Richard Lemoine, C.A. C.P.A. Board Chair
Richard joined the board of directors of Theatre Collingwood in August of 2014, and became Board Chair in 2018. He was first attracted to Collingwood for the skiing (1996) and after having rented for a few years he then bought a condo in Cranberry Village. Richard and his wife, Debra Friendly, decided in 2004 to start building their future home and moved full time to the area in 2010.
Richard is semi-retired from the accounting firm he founded in 1990. He likes to say that he has kept the clients that are fun to deal with! Prior to forming his own firm he worked for one of the big four accounting firms and had a stint owning part of an advertising agency prior to returning to the accounting profession in 1990.
Richard has served on numerous boards and most recently retired as president and chair of the board of Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada. He remains active in the ski world as the treasurer of Cross Country Ontario, board member of the Highlands Trailblazers (operating out of Highlands Nordic in Duntroon) and is an active race organizer and international level technical delegate. His previous board experience includes Commodore of the Etobicoke Yacht Club, treasurer and executive board member of Taffelmusik (Canada’s premier baroque orchestra), Vice Chair of Junior Achievement (Peel Region) and the YMCA (Mississauga).
He is a long term audience member of live theatre and says he doesn’t have an acting bone in his body! Richard can be found not only enjoying Theatre Collingwood, but also at the Shaw Festival, various theatre in Toronto, and if while on vacation there is a theatre near he and his wife Debra will definitely take in a show or two!
Thank you, Richard, for your dedication to Theatre Collingwood! And thank you to all of you for your continued support of Theatre Collingwood.