“I am pleased to announce John Rishworth as BCA’s Executive Director. John is taking the helm at an opportune time, as we emerge from the pandemic and look to the future”, says Leslee Squirrell, BCA President.

“John brings more than 3 decades of experience working in marketing, communications, fundraising events and leadership development, most recently as Vice President Business Development at Infinity Communications.”

“I’m excited to be starting this position.  This opportunity gives me a chance to work in Bayfield where I can match my love for Bayfield and Lake Huron with my passion for the community with the Bayfield Centre of the Arts in furthering their mission”. Says John

John’s charitable experience as a founding board member of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers, combined with his positions as Director of Marketing & Fundraising at Big Brothers and Manager of Communications with Covenant House Toronto will inform his approach to help advance the vision of the Bayfield Centre for the Arts.

John and his wife Denise are seasonal residents of Bayfield with deep roots in the village.  John was a part-owner/ operator of The Albion Hotel in the late 80’s.

“ John is approachable and well known. A fun and sincere person who represents all that we at the BCA believe in. We are looking forward to his help in these un-precedented times as we navigate the BCA mission to advance the arts in Huron County” says Squirrell.

John started his official position as of Feb 1st .

John can be reached at jrishworth@bayfieldarts.ca