Building the Lodge at Pine Cove, is rather like writing a book. Full of stories, drama and comedy. Like a good novel, the entire human condition comes into play. On top of that we must deal with our natural world, which is like a person itself; storms, low temperatures, critters, remoteness and other challenges. It seems right therefore, to acknowledge all those who have contributed to this story. Some have become huge characters in the continuing plot and others who have played more minor but essential roles. If it takes a village to rear a child, then building the village takes an immense amount of people. Countless people have made this village we call Lodge at Pine Cove, what it is today. They are; Ned Baldwin – architect, Robert Wubben – builder/designer, Andy Brubacher – contractor and his family, Roger Brubacher – stone mason, Lily Chartrand – Head of housekeeping, the Bishop family – employees, carpenters and more, Ulysse Carriere – Head of maintenance, Courtney Loomis – Asst. head of housekeeping, Harley and Liz Lang – solvers of problems, builders, pilots and much more, Nicola Ross – writer, hiker and activities founder at LPC, Matthew Jamieson – incredible chef and kitchen designer, Kim van Oosteroom – graphic designer, Liz Van Amelsfoort – accountant, advisor and friend, Toni Harting – photographer, friend and we miss him, Moira Dedrick – artist, friend and fine critic, Greg Hindle – artist, Rob Stimpson – photographer, Mike Poole – photographer, Rachel LaPalme & Marcelle Halliday – Caisse Populaire de Noelville, Nancy Collyer – lawyer, David Norrie – artist blacksmith, Richard Bisaillon – building inspector, Bob Timmony – quarry owner, machine operator and more, Roger Fryer – lumberman, Dig and Doug – furniture builders, David Wilding Davies – Coffee roaster and friend, Patrick & Ruth Bourachot – chef and supplier extraordinaire, Donaldson Family – friends and wise counsel, Ryan & Ross families – friends, wise counsel and employees, Natarajan Sukumar – friend and advisory counsel, Greg Ross friend and advisory counsel, Cathy Richards entreprenuer extraordinary, advisory counsel and friend, Deneen Allen friend, incredible consultant and mentor, and so many guests who have added their ideas, joy and have enabled this small business to keep going for the betterment of all its communities – there are many. Please pass on the website address: www.frenchriver.com to friends and family. The lodge has done a lot for the local community in the past 19 years. We want it to go on far beyond our tenure and be one of those places that enhances the lives of those it touches, well into the future.