Benn Fisher is a 19 year old student, employed by Parks Canada at the Sault Ste. Marie National Historic Site since 2016. Benn will begin his post-secondary education in the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario this September. In addition to working at the Canal, Benn has just returned from an 11 month Rotary Youth Exchange to Harare, Zimbabwe and participated in Rotary International service projects in various places in the Southern African region. He is a former Student Trustee of the Algoma District School Board as well as a former Vice-Chair of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council of Sault Ste. Marie.
Benn is a passionate musician and plays seven instruments, including the bagpipes which he learned from his six years as a Royal Canadian Air Cadet with the local 155 Squadron. In 2017 he was awarded the Great Lakes Honda Community Driven Award, as well as a Paul Harris Fellow for service from the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie North. He is passionate about youth empowerment, volunteerism and building a sustainable environment. In his free time, Benn enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with his friends around a campfire. He encourages all Canadians to take in, the over 450,000km2 of memories to be made at Parks Canada places from coast, to coast, to coast.