Orma Bleeks was employed in hospitals and in the community working with people with long term mental illness, substance abuse and acquired brain injury for 40 years in the GTA. She came to Niagara one snowy April day in 2000 looking for a safe, sandy beach for her grandchildren and fell in love with Crystal Beach. She moved to her cottage year round in 2007 and has enjoyed her retirement ever since, especially as a beach bum.
Jane Seaborne-Davies was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1973. She worked in the School Bus industry for 37 years and held the rank of Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces reserves. She retired and moved to Crystal Beach in 2016 and was recruited by Orma Bleeks for the position of ACB Secretary.
As the Director of Fundraising for ACB, Mandy Jakic applies a background in writing, teaching boisterous English language learners overseas and, most recently, the launch of a Fort Erie-based business. Mandy is especially excited about writing ACB’s first book detailing unique, intriguing, or just plain off-beat homes and buildings in our neck of the woods. You’d be surprised what secrets and mysteries lie uncovered in Crystal Beach.