Weidenhoeft profile

I am a retired high school teacher and former Muskie athletic director. I grew up in Fort Frances, graduating from Fort High in 1967.
After attending university, I taught in Red Rock for eight years until an opening came up at Fort High in 1981, where I taught physical education until retiring in 2002.
My wife Linda and I have been married for 35 years and have two adult sons: Greg and wife, Jayleen, and Chris and wife, Nikki. Both sons and daughters-in-law live and work in the Fort area.
Besides my family and cabin, my passion is sport and fitness. I have coached high school and community teams in Fort Frances over the past 25 years and continue to referee football, volleyball, and basketball at Fort High.
I have just finished my first term on council and found it to be challenging, yet rewarding. There is a significant learning curve, given everything that goes on in the municipality, the region, and the province.
The knowledge and experience that I have acquired in the past three years will give me the opportunity to bring background and perspective to the table.
There are many issues still on our plate—from the clinic, international bridge, the mill, the Point Park, and the downtown core to the infrastructure, roads, and services—left over from our previous mandate.
I look forward to working towards a favourable resolution of these and any new challenges to ensure a strong future for Fort Frances.
When I sought the office of municipal councillor three years ago, I dedicated myself to doing the best job that I could do for the community. That remains my priority and my promise.
I bring energy, honesty, openness, and fairness to the position and look forward to serving the people of Fort Frances for four more years.