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BIOGRAPHY

  • Tim Rigby is a fifth generation St. Catharines resident
  • Tim is married to Gini Newman; their three children and ten grandchildren were all born, raised and are residing in the city
  • Tim spent his working life in St. Catharines and area companies, from Anthes Imperial to owning and operating his own insurance business for more than 27 years in downtown St. Catharines
  • He has been active in Jaycees, Gyro Club, Rotary Club of St. Catharines. Has been or presently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross Society, the Ontario Insurance Brokers Association, the District Arts Council, and the Niagara Symphony.
  • Part of the Team that won the 2021 Canada Games Bid for Niagara, and is active in developing plans for the New Training Centre on Henley Island.
  • Tim is an active member of: Gyro, St. George's Church, and Dean's Advisory Council at Brock University
  • Tim has been president of Rowing Canada and co-chaired the 1999 World Rowing Championships. He was inducted into the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame
  • He was a member of the team that established St. Catharines Jaycees Park in Port Dalhousie
  • He was recognized as St. Catharines' Outstanding Young Person of the Year in 1970 and was awarded a Canada 125 Medal in1995. He was twice made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of St. Catharines, and in 2003 he received a Queen's Jubilee Medal. He received FISA Rowing's medal of honour and Rowing Canada's medal of honour.
  • Co-Chair of the Pan-American Games Rowing - instrumental in being part of the golden horseshoe bid and the success of landing two venues for Niagara
  • Mayor of St. Catharines, 1997-2006. As mayor he was successful in building the new market square and the Seymour Hanna Sport & Entertainment Complex, instituting two-way traffic, rehabilitating Jaycee Park, improving water and sewer systems, was instrumental in working with the province for the new NHS hospital in St. Catharines, and planted the seed to construct the Marilyn I. Walker School or Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines.