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The Goderich Signal-Star - - Front Page - KATH­LEEN SMITH

Ea­ger for the op­por­tu­nity for re-elec­tion to rep­re­sent vot­ers on Goderich Town Coun­cil, Trevor Bazinet is pas­sion­ate about his com­mu­nity.

Com­plet­ing his first term as a coun­cil­lor, Bazinet states that he has learned so much in the past four years and would love to rep­re­sent the needs and wants of the com­mu­nity for a sec­ond term. In Goderich since 1976, Bazinet (43) grew up in a home where his par­ents pro­vided an un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of be­ing in­volved in the com­mu­nity, to try to make a dif­fer­ence. As an only child, Bazinet’s par­ents en­cour­aged him to play mul­ti­ple sports. He played mi­nor hockey and base­ball in Goderich, which has led to his pas­sion for en­hanc­ing the recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties for youth in town.

Bazinet con­sid­ers him­self a hard-work­ing man who has worked at lo­cal busi­nesses af­ter high school rang­ing from the salt mine and at Volvo. “Work­ing in my own com­mu­nity is very im­por­tant to me. I want to live here, work here and give back to my com­mu­nity,” ex­plains Bazinet. Bazinet has been em­ployed by Truly Nolen Pest Con­trol for the past six years, and has vol­un­teered for events in the com­mu­nity over the years. In­te­gral to or­ga­niz­ing a suc­cess­ful 3on3 hockey league that cur­rently has over 400 youth from all over Huron and Perth Coun­ties that come to play in Goderich, Bazinet is pas­sion­ate about mak­ing pos­i­tive changes for youth.

In ad­di­tion, Bazinet hon­ours a man who has passed away, and who had an im­pact on mi­nor base­ball in Goderich. He or­ga­nizes the Don John­ston Memo­rial Slo Pitch Tour­na­ment, which has been cel­e­brated for 14 years.

“Be­ing elected to the Town of Goderich Coun­cil has been an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for me,” says Bazinet.

“I set a plat­form in 2014 that was based on youth en­gage­ment, pro­mot­ing Goderich as a des­ti­na­tion and sup­port­ing our lo­cal busi­nesses, recre­ation and life­style.”

In his first month of be­ing on coun­cil, Bazinet was able to gain sup­port and com­mu­nity vol­un­teers to cre­ate the Goderich Out­door Rinks. Bazinet at­tributes his vi­sion as a coun­cil­lor as an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate some­thing for ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity to en­joy.

On the same thought, Bazinet claims the Goderich Recre­ation Park is the best project her has been in­volved in dur­ing his term as coun­cil­lor.

In ad­di­tion, he rec­og­nizes the hard work­ing team of vol­un­teers for the Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Com­mit­tee and the over­whelm­ing sup­port in way of dona­tions from lo­cal busi­nesses.

Bazinet adds, “The way our com­mu­nity has sup­ported the Goderich Recre­ation Park is truly amaz­ing. Just an­other rea­son why I am so proud to live in Goderich.” On top of be­ing a pas­sion­ate and ac­tive coun­cil­lor, Bazinet was also re­spon­si­ble with es­tab­lish­ing the first ever Goderich Youth Coun­cil. This has given the youth in the com­mu­nity a voice at the table, where they can plan and dis­cuss things they would like to work on. Apart from his ac­tive in­volve­ment on coun­cil and within the com­mu­nity, these past four years Bazinet has also sat on many com­mit­tees such as: BIA Board of Man­age­ment, YMCA Board of Man­age­ment, Qual­ity and As­sur­ance with the YMCA, Goderich Recre­ation Park Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Com­mit­tee, Goderich Recre­ation Park Fundrais­ing Sub Com­mit­tee, Water­front and Parks Li­ai­son and Coun­cil Li­ai­son for the Goderich Youth Coun­cil.

“I take my role as a Coun­cil­lor very se­ri­ously. I am very pas­sion­ate about Goderich and am not afraid to stand up for what I be­lieve in. I am grass roots in my ap­proach to pol­i­tics,” Bazinet says.

“I am not above do­ing the leg­work nec­es­sary and to get in­volved to get the job done. I also do not take ad­van­tage of vol­un­teers and give them credit where it’s due.”

If re-elected for a sec­ond term on Goderich Coun­cil, Bazinet’s vi­sion is to do what he has done in the past four years: stay en­gaged with the com­mu­nity, mar­ket the com­mu­nity and con­tinue to give youth the voice they so right­fully de­serve.

Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tions are on Mon­day, Oct. 22.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Can­di­date Trevor Bazinet is ea­ger for the op­por­tu­nity to serve on Goderich Coun­cil for a sec­ond term.

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