Cal Patterson


Cal Patterson is a local boy, born and raised in the Collingwood area, who left for only a short period to obtain a business administration degree at Ryerson University after graduating from CCI. He spent many years in municipal politics in a variety of positions:  councillor, deputy mayor and eventually Mayor of Wasaga Beach for 11 years. He has over 35 years’ experience in financial management, obtained in positions of CFO, treasurer and controller.


Cal and his wife Debbie have raised four children and now have the good fortune to have 4 grandchildren. Despite a busy family life, Cal has always found time to volunteer . He has been a respected board member of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, My Friends House, Simcoe United Way, Wasaga Beach Rotary Club charter member, Wasaga Beach Lions club. He has volunteered his financial expertise by taking on the role of treasurer for a few of these organizations. His dedication and commitment have been recognized through various awards; Wasaga Beach Citizen of the Year, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, the order of Wasaga Beach and the Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International.


Cal‘s commitment to the Living Wish Foundation as one of our very first board members was very much welcomed. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience was invaluable to the success of South Georgian Bay’s newest not for profit organization. 

Last year we awarded Cal with the "Cal Patterson Outstanding Achievement Award" for going above and beyond to help others.