Chippawa Creek Conservation Area



It is with both a sense of joy and sadness that we announce the retirement of our esteemed colleague, Rob Kuret. After 38 years of dedicated service and countless achievements, Rob has decided to embark on a new chapter of his life filled with well-deserved relaxation and personal pursuits. 

Throughout his tenure at the NPCA Rob has been an exceptional employee, leader, and mentor to many. His commitment to excellence and genuine care for his customers and colleagues have left an incredible mark on our organization. Rob's professionalism, expertise, and demeanor has made him a respected figure within our organization and to many of our important stakeholders, including seasonal campers, volunteers etc. 

Rob's contributions to the NPCA are countless. Rob has significantly influenced the success of numerous projects including washroom facilities, pavilions, and historical buildings to name a few. Rob is also our only Blacksmith on staff and has lead the operations of our historical buildings for the last 20 years.  Rob has also been an instrumental part of the Thanksgiving Festival, leading the grounds operations of the event for several years and has worked the festival for a record breaking 34 years!  

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Rob's personality and sense of humor have made him an absolute pleasure to work with. He has been the go-to person for advice, a source of motivation during tough times, and a steady presence that brightened our days. Rob's positive attitude and ability to uplift those around him have created a truly nurturing work environment. 

As we bid farewell to Rob, it is important to reflect on the positive impact he has had on each one of us. Let us remember the valuable lessons we have learned from his experiences and the mark he has left on our organization’s culture. We are grateful for his unwavering dedication and commitment, which have undoubtedly shaped our paths for the better. 

Please join us in extending our heartfelt gratitude to Rob for his immeasurable contributions to the NPCA. Thank you once again, Rob, for everything you have done. Your impact will continue to resonate within the NPCA for years to come.  We look forward to seeing you from time to time around the Blacksmith Shop!