The Family Man:
Happily married with his wife Linda where they have been a growing family since 1990.
Peter and Linda have three
- Jessie born November 1985;
- Samantha (Sammy) born May 1992;
- Johnny born October 1995
And four Grand Children:
- Ariana born
- Leah born September 2004
- Mason born April 2008
- Tyler born March 2010
Living by the adage, "if you
want there to be a difference in the world, then sometimes you have to become that difference", Peter firmly stands by a core set
of values; honour, integrity, a solid word, honesty, compassion, and loyalty.
A lifetime Christian, the word of God and
faith are at the foundation of what Peter stands for. He's a committed family man who believe family values are being lost today
and takes pride in championing the need to reverse that trend. Often doing favours for others with the simple request to do
someone a favour in return, Peter believes strongly in the virtues of good behaviour attracting more good behaviour.
professed "agent of change", Peter believes that to go from being good to great one must always be rethinking themselves and their
environment - That it takes extraordinary actions to acheive extraordinary result. He sees life as a book each of us writes
and that the best books are those with a multitude of chapters all with their own trials, tribulations and excitement. Peter
is proud of the many chapters in his book of life where he has played an important role in creating progressive change and appreciates
the many others where he his character has been tested.
Peter's character can be summed up the best by the passage he has
chosen underneath his picture throughout this website that reads, "sometimes we sail with the wind and sometimes against it -
but sail we must".
The Outdoor Enthusiast & Northerner
Peter is a passionate northerner who celebrates the northern
way of life at every opportunity. He has been championing the growth and development of the North for years and is committed
to doing his part to organize and drive northern interests.
Peter loves the outdoors and all that nature has to offer.
Enjoying hunting, fishing, riding snowmobiles and ATV's, while appreciating both the risks and rewards of being outdoors in extreme
He lives on a hobby ranch in the country and loves the fact that he gets the best of both worlds this way.
He values amenities like:
frying fish right in the boat or on shore;
riding horses in the forest through the challenging terrain and
sitting on his deck with a tea and enjoying the sweet smell of dew and clean air;
sitting by a fire looking up at the
incredible stars, northern lights and the most vibrant and mysterious full moons.
Peter is a notoriously hard worker.
Between his consulting practice, his role as mayor, and living in the country on his horse farm, Peter routinely goes well over 100
hours per week. After that he volunteers his time to the community where he can.
It is common place to see Peter in his
suit and tie operating a backhoe between meetings, or in his dress pants with a construction workers belt on building on his property,
or attending a formal function while in the very next hour, dressed in work clothes and cooking on the beach for another function.
given a project or responsibility, Peter routinely sacrifices to commit the time needed to get the best result or outcome. He
is proud and determined to meet the expectations of that pride.
Being raised by immigrants who worked hard to get by every day,
he's learned that being independent and self reliant is a virtue in life. These are values Peter tries to instill in his family
and values by which he tries to lead by example.
The Second Generation Immigrant
Born to Greek immigrants, Peter's is a
first generation Greek Canadian. His parents lineage can be seen in Peter's personality and character. His mother is an
Athenian known for their philosophical traits, while his father is a Spartan known for their unparalleled bravery and fighting traits.
Those who know Peter best say he is a mix of both his Parents. Philosophical with a fighting spirit. He is also a Gemini
so the split personality seems to be a dominant theme.
Peter is extremely proud of his Greek heritage and has taken an affinity
to Greek history. When he and his brothers get together, some say it's like watching a greek history lesson, but in the likes
of Plato, Soccaratise and Aristotle in that famous platonic way - with a lot of passionate yelling, all while passing each other the
"keftethes" (hors d'oeuvres).
In the famous battle of Thermopylae when King Xerxes and his one million Persian soldiers yelled
to King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan soldiers, "lay down your weapons and live", King Leonidas replied in ancient Greek in defiance
of the staggering odds as only a Spartan could with, "Malon Labe" - translated, "if you want them, come and get them!".