Leslie Gagnon

I was born and raised in Smooth Rock Falls. I have 3 siblings, 2 whom still reside in Smooth Rock Falls. I married my husband Denis Gagnon 39 years ago where his family was born and raised here as well. We have 2 sons, a daughter in-law and 2 wonderful grandsons.

As a child my parents were very strong in having us participate in all town activities. We participated in the swim team diving, figure skating, baseball, Labour Day activities, Christmas March break activities, whatever was offered we went to. As an adult, my husband and I played baseball, bowled, curled and were part of the Departure Lake Camping committee. We were also active member of the Arctic Riders snowmobile club.  As time went on, the boys became active in hockey. This in turn  had Denis sign up to coach and was a trainer when they were in need.  Hockey was a large part of our lives for many years. It created a family of new friends and kids.I see now that many of the kids are paying it forward to their children by either coaching or organizing  activities to keep their children involved in community or other communities.

The past 4 years I have been organizing the Purse Project for the community. I collect shampoos, crème rinses, body washes, feminine hygiene products, socks, mitts, hair accessories, hairbrushes or money and we make up reusable bags with all these products. The Purse Project is a collaboration with the Lions Club where the purses get made by the demand and get delivered with their annual Christmas boxes.

I have been working in the public for 36 years and I have been active for my union for the past 15 years. I have been fortunate to meet and work with so many people throughout the years and will be retiring in April 2022 where I will become more active in the community as your Councilor.

Councillor Leslie Gagnon
Phone : (705) 338-2717
Email : leslie.gagnon@townsrf.ca