Friends of Lake Laurentian - 2013 Patrons
Bob and Nancy Rogers
Bob Rogers is a retired Associate Professor from Laurentian University. During his time at Laurentian, he founded the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program and was involved in facilitating and promoting international exchange programs.
Bob is a passionate advocate for building a healthy community. Bob was a founding member of the Healthy Communities Coalition of Ontario, having been a member of the provincial Board for many years. He spearheaded the development and implementation of Sudbury's Healthy Community Strategy. Bob ensured that Greater Sudbury would be designated as a Regional Centre of Excellence through the United Nations University.
As an avid alpine skier Bob held leadership roles in the Canadian Ski Association, the Northern Ontario Ski Division, and the Canadian Olympic Committee. He was a member and Chair of the Nickel District Conservation Authority (Conservation Sudbury), the Greater Sudbury Drinking Water Source Protection Authority, and represented Conservation Sudbury (NDCA} on the Conservation Ontario Council for many years.
Bob has had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and for the protection of our natural environment. Like his wife Nancy, Bob has visited Lake Laurentian for years with his family and is honoured to become a Friends of Lake Laurentian Patron.
Nancy Rogers was born in Kirkland Lake and moved to Nova Scotia as a teenager where she graduated from St. Francis Xavier University. Nancy obtained her teaching credentials at the University of British Columbia.
She and Bob eventually moved to Sudbury where she taught at Lockerby Composite School before starting her family with Bob. With their three young children, Nancy took time off from teaching to roam the trails at the Conservation Area.
This was a wonderful time and provided for amazing learning experiences. Many evenings, Nancy, Bob and the children would canoe around Lake Laurentian checking out the beavers and other flora and fauna.
When Nancy returned to teaching, she would bring classes from Lively District S.S. to investigate the wonders and habitats of the natural world in the Conservation Area.
Upon retiring Nancy with friends in tow would ski the wonderful trails available to everyone in the community.