MEET THE BOARD
Hey! My name is Genevieve Candelora. I am Co-Chair of Northern Animal Rescue and one of the founding members of this incredible organization. I am a wife, a mom of two beautiful children, Joel and Gianna, and a “dog mom” to my two fur babies- my husky/malamute, Juneau, and my rescue mix, Pocah. I have lived in La Ronge since 2005. The community is such a beautiful place, full of rich culture and amazing natural wonders. The animal population was pretty out of control when I first moved here, and roaming dogs meant a lot of community safety issues, health issues, and animals were subject to all sorts of terrible things. I wanted to make a difference for the animals, and do something about the issue that the communities were facing. Myself, Rebecca and Colleen called a community meeting where some of our other current board members came, and we started a discussion that lead to the formation of this group. Since there has been a lot of action on the issues around animal welfare,
animal control, education and support, and a lot of work together with the three surrounding communities. We have come a long way, evolved as a board and organization and still have much work to do. My hope is that our work changes the standards of animal care and expectations of the community. I envision children growing up in a community seeing the value of animals, the rights they have to food, water, shelter, exercise, a safe and happy life, that they will be responsible and loving pet owners, and supporters of people and their animals. I am super proud to be part of this impactful group. Be the change you wish to see!
My name is Jenna Clark, and I sit in the Secretary board position for Northern Animal Rescue. I have been a board member since 2016. I was born and raised in the community of La Ronge, and currently live in the community of Air Ronge with my husband and 5-year-old pooch, Taby. My hobbies include walking in the great outdoors, yoga, nutrition/dietetics, interior design, and of course, animal rescue! My passion for animal rights stems from my upbringing, which always involved rescuing and fostering animals alongside the rest of my family.
My name is Rebecca Galloway (Clark) and I have 3 children, 3 dogs and 3 cats. I have been involved with Northern Animal Rescue since we started in 2009. I have lived in the North my entire life and have always had a passion in working with animals. There is a lot of work to be done in our communities in regards to educating and advocating for the animals. NAR is an amazing organization made up of all volunteers and together with our volunteers and fosters we have made a difference to thousands of animals in the North!
Hi my name is Courtney Fiske! I grew up in a small town 3.5 hours south of La Ronge. I believe that my strong respect for animals is rooted in the fact that I grew up in family where I was constantly surrounded by animals. I became familiar with La Ronge when I started dating my husband (he was born and raised in La Ronge). My husband and I have lived in La Ronge since April 2016. We have two amazing dogs that we adopted from NAR (Zoey and Delta) and recently welcomed our son Easton in May 2019 - they are the center of our world. I have truly fallen in love with La Ronge and the outdoor northern lifestyle. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, fishing, or at my in-laws cabin. I have been apart of the NAR Board for over a year and have enjoyed every minute of it! NAR is a great organization made up of individuals dedicated to the welfare of animals. Their network connections have given so many families the ability to provide rescue animals with a loving home. I am proud to have the opportunity to help NAR continue to impact lives of animals in Northern Saskatchewan.
Community Engagement Lead
My name is Logan Fiske! I have been volunteering for NAR since I was 13 years old and have been an active member of the Board of Directors since July 2017. My current role is the Community Engagement Lead. I was born and raised in La Ronge, and am currently attending the University of Saskatchewan (La Ronge Campus). Growing up, I had a family dog named Baryn who is still an important member of my family! In 2016, I adopted my dog Jack through Northern Animal Rescue after realizing that he was a “foster fail.” Most of my free time is spent relaxing at my cabin in the summer, snowmobiling or with my family and their 5 dogs. I have always had a passion for animals, and plan to get my Animal Therapy Certification to supplement my University education. NAR is an important organization that continues to help many animals that have been mistreated and abused. I truly believe that NAR is continuing to make a difference in animal welfare in Northern Saskatchewan!
My name is Cindy Greuel, and I have been a resident of La Ronge for approximately 20 years. My husband and I have three beautiful daughters, and along with their families, three grandchildren – all of who are our pride and joy. I am a lifelong animal lover and we currently have 2 dogs who have been with us many years and 3 awesome cats of varying ages. Over the years, our family have had many pets including cats, dogs, a lizard, rabbit, spiders and a guinea pig! We felt that having furry family members would help teach our children responsibility, along with compassion, and respect for all animals. Given the number of happy and healthy “grand cats” and a “grand dog” that are now part of their lives, I think we were successful. Over the last few years it has been my privilege to be a part of the NAR team as a capacity of board member at large, and most recently as treasurer. I wish to convey to our many supporters how much their assistance and help means to our organization. Without their backing we would not be successful in this very challenging but rewarding work.
My name is Colleen! I have lived in La Ronge since 1984. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren, all of whom live in the La Ronge area. I enjoy my time living in the north, and spend my free time walking my dogs, skiing the beautiful cross-country ski trails, and volunteering for Northern Animal Rescue. I see a great need for animal advocacy and protection, and feel very strongly about animal rights. My love for animals stems from a very young age of growing up on a farm.
I’m Joanne Dickson and I have been on the NAR Board since it was founded in January of 2009. I have always been a huge animal lover and was concerned about the plight of stray animals in our community so I decided to do what I could to help. All of our family pets have been rescues and have been such amazing dogs. I am extremely proud of our organization for what we’ve accomplished with the help of many partners over the past decade. I am excited to set goals at the start of every year.
EDUCATION LEAD (VACANT)
Currently our Education Lead position is vacant. If you (or someone you know) are interested in this position, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-306-420-6550 for more information.