the natural environment of the Maitland River Valley as it pertains to trail maintenance and development;
  • Providing safe and, where possible, accessible, opportunities for physical activity, nature appreciation and recreation for the community;
  • Fostering community involvement, partnerships and stewardship.


Our Board of Directors

The Maitland Trail Association Board of Directors is a working board comprised of the following group of volunteers:

President:    Phil Paquette 

Past President & Signage Committee:    Gerry Wasylciw 

Secretary: Mary Gordon

Membership Co-ordinator:    Kathleen Lush  

Treasurer:     Cathy Paquette  

Maintenance Crew Coordinators:     Phil Paquette (with Doug Ellacott, Con Melady, Mike Cicchini)

Trail Maintenance: John Beaver

Trail Ranger Co-ordinator:     Doug Ellacott

Hike Ontario Representative:     Hugh McGregor

G2G Representative:     Mike O’Brien

Landowner Relations:     Phil Paquette, John Beaver

Environmental Committee:    Cristen Watt

Event & Hike Leader Coordinator:    Paula Deering

Website Manager:    Gena Lowe

Communications Director & Newsletter Editor:     Hannah Moore

Directors at Large:     Don Forbes