Board Of Directors
Kristine Kane, Chair- Volunteers, Sponsorship & Grants:
Kristine Kane joined the Board of Directors in 2010 bringing many years of performance and touring experience to the team. Ms. Kane is a member of the Mississauga based band Loco Zydeco and has travelled throughout Canada and the United States performing at a variety of music Festivals. Ms. Kane graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mass media and journalism. Her professional background as a business partner for 35 years with Ideal Personnel, a local placement agency, enhances the Board’s Human Resources experience for staffing and volunteers. Ms. Kane took over grant writing & sponsorship in 2015 and has been successful in securing funding for the Festival.
Ron Duquette, Past Chair: Logistics Liaison, Grants:
Ron Duquette is a retired corporate filmmaker. He has been actively involved in the Mississauga community for over forty years. Mr. Duquette was a member of the Mayor’s Gala organizing committee for twenty-two years and is a recipient of the Mississauga Citizen of the Year award and a Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow. He has served on a variety of Boards and Committees over the years including the Living Arts Centre, The Mississauga International Children’s Festival, Interim Place, Community Living Mississauga and the Mississauga Celebration Square Events Committee. Most recently, he founded Legends Row, Mississauga’s walk of fame and is President of that organization.
Sandy Smale, Vice Chair:
Sandy has lived and worked in Port Credit for over 40 years and has always been an active community member. She is a strong believer in giving back to your community and has followed that path. She was the Community Relationships Developer for Lakeshore Corridor Community Team, a Director on the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, sits on the Lakeshore EDA Board and a long-standing team member of the Canada Paint the Town Red Committee. Her passion and commitment to Southside Shuffle are long-standing. She has been dedicated to the Southside Shuffle for 19 years as a Team Leader before joining the Board in 2013.
Jeff McPhee, Director of Security and Treasurer:
Jeff McPhee is the owner of a local business and accounting services firm and is actively involved in the Port Credit community. Mr. McPhee has been a board member of the Port Credit BIA and sits on the Boards of the Canada Day celebrations and the “Twas the Bite Before Christmas” activities in the community. A former Chair of the Southside Shuffle, Mr. McPhee’s extensive accounting and business services experience and up to date accounting software knowledge has improved our accounting structure, streamlined our financial reporting and assisted in upgrading our bookkeeper’s skills and responsibilities.
Jeff Jones, Director - Graphics, Design and Communications:
Jeff is an award-winning graphic designer who has been involved with the Southside Shuffle for over 15 years. His knowledge of print media and marketing helps us keep the Shuffle front and centre with our large target audience
Mary Miskic- Director- Board Secretary, Website Administrator, Survey Team Lead:
Mary not only lives in Mississauga, she LOVES Mississauga like no other Canadian city she’s lived in. Mary worked for Imperial Oil for 21 years in varying levels of responsibility generally in the financial sector leaving in 2004 as financial analyst within Rail Transportation. She has worked for a union in the film industry as a Benefits Coordinator since 2005.
Mary’s awakening to the importance of giving back led to volunteering in many of the Port Credit events and festivals. Her keen interest in developing her community involvement, as well as a varied administrative and business skills background are an asset to the organization and record keeping of the Southside Shuffle Board of Directors.
Chuck Jackson, Founder, Artistic Director - Part Time Staff:
Chuck’s passion and commitment to music and the community keeps him actively devoted to the Southside Shuffle and its sustainability. A musical performer for over 45 years and lead singer of Canada’s famed Downchild Blues Band, Chuck has numerous contacts and partnerships in the music industry, providing the festival with performer avenues otherwise not available. His reputation and respect from both the community and the musicians we employ is a key element to the festival’s success. Chuck is a Juno and Maple Blues Award winner and has been recognized for his contribution to music and the community as a member of both Mississauga Legends Row and the Music Walk of Fame.
Corinne Jardin, Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper :
A long- time friend of Chuck Jackson, Corinne has been a part of the festival for most of its existence. Retired from the banking industry, Corinne is responsible for assisting with bookkeeping duties as required, artists’ accommodations and numerous other logistical requirements. Her history with the festival provides a solid foundation from which we work.
Beatrice Moreira-Laidlow, Vendor Coordinator:
Beatrice has been with the Port Credit BIA for 18 years and is currently Operations Manager. In her role she wears many hats; overseeing operations of the office, holding the Beautification portfolio, assisting and consulting with all events and providing resources, knowledge and experience. She also liaises between events, the City of Mississauga and the BIA. Beatrice created a template to manage the placement of vendors for outdoor events, and is constantly sought out by other BIAs and event producers for advice and plays a big role in building relationships in the Port Credit community.
Greg Butrey- Media Relations- Transportation Coordinator:
Greg has been a professional driver for ICS Courier for over 20 years. He has been the Judo Ontario media director since 1996, coordinating television and newspaper coverage for major Judo tournaments across the province including 5 Canadian Championships. He drove negotiations with a major hotel chain for a contract for out-of-town competitors’ housing during major tournaments. He was part of the Judo Ontario/Judo Canada volunteer team for the 2015 Pan Am Games as well as the World Masters coordinating 1,200 competitors from 58 countries.
Deb Corpe - Kin Club & Bar Team Leader:
Deb has been involved with the Southside Shuffle since 2005 initially volunteering at one beer tent but now has the responsibility of running all the bars for the Festival. She recruits, organizes and schedules over 60 volunteers for approximately 240 shifts throughout the course of the weekend, along with ensuring the bars are well stocked at all times. She is also a member of KIN Canada, the only all Canadian Service Club and has been since 2003. The motto of KIN is “Serving your community’s greatest need” and she does this enthusiastically and diligently. She has held many roles within KIN, but the role she is most proud of was her appointment to District Service Director with the primary goal of helping the membership across the District to raise money for research for Cystic Fibrosis Canada (KIN Canada Partner). Her background is in accounting and finance, starting her career at a major Canadian Bank for 11 years and for the past few years in the Construction industry doing credit and collections. She is a lifelong resident of Mississauga and strongly believes in “giving back” as well as “paying it forward”.
Dave Voyce - Street Shuffle Coordinator:
Dave, along with friends Chuck Jackson and John Krush, launched the inaugural Southside Shuffle in 1999.
A successful business professional, Dave has worn many hats over his 20 years with the festival, including logistics, licensing, accounting, sponsorship and grant writing, along with developing collaborative relationships with the City.
For the past number of years he has been responsible for the planning and operations of the highly popular street shuffle and was asked to re-join the festival advisory committee in 2019.
In addition to Dave’s work with the Southside Shuffle, his community involvement includes the Canada Day and In Situ Arts Festival advisory committees as well as numerous local fundraisers.
Ted Dziedzic- Special Events Assistant Coordinator:
Ted recently joined the Southside Shuffle as a volunteer in 2017 and 2018 as part of the shuttle van team responsible for driving artists to and from the Festival and is the newest member of the advisory board joining in 2019. Ted has over 30 years of management experience in the computer industry providing focus and drive in maintenance support services for Canada’s largest banks. His other volunteer experience was with the Toronto Pan Am Games in 2015. Ted is a dedicated, hard-working, organized team player with a positive attitude. A strong multi-tasker who gets things done in an efficient and timely manner Ted brings his strong team leadership and interpersonal skills to the Advisory Board. On a personal side Ted works in Mississauga and has lived in Mississauga for many years. Ted enjoys playing squash, travelling, growing his own vegetables / spices and most recently volunteering.
Michael Gray - Set-up/Takedown Logistics
Michael is a lifelong resident of Mississauga and currently lives and works in Port Credit. Michael has joined the board in a an advisory roll after over a decade of volunteering at the event. Michael brings a variety of work experience to the board including retail management, advertising & marketing and a time spent working in the night club industry. Michael currently works with his wife as a Realtor with offices in Port Credit and Clarkson servicing all of south Mississauga. Michael enjoys time outdoors with his family, cycling, hiking, and is also a licensed pilot. Michael is always looking for ways to give back to the community and is a regular donor to a local women’s shelter helping women and children fleeing abusive households.