About Us

The 2019 Ontario Pork Congress will be held June 19-20

2018 OPC Executive and Committees

President: Kirk McLean
Vice-President: Meghan Kirkpatrick
Second Vice: Francisco Trejo
Treasurer: Tom Murray

Record Secretary: Henry Groenestege
Director: Kevin Varley
Director: Kristy Perrin
Past President: Chris Crump

OPC's Legacy

Watch Richard Smelski talk about some of the history and why the Ontario Pork Congress continues to evolve and provide value to the Canadian Pork industry.

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Our Past Presidents

1973-74 Don McLean
1974-75 Gerry Knechtel
1975-76 Lloyd Smit
1976-77 Doug McLeod
1977-78 Bill Baxter
1978-79 Richard Stein
1979-80 Don Henry
1980-81 Ken Thompson
1981-82 Bill Nahrgang
1982-83 Lorna Small
1983-84 Dave Ireland
1984-85 Dale Thompson
1985-86 Bruce Bergsma
1986-87 John Thomson
1987-88 Ross Shantz
1988-89 Jan VanVliet

1989-90 Doug Wheeler
1990-91 Sharon Heldmann
1991-92 John Bowman
1992-93 Ivan Roobroeck
1993-94 Richard Smelski
1994-95 John Perrin
1995-96 George Charbonneau
1996-97 Trudy Bardoel
1997-98 Craig Hebert
1998-99 Betty Crowley
1999-00 John Otten
2000-01 Frank Palen
2001-02 John Bancroft
2002-03 Ellen Olechowski
2003-04 Kim Louwagie
2004-05 John Crowley

2005-06 Fred deMartines
2006-07 Jim DeBlock
2007-08 Brad Mohr
2008-09 Johanne Groenestege
2009-10 Ray Black
2010-11 Linda Weitzel
2011-12 Adam Rae
2012-13 Steve Thomas
2013-14: Frank Hogervorst
2014-15 Christine Schoonderwoerd
2015-16 Blair Cressman
2016-17 Joe Dwyer
2017-18 Chris Crump