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MAAC Board of Directors


Zone A - Alberta (Nunavut & NWT)

Don G. McGowan
# 30 Cavanagh Cresc.
Stony Plain, AB
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Member Profile: I started my involvement with model aircraft in approx. 1958 flying control line in the street in front of my home in rural Saskatchewan.
After a few years of that, along came other interests and modeling was "shelved". An attempt at basic R/C in about 1972 produced a wreck in about 15 seconds. The bug bit again in 1994 when I learned to fly R/C with the Capital City Flyers of Edmonton. I continued on with my current home club, the Meridian Model Flyers at Stony Plain,AB.
I became interested in the administrative side of MAAC and became the deputy zone director under the tutelage of Walt Chikmoroff from 2009 to 2011, when I was elected to the Zone Director position where I continue to serve today.
In September of 2013, I was elected by the MAAC board of directors to act as a member-at-large of the MAAC executive committee. I look forward to working with the board and executive in working toward the resolution to a number of challenges now facing MAAC, not the least of which is the retention of our membership.
I look forward to working with the members of Zone "A" toward producing an environment where we can all safely enjoy this great hobby of ours.


Zone B - Atlantic

Regis Landry
11665 Hwy 11
Pokemouche, NB
E8P 1J4
Tel:506 727 5225
Fax: 506 727 7788
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Zone C - British Columbia & Yukon

#39 -844 Hutley Road
Armstrong, BC
Fax: 250-546-0618
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Member Profile: Zone Director Zone C (BC)

My love for aircraft came from multiple events throughout my life. I do believe it's in my blood, just look at my last name! As a young boy in 1974 we moved to Canada from Liverpool England, I was told I was never so quiet as I fully enjoyed the jet ride to Canada. A number of years later my wife of the past 20 years purchased a Kadet 3 channel trainer for me and my then 7 year old son and I haven't looked back since, almost 12 years ago! I can not describe in words how valuable this hobby has been to me. Throughout many difficult times in my life I have always had R/C aircraft and equally important, the support of the club and the members within it. I have a number of years volunteering on an executive level, 3 years as an Assistant Zone Director and two as a Deputy Zone Director. My largest objective, to maintain what we have! Looking forward to meeting you at the field!


Zone D - Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario

Peter Schaffer
1256 Heenan Place
Kenora, ON
P9N 2Y8
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Zone E - Middle Ontario

Roy R. R. Rymer
1546 8th Ave.
St Catharines, ON
L2R 6P7
Fax: 905-641-1082
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Member Profile: I was born in St. Catharines in 1951. Have been here ever since and my family history dates back to the 1800s here. Back in the 50's when the grass was greener I started off with Cubs. That is just before Scouts. Then there was Scouts. I was a member of the 25th Queen Street Baptist Church Troup. During that time considering my fading memory I joined the St. Catharines Model Flying Club. (around 1959 or so, the predecessor of the Niagara Region Model Flying Club) Line control, galloping ghost, escapement, boats and rockets. In the early 60's playing with and building model airplanes was just wonderful; but the crashes were not. Upon losing my father in 1970, went on to work on becoming an Orthotist and Prosthetist. This was done at George Brown College and University of Toronto. During this time plastics was in my blood considering 8 hours a week of plastics in class and 4 hours a week helping in other classes at night in plastics as a volunteer. In 1974 incorporated my own business (in plastics composites for the wire and aircraft industry) which I am still hard at work with and then becoming an executive member of the Niagara Regional Van Association; again helping out with running of the association and volunteering more time through the organization with the Big Brothers, Remembrance Day Veterans and other volunteer duties. Then along came a chance to volunteer as a Scout Leader for the 46th Venture Handicap Scout Troup of St. Catharines. The very first one in existence and very, very rewarding endeavour at that! Moving ahead to become a member of the, "The Niagara Region Model Flying Club Inc." to this day. Being the secretary once, the Treasurer of the club for some years now and a very proud member of the MAAC association. I am also the Treasurer of the Southern Ontario Model Airshow (SOMA) for 6 years and its Chairman. The annual event raises money for children organizations. One hundred percent of all the money raised goes directly to the charity. Also at this time for the MAAC organization, I am the Zone Director for the Middle E zone, Chairman of the Public Relations and on the Executive of MAAC.
One of my personal goals for the Association, "MAAC" is to encourage new membership for the young and old. To encourage the "kids" to join the sport and prove to them and their respective parents that there is a lot more to MAAC then just flying RC airplanes. It takes skill for, wood working, electronics, mechanics, aerodynamics, hand-eye coordination, socializing, friendship and camaraderie to name a few. If you think this is it, please do not be fooled. These skills and benefits of being in the sport is critical for building our next generation of fine adults. If you think I am wrong, please join and prove me otherwise! Thanks for this opportunity to share my thoughts and bio. Join and get the full benefit! Sincerely, Roy R. R. Rymer 61172-L.


Zone F - Northern Ontario

Kevin W. McGrath
40 Parkshore Ct
Sault Ste Marie, ON
P6A 5Z3
Tel:(705) 759-1670
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Member Profile: I am a life long modeler and remember building stick and tissue models as a child.I went through free flight and then U control,and have been active in R/C and a member of MAAC since the late 1960s.
I spent many years in the pattern wars,but today my preoccupation is giant scale models both full competition scale and scale aerobatic,and I do some float flying and have been flying a three Metre glider lately.
I am originally from Montreal,have lived in several provinces,and travelled extensively in Canada and the U.S. during my career in corporate sales with one of the major steel producers,from which I am now retired.
I have been married to Pat(Ne Murielle lise Claudette Proulx) for more than forty years and have her total support in the pursuit of this great hobby/sport,especially since I became a zone director six years ago.
I have served on the executive of MAAC for three years and am currently the Vice President of the Corporation and the zone director for Northern Ontario.
We live in Sault Ste Marie and I am a proud member of the Soo Modellers Club home of the famous U.G.L.Y meet each spring.


Zone G - Ottawa Valley

Chris Malcomnson
RR# 4, 6 Leeland Drive
Smiths falls, ON
K7A 4S5
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Member Profile: Someone asked me a while back how long I had been flying model airplanes. As I tought about that question, I was amazed to be able to say 34 years. It just proves that time really does fly when you're having fun. Like many of my vintage, I started out in modelling with balsa and tissue rubber band and cox control line models. My first RC plane was a top flite P51. Definitively not a trainer, but it got me hooked and led to my involvement with my first club. This club steered me in the right direction. I have fond memories from many years ago when my instructor tried to wrestle the transmitter out of my hands as I yelled:“I got it, I got it”- I probably didn’t. And, now as an instructor, I think the Buddy Box is one of the best inventions ever. After taking some time off to raise a family, I have returned to Modeling with a passion. I enjoy building, flying and spending time with fellow modellers. I am blessed with a very supportive wife and kids who enjoy spending time at the flying field (every once in a while). I look forward to the opportunity to serve the members of Zone G, MAAC and the membership in general.


Zone H - British Columbia Coastal

William (Bill) Rollins
Box 1376
Parksville, BC
V9P 2H3
Tel:(250) 248-5545
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Member Profile: My love for airplanes and just about anything else that can fly goes back as far as I can remember. As a young lad I was completely absorbed in plastic model airplane, and jet kits, while my friends were into the plastic model car ones. I did glue together the odd car kit, but found them to be very boring, eventually they all ended up as airplane - car hybrids. Funny thing is most of my plastic airplane and jet models met the same fate. But always ending up being some sort of flying machine dreamt up out of my imagination. The first time I ever saw a model airplane fly was in 1966 at Redford Elementary School in Port Alberni. There were three or four guys flying control line and radio controlled models there most weekends, as was I watching and dreaming. I took on a paper route and collected bottles, eventually building and crashing a few .049 tissue-dope control line models and also a plastic Cox one that I got for Christmas. It came just about complete in the box, and I'm pretty darn sure from Parkers Hobby Store on Argyle Street, LOL. Somehow I slipped away from the model airplanes as most of us do, until my wife Dorothy and I had our two boys Mark and Sean. Both of whom learned to fly model airplanes and take in many of the Abbotsford, Victoria and CFB Comox full scale Airshows right from the time they were babies until they would no longer go. Over the past 30 years or so I have been very active as a member of the PDQFlyers Association, most of which as an Executive member in one position or another. I'm very pleased to have been able to instruct many students while they learned how to fly. I have also had the pleasure of being the Contest Director at Air-Shows, Fun-Flys, Fly-Ins, Float-Flys, Indoor Flying and model building instruction sessions for students. I'm also a member of the Nanaimo Modelaers and have recently been given an Honorary Membership to the FVRCF Association, for which I'm extremely grateful. As a Zone Director I will do my very best to ensure that the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada continues to serve it's Membership as it has historically been done in an affordable, safe, respectful and fun way.


Zone I - Quebec

Rodger A. Williams
8447 ave Lesperance
Quebec, QC
G2K 1M4
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Zone J - St. Lawrence

Cote ST. Luc, QC
H4W 2H2
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Zone K - Saskatchewan

Heinz U. Pantel
1116 Horace Street
Regina, SK
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Zone L - Southeast Ontario

Brad D. Egan
107 Cherrywood Drive
Newmarket, ON
Tel:905 830-1801
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Zone M - Southwest Ontario

Frank Klenk
450 Broadway Street
Tillsonburg, ON
N4G 3S7
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Member Profile: R/C flyer and builder for 25 years +. My planes vary. Some fast, others slow, scale and non. I pretty much enjoy flying anything with an engine. IMAAC I must admit has taught me the most and it is a lot of fun. Engine collecting is something else I really enjoy and it keeps me busy over the long winter months. Indoor flying I enjoy and of course it's a good way to learn. I like it better than a simulator. I look forward to meeting you at an event. Keep your wings level.