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Gord Hunter
110 Laurier Avenue West,
Ottawa Ontario, K1P 1J1
Phone:  (613) 580-2489
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Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale

Born in Montreal in 1946 and raised as part of a military family subject to frequent moves, Gord Hunter moved to Nepean in 1968 when he started his teaching career at Confederation High School. Gord has lived in the area (Manordale then Tanglewood) ever since.

Gord Hunter was on the staff at Confederation for 31 years, retiring when the school closed in 1999. He taught Physical Education and a variety of classes in the area of social studies and Co-Op education.

Pursuing a life long interest in politics Gord was elected a Nepean and Regional Councillor in 1980. Continuously reelected Gord became a separately elected Regional Councillor in 1994 and Councillor of the new City of Ottawa in 2000. Gord represents Knoxdale-Merivale Ward.

As Councillor, Gord was Chair of the Region's and City's, Planning and Development Committee from 1985 to 2003. He has experience serving on the Social Services Committee, Emergency and Protective Services Committee, and many boards as varied as the Children's Aid Society and Tourist and Convention Bureau. Gord also chaired the Peter D. Clark Centre Advisory Board when it was located in the ward. He currently serves on the Planning and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Audit, and Superannuation Fund committees. In addition, he sits on the Pine View Municipal Golf Club Board.

Gord is extremely active in amateur sports such as orienteering, triathlon, downhill and cross country skiing, rugby and golf. Gord has won many national and provincial titles in orienteering and is a three-time Ottawa ACT award winner for that sport. He is a member of Nepean's "Sports Wall of Fame", is in "Who's Who in Canadian Sport" and was a member of the Ottawa Sooners O.R.F.U. (football) Champions in 1970 and the Ottawa Indians Rugby Quebec Intermediate Champions in 1971.

In 1998 Gord won gold and silver medals in orienteering and a silver medal in golf (C class) at the Nike World Masters Games in Portland, Oregon.

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