About Us

Laurence E Rutt, President, Project New Hope CanadaPresident: Laurence (Larry) E Rutt (Master Warrant Officer retired) was raised in Springhill Nova Scotia and joined the Canadian Army on 21 June 1964 at 1 Personnel Depot Halifax Nova Scotia at the age of 16 as a Private Apprentice in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. His Father was a World War II Canadian Army Veteran, and his paternal Grandfather was a World War I Army Veteran. He is an active Legion member and is a current member of Branch 52 Stonewall Manitoba. Larry may be contacted at president@projectnewhopecanada.com. Read longer bio.

Carolyn A Adamko, Project New Hope CanadaVice President: Carolyn A Adamko has served on the board of Project New Hope Canada since 2013. Carolyn has worked with the Public Service within the Department of National Defence for 26 plus years in a variety of administrative assistant positions, retiring in November 2016. In her last position she was employed at 17 Wing Winnipeg in the Mental Health section of 23 Health Services Unit. Carolyn is a past Leader and founder of the Warren Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). In her spare time she loves to knit, curl, garden and take care of her grandchildren. Carolyn may be contacted at vicepresident@projectnewhopecanada.com.

Doug Mattila, Secretary, Project New Hope CanadaSecretary: Douglas M. Mattila (Major retired) was raised in northern British Columbia and joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 27 January 1970 at Vancouver BC as a Private (Air) Supply Technician. His Father was a World War II RCAF veteran, and his Great Grandfather a World War I Army veteran. He is an active Legion member and has served in positions for both the Northern Ontario/Manitoba Zone, and the local Legion. Doug may be contacted at secretary@projectnewhopecanada.com. Read longer bio.

Noreen Stone, Treasurer, Project New Hope CanadaTreasurer: Noreen Stone - I am a retired teacher who taught accounting for many years, and am the treasurer for Project New Hope Canada. I have three daughters, one is an aircraft mechanic with the Royal Canadian Air Force and I am thankful she returned from her deployment without too many obvious issues. Along with my husband, I was one of the founding members of Project New Hope Canada in 2009. Noreen may be contacted at treasurer@projectnewhopecanada.com. Read longer bio.

Director: Mrs. Tyra Master-Heinrichs. Tyra may be contacted at director1@projectnewhopecanada.com.

Donald A Adamko, Project New Hope CanadaDirector: Donald A Adamko has served on the board of Project New Hope Canada since 2013. Don retired from the Air Force in 2010 after 39 plus years of service with both the Regular Air Force and the Air Reserve. He is a high level umpire who has participated in numerous Canadian Softball Championships across the country. For a number of years he held the position of Umpire in Chief for the Interlake Area, helping organize tournaments and mentoring new umpires. Don has also been active in the Warren Curling Club filling positions of Mixed League Coordinator, Bar Manager and Stick League Coordinator. On the personal side he operates a small farming operation raising goats for market. Donald may be contacted at director2@projectnewhopecanada.com.

Jessie Lawson, Managing Director, Simcoe County of Ontario chapter, Project New Hope CanadaManaging Director Ontario: Jessie Lawson is a counselor and mediator and is the owner-operator of the lifestyle management business "Achieve your Potential". Jessie is a reiki teacher, has a BA in psychology with a specialization in sensory and emotional development and is an IBI therapist. She is also a dependant whose father served in the military for 32 years. She may be contacted at ontariorep@projectnewhopecanada.com.

Cpl Victoria StoneManaging Director Alberta: Miss Victoria Stone grew up in Gunton, MB the youngest of three daughters. She joined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Infantry regiment in 2000, where she remained until 2004. During that time she continued her studies, graduating from Teulon Collegiate in 2001 and Red River Community College Aviation program in 2003. In 2006 she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Aviation mechanic and is currently posted to Cold Lake, AB working as a Tutor and Griffon technician at AETE. She may be contacted at albertarep@projectnewhopecanada.com.

Ronald J Findlay, Member, Project New Hope CanadaMember: Ronald J Findlay has served on the Board of Directors from 2009 until 2016. Ronald retired after 29 years of service with the Canadian Forces and is a member of the Teulon and Area Lion's Club.



Pam Findlay, Member, Project New Hope CanadaMember: Pam Findlay has served on the Board of Directors from 2009 until 2016. Pam retired from full time nursing after 38 years. She completed her nursing and training in England and served in that capacity in Saudi Arabia and Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a State-certified midwife. Pam completed a full time nursing career as a home care nurse, with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in the fall of 2009. She is also a Certified Foot Care Nurse Technologist with 13 years of active business and is a member of the Canadian Association of Footcare Nurses, a member of the Canadian Association of Wound Care Nurses.

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