My mom and dad never held any leadership roles in the community. A military career with frequent moves across Canada made them appreciate the stability, compassion and dignity of this community.
Stewart graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada with a BA and MBA. He lived in London for 15 years and in 1992 before coming back to Bayfield Street to start a landscaping business. Stewart was: a co-founder of the local Georgian-Lakelands Chapter of Landscape Ontario, a member of the environment committee of the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Professional Lawn Care Operators of Ontario, and on the board of Be Green Barrie.
Les has owned and operated four Midhurst-based small businesses that have employed several full and part-time residents. He currently operates Les Stewart Consulting (franchise industry) while continuing to serve his long-term lawn sprinkler and low-voltage lighting customers.
The opinions expressed here are his alone.
Les Stewart: les.j.stewart – at – gmail.com