Robert A. McTaggart, BA, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association (4CMRA)
A former cadet and then officer in the Governor Generals Horse Guards (GGHG), he founded the 4CMRA in honor of his Great Uncle, Fredrick McTaggart, a Canadian soldier in the 4CMR who fell at the battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9th, 1917. The McTaggart family has over 100 years of service in the GGHG, which perpetuates the 4CMR. He stated: "A few years ago, I was in France, at Vimy Ridge, where my Great Uncle Frederick McTaggart fought for Canada and was killed. Visiting his grave, I realized I must do something to further honor his bravery and those soldiers with whom he fought to help shape Canada into the envy of so many around the world."
David Tsubouchi, BA, J.D, LL.D, D.S.Litt, C.Dir,
His long history of public service includes serving as an Ontario Cabinet Minister in five portfolios, including Minister of Consumer and Commercial relations and Solicitor General. Currently, he heads the Ontario College of Trades, is a published author, lawyer, and strong supporter of our armed forces and their history.
Major General Lewis Wharton MacKenzie, CM, MSC, O.Ont, CD, Honorary Historian
He holds the distinction of serving in the largest number of United Nations postings of any member of the Canadian Armed Forces, including his worldwide noted work in Sarajevo. He retired from the Army after a 35-year career. He continues to race Formula Fords, having won first place in 2016 in Montreal.
John Burns, BAA, Consultant
Past Commanding Officer, Governor Generals’ Horse Guards; past Chair of their Trustees, and their liaison with the 4CMRA; past President Canadian National Exhibition's Warriors' Day Parade; honored for his service by Seneca College, Broadcast Executives Society, Variety Village; holds: Canadian Forces Decoration, and Bar; Canada 125 medal; the Queen's Silver & Diamond Jubilee Medals.
Terry Holub, BA, M. Div
Terry was an Army Cadet during High School and also served 15 years with the Correctional Service of Canada working in a variety of operational positions including; Parole Officer, Director of the Hamilton Community Correctional Centre, Hamilton District Operations Manager, Regional and National Trainer. In 2007 Terry joined Niagara College as a full time faculty member teaching into the Community and Justice Services Program and in 2008 was appointed the program's Coordinator.
In 2013 he was ordained as an Anglican Priest and appointed to Holy Trinity Chippawa, Ontario.
Ronald Content, Chief Warrant Officer, CD (Ret’d),
Vimy Ride Captain
Past Regimental Sergeant Major, the Toronto Scottish Regiment. Member, Canadian Army Vehicle club, avid motorcycle rider. Mr. Content is the Ride Captain of our 2017 Cross-Canada motorcycle ride commemorating the Victoria Cross awardees from World War 1. He has had a solid career in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship since 1973. Over the past 20 years he started a series of companies including RACONIX Corporation, a company involved with Re engineering IBM COBOL and ROG software code to Open Systems UNIX, and GO Lighting Technologies, a company involved in the design and manufacture of solid state luminaires. Consultant in solid state Lighting.
Brad Staples, Living History Instructor (LHI)
Collector of military artifacts & relics and amateur historian.
Family military history, growing up in Ajax, hearing personal recollections and local history surrounding D.I.L. Ajax, H.M.S. Ajax, Camp X, Fort York, Bomanville Camp 30, the Avro Arrow, etc., provided all the inspiration that was need to start a life long fascination with and appreciation of Canada’s Military History.
Researching my Grandfather’s WW1 military career has brought me closer to a man I never met. This path of exploration, discovery and learning has taken me more places, introduced me to more people and allowed me opportunities that I could ever have expected.
A truly rewarding journey (a passion) that I hope never wanes.
Michael Gray, Gunnery Sargent, USMC Ret.
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The Board of Directors:
Mark Ingram, BA
Works at IBM. During his 20 years at IBM, Mark has worked in several positions: Sales, Sales Management, Operations and currently is a Program Manager for a Global Partner Program. As a youth, Mark was an avid Sea Cadet, then a civilian instructor where he developed a passion for military history. Mark is on the board of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association, he is also on the board of the Springer Rescue of Ontario, which finds homes for Springer Spaniel’s that need a home within Ontario. A dog lover himself, Mark has 2 Springers of his own. Mark is actively involved as a Mason within his Lodge in Markham. He and his wife live in Barrie, Ontario.
Lt Col Chris Stewardson