Cottage Country Connection Magazine is pleased to welcome Belinda Wilson as Sales & Marketing Account Executive.
Hailing from Fenelon Falls, Belinda attended school there, continuing her education at Trent University – focusing on English Literature, History, and Education.
She says her first ‘real’ job was working at the North Kawartha Times community Newspaper where she got her first taste of photography “I was afraid to hold a camera until one day the publisher gave me the camera bag and 6 rolls of film and told me not to come back until I had shot all 6 rolls – that was the beginning of an amazing journey!” With many different jobs and skills under her belt Belinda now owns Celtic Roots Photography, is co-owner of Victoria County Signs, and has been working in sales and marketing since 1996; all while continuing to pursue a part-time music career as a singer/songwriter/musician. Fun Fact: Belinda received her first royalty cheque in 1994 for “That Ol’ Moon”. She plays piano, keyboards, saxophone, autoharp, harmonica, percussion, but prefers to perform with her guitar. Find her performing every Tuesday evening this summer at Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio in Fenelon Falls.
Belinda gives back to her community regularly, an avid member of the Royal Canadian Legion, she was Branch 238 President from 2007-2016, along with other chairmanship roles. Belinda received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and Life Membership in 2013, and won several District and Provincial awards for “The Bugle”, a branch magazine published bi-monthly. Currently Belinda offers her time to the Fenelon Falls Santa Day Committee, the Kawartha Arts Festival Board and the Fenelon Agricultural Society as the Photography Exhibits chair at the Fenelon Fair.
Belinda says that one of her defining moments was being selected to represent Ontario as part of the 2013 Royal Canadian Legion Pilgrimage of Remembrance.; a two-week trip to Northern France and Belgium, visiting Canadian battle sites, memorials and cemeteries. Belinda has also been honored to travel across the province as guest speaker at Legion branches, conventions, youth groups, church groups, cadet corps and service clubs; from Sarnia to Lyndhurst, and over 50 points in between, sharing her experiences through pictures, words and original songs.
With her great knowledge of cottage country and her creative spirit, we couldn’t be more pleased to have Belinda on board. She brings with her an amazing list of experience, a contagious smile and a great sense of humor.
Connect with Belinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
705-341-5723 or 705-652-8777.
Photo Credit – Baddow Road Photography