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MEET the committee

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Claude Doucet

Been in business for 35 plus years . Love the outdoors & organized many outdoor activities over the past 30 years . Getting involved in the Hospitality Days is very exciting for me because it's in my blood.  Also working with this awesome committee makes all the more exiting.

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Melissa Ellis

Business owner. Mother to O, wife to G. Proud citizen of Bathurst. Lives for adventures, coffee and a good laugh.

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Chris Drysdale

Business Owner. Born and raised in Bathurst. Married to my  high school sweetheart Kenleigh and together we are raising 3 children. Always on the hunt for my next business idea to help improve Bathurst. Even though my wife says we have enough on the go. Constantly on the road with my kids traveling from rink to rink for hockey and figure skating.

Also like to throw a party and have a good time.


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Dale Knowles

Dale Knowles. Age 62.75... Semi-retired. Positive by nature. Lifelong Bathurst resident who likes to volunteer. Married to Lisa. Very happy to work with the Hospitality Days crew for 2023 as they are an awesome and dedicated group of people.

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Stephen Furlotte

Lifelong Citizen of Bathurst.

Business owner.

Married to Heather.

Avid concert goer.

Basement musician.

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Michel 'Chico' Doucet

Retired Food Service Manager, father and grandfather. Loves working with people and helping others. Enjoys sports, travel and spending time with family and friends. Husband to Monique.

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Mike Doucet

Finance & Strategy Business Owner. Husband of 27 years to Jacinthe . I should also mention all the best ideas come from her. Proud father of 2. I enjoy a good meal and an even better bottle of red. Away for 30 years and very happy to be back home.

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Andrea Perry

Registered Professional Forester with DNR. Proud wife of Josh and Mom 3 young boys. Lover of team sports, all things outdoors and good food. My super power is being a twin Mom. Moved back to our beautiful Chaleur Region in 2012 after living in Ontario and BC. Excited to part of the enthusiastic and hard working 2023 Hospitality Days Committee.

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Spencer Saulnier

Half of 60 years old

Business owner

Local resident

Global traveler


Kenna Van der Pluijm

Current student at Mount Allison University in a Bachelor of Commerce. Avid lover of the outdoors and all things food. Proud cat mom and SUPER excited to be apart of Bathurst Hospitality Days!

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