20 March, 2024

Welcome to our New Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board Members 

A trail path surrounded by trees and greenery

We’re so pleased to announce four new appointments to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation board. We extend a warm welcome to new board members Leigh Peters, Michelle Gordon, Ron Marcolin and Sean Languedoc. 

About the Trans Canada Trail Foundation 

The Trans Canada Trail Foundation (TCTF) is responsible for fundraising to support the advancement of the Trans Canada Trail. The new foundation board members, who joined the board in 2024, are as follows: 

Leigh PetersLeigh Peters 

Leigh is a seasoned legal and business professional known for her dynamic leadership, excellent communication skills, and extensive expertise in corporate/commercial law and executive management. Outside of her busy career, Leigh has dedicated over two decades to the Calgary Stampede as an active volunteer and Chair of the Downtown Attractions Entertainment Committee. Her deep passion and enthusiasm for giving back is evident through her ongoing contributions to organizations such as UNICEF Canada and the International Women’s Forum, where she contributes her time and expertise to positively impact the community. Read more.

Michelle GordonMichelle Gordon 

Michelle brings a unique combination of financial expertise, industry adaptability and board experience, as well as a deep commitment to sustainability and stewardship, aligning with the Foundation’s core values and mission. Michelle’s adaptability and diverse expertise have been applied across a range of industries, including manufacturing, lumber, technology, finance, not-for-profit, government, First Nations, agriculture and sustainability sectors. Her extensive board experience includes financial reporting to boards of publicly traded companies, ensuring transparency and accountability. Her involvement with not-for-profit boards and chairing audit and governance committees has honed skills in financial governance, interpretation of financial statements, and the development of governance manuals. Read more.

Ron MarcolinRon Marcolin 

A seasoned business executive with 30-plus years’ experience in senior management roles in Calgary and Saint John, Ron is Divisional Vice President of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and represents membership in all provincial government advocacy, public policy, training programs and services, events and education. Originally from Trail, British Columbia, Ron has worked in the petroleum industry, as a member of Calgary’s Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee (OCO’88), in the professional services industry with Deloitte, and as a consultant for several organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and as Chair of The United Way of Greater Saint John, as well as Chair of various committees within the Saint John Board of Trade, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Read more.

Sean LanguedocSean Languedoc 

Sean Languedoc is a seasoned entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast with a diverse background in technology, sponsorship, commercial real estate and community development. As the founder and CEO of Outforce.ai, Sean’s dedication to innovation and community is evident through his decade-long involvement with C100.org and his role as a board member of A100, where he mentors Canadian tech companies in go-to-market and operations strategies. His extensive travels across Canada, including long canoe and kayak trips, cycling, hiking, skiing and swimming, demonstrate his deep connection to the country’s natural beauty and his hands-on involvement in building parts of the Trans Canada Trail as a volunteer in Squamish, BC. Sean has a profound respect for nature, national unity and First Nations culture and a passion for the Trail and its role in fostering connections between communities, people, nature and health. Read more.


We extend our sincere thanks to departing board members Aidan Richardson, Ian Pearce and Nicole German, who completed their terms on the Trans Canada Trail Foundation board in 2023. Thank you for your commitment and valued contributions. 

Thank you