CanWest DHI Director Election Results

Guelph, Ont. -- CanWest DHI is pleased to announce the director election results held recently for Ontario zones 1 and 4, and Alberta as part of the normal rotation of three year terms.

Harold Kress: Zone 1 (3-year term)
Lambton, Middlesex, Elgin, Huron, Perth, Kent and Essex counties.

Harold Kress was declared as Zone 1 Director, by acclamation. Harold has been a board member of CanWest DHI since 2013 and on the executive since 2015. He held the position of delegate for CanWest DHI for 11 years prior to this, including several years as a resolution committee representative. In the past, Harold served on the Middlesex County Dairy Producer Committee for nine years and was the chair for three of those years. Delegate positions with EastGen and the Middlesex County Holstein Club are also part of his involvement in the dairy industry.

Harold, along with his family, currently milks cows at Cedarsquare Farms near Lucan.

Arlene Dorland: Zone 4 (3-year term)
Victoria, Peterborough, Hastings, Northumberland, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Renfrew, Lanark & Leeds counties.

Arlene Dorland was declared as Zone 4 Director, by acclamation. Arlene operates Dorland Farms Ltd. in Northumberland County with her husband William Dorland and son Justin and his wife Jennifer. Arlene had been a DHI county delegate for 10 years prior to becoming DHI Director in 2012.

Arlene’s other involvements include the Northumberland Milk Committee, 4H Club Leader, Local Community Centre Association, President of Northumberland Federation of Agriculture, and Gay Lea Foods delegate.

Wim van de Brake: Alberta (3-year term)

Wim van de Brake was declared as Alberta Director, by acclamation. Wim was the incumbent Director and has been a CanWest DHI board member since 2011.

Wim and his wife Hennie are first generation immigrants from the Netherlands. They live and farm with their five children just west of the city of Lacombe in Central Alberta, where they milk 180 purebred Holsteins under the name ‘Thornspyc Dairy Ltd’.

Wim has been involved with Holstein Canada for many years, both locally and provincially. He has served in different positions including Branch President for two years. Currently, he is a delegate for Alberta Milk.

For more information, please contact:
Neil Petreny, Secretary to the Board
General Manager, CanWest DHI
Phone: (519) 824-2320 ext. 236