Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Town of the What?

Effective immediately the Town of the Blue Mountains has dropped the use of "Town of" in the municipality's name. When the Township of Collingwood and the town of Thornbury amalgamated a few years ago the combined municipalities became known as "Town of the Blue Mountains." This seemed like quite a mouthful then and has become no less cumbersome in the ensuing years. In a recent news release it was stated that the municipality had "matured" and as such the use of the phrase "Town of" was no longer appropriate. Thank goodness! When dealing with real estate clients from outside the area, it was always a challenge both in terms of language but also geographically, trying to define the area that encompassed this overly wordy phrase whereas everyone has heard of Blue Mountain. I believe Canada Post was also having trouble dealing with and trying to decipher the multitude of address variations they were seeing on mail destined for "what is the name of that place again?

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Rick relocated to Collingwood from Toronto in 1985 through a transfer with Goodyear Canada. In 1987 Rick was recruited by a major client of Goodyear’s, managing their Canadian business based in Barrie before moving to Chicago in 1992 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Upon returning to Canada in 1996, Rick ran an industrial products manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. In 1998 Rick returned to Collingwood with his two children. Rick is a licensed real estate Broker with Royal LePAGE Locations North in Collingwood and holds his MVA designation (Market Value Appraiser-Residential). He is an active volunteer in the community serving several years on the Board of Directors with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® of which he is the Past President (2008) and currently serves on a committee with the Ontario Real Estate Association. Rick is a diverse executive manager with extensive experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, finance, human resources and quality assurance management.