Known to many as “Mr. Ottawa Valley,” Art is not a full-time host at Valley Heritage Radio, but he is the man behind the microphone for each of our on-air fundraisers.
He is the first person we call when we’re holding a Radiothon, and we work out calendar around his availability – because he’s just that good!
Through the years, Art has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes across the Valley, including many here at VHR. He gets the phones ringing and has a way of connecting to the people of the Ottawa Valley like no one else.
An educator most of his professional life, Art has also been a municipal politician and a travel agent who whisks people from the Valley to all corners of the globe.
For almost four decades he has been the MC at the Pembroke Old Time Fiddle and Step Dance competitions, and for as long as anyone can remember, he’s entertained people with his musical abilities and his sense of humour.
When he’s not helping others, he and his wife Dot love to spend time with their kids and grandkids in the bustling metropolis of Beachburg.