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Councillor Keith Saulnier


Town of Parry Sound Council Group Photo

Councillor Keith SaulnierKeith first came to Parry Sound in the year 2000 as a bush pilot. After working all across Canada, including stops on the west coast in Vancouver and the east coast in remote reserves, and most of the Great Lakes, Keith decided to open Georgian Bay Airways with his wife Nicole Saulnier. Keith is also the Vice President of Running Deer Resources, an international industrial contracting company that has quickly become this nations leader in aboriginal engagement strategies. Keith is President of SOS Media, a marketing firm that coaches businesses in marketing fundamentals as well as developing and managing three and five year corporate image/initiative road maps.

Together, Keith and Nicole have also launched their new business Parry Sound Tourism, which is designed to carry forward the goals, ideas and needs of the tourism sector out to both the global and local markets. Beginning in 2003, The Saulniers could be found at their seaplane base on Parry Sound's beautiful waterfront, flying charters, serving ice cream and having a wonderful time. After the birth of their third child, (all three born right here in Parry Sound!) it was time to give more back to the community. Keith had already served on the Museum board as chair, the Airport Commission, several festivals and as a referee for youth hockey.

Keith felt that with a business background running a successful airline in the often-difficult tourism sector, as well as the other companies he runs or has founded, he could apply this hard earned knowledge to Town Council. Blending fiscal responsibility with an ability to understand the human side of issues is a core must for this position. In 2013 Wings recognized Keith nationally as being one the top ten people under the age of forty in aviation business. Keith is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys every chance he can get to be outside to hunt, fish, hike, and explore. Keith taps maple trees, coaches minor hockey, sits on 11 boards and committees of council, and still finds time to take his kids for interpretive nature walks. Hockey, swimming, weight lifting and reading are some of his leisure time activities.

Keith understands the importance and gravity of his council appointment, respects all who give their time in volunteer roles, and thanks the people of Parry Sound for their trust. If you have a comment or concern for Keith, you can call Georgian Bay Airways at 705-774-9884 to set up a time to chat or email him.