Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors represents the diversity and professionalism of the Trail Association for Community Living.

Please feel free to contact Board Members care of our general office; 250-368-3503 or contact@taclkootenays.com.

Peter Thiessen: Board President –  Peter Thiessen has been a resident of Trail for 44 years. He and wife of 45 years, Mary-Jane, have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. Peter has served 4 years regular Military Service + 2 years Reserves in Trail with 44 Field Engineers. He Retired from Teck Fire Department after 42 years of service.

Peter's participation in Canadian and community endeavors include:

  • 25 years Naval Reserves as a Cadet Officer
  • Former Sea Cadet Commanding Officer of RCSCC Kootenay (Trail) and RCSCC Hampton Gray Nelson
  • Area Sea Cadet Commanding Officer 15 years
  • Past President Navy League of Canada (Trail Branch)
  • Past President and Past LT. Governor (nine times) of the Trail Kiwanis Club
  • Past V/Pres of the Kiwanis Foundation of Canada
  • Held various Chairs in local sporting events (Disabled Games, Winter and Summer games, Babe Ruth World Series)
  • Involved in USWA Local 480 (executive and three bargaining committees)
  • Trail Senior Smoke Eaters (trainer 7 seasons and 1 year on the executive)

Christette Cromarty: Parent Advocate – My name is Christette Cromarty and I am a parent of a person served. My experience began with my daughter's diagnosis at the age of 18 months. From that moment on, I knew that in order to give my daughter the best life possible, and to give her endless opportunities, I had to be part of her team, which meant advocating for her to have the best life and support as possible.

In my role as parent advocate/advisory, I am honoured to advocate on behalf of persons served and their families. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of service to you or your family.

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." Helen Keller.

Linda Radtke: Director

Mary McInnis: Director

Donna Halpin: Director

Gordon Fletcher: Director

Crystal Bermel: Self-Advocate

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Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Mothers Day Tea @ 1769 Riverside Ave., Trail, BC
Mothers Day Tea @ 1769 Riverside Ave., Trail, BC
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Trail Association Activity Centre (TAAC) will be hosting a Mother’s Day Tea on May 9th from 1-3pm at 1769 Riverside Ave., Trail, BC. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, or to

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