About Us

Profile photo Lin and Steve

Steve and Lin

Lin and Steve emigrated from the UK in 1980 to live in Canada. Steve completed 30 years with the City of Toronto Fire Department as a firefighter and captain and in  January 2014 retired. Lin worked hard at home bringing up 4 children, (one son and 3 daughters) all who have since left home and have started their own lives.

This website was setup by our son, Nicholas, who is our eldest. He has two degrees in Engineering Physics from McMaster University. He now works in the UK as an Optical/Photonics engineer. He’s also an avid swing dancer and setup a swing dancing school in Chester in the UK. On the side sets up websites for small businesses, like this one using WordPress, which is an easy-to-use (and easy-to-change) content management system. If you’re interested is something similar, please get in contact with him for a quote. His email address is nicholasleeson@yahoo.com and you can check out his personal site at www.nicholasleeson.com.

Joanne also qualified as an engineer at Guelph University and is working in Ontario for the Region of Waterloo. She is a senior project manager (Facility design and construction) and recently completed (2013) a Police Station for the region. She owns 2 small cute dogs and loves renovating her home.

Kerri is married to Jonnie and are proud parents to our lovely grand daughters Jaya and Isla. They met whilst working on the ski slopes at Big White in British Columbia. They currently live at Big White. Jonnie is taking a carpentry apprenticeship and working within the trade for the ski resort. Kerri is a stay at home mum looking after Jaya. and Isla and their dog Thurso.

Our youngest daughter Marianne,  has been very successful in her snowboarding racing career and in 2014 attended the Sochi winter Olympics as an athlete representing the Canadian National Snowboard Team. She had her career best result at the Olympics finishing in the highest position ever for a Canadian female in the parallel events by placing 5th. We are very proud to say we helped her to achieve this by starting our B&B business,   to help her fund her dream. Many of our guests from around the world tuned in to the Olympics and watched Marianne compete as by staying with us at the B&B they helped as well. Thankyou to all. She has since retired from the sport and has completed her diploma at Lethbridge college studying to be a Gerontologist and Recreational therapist. She will be moving on to University to complete her degree in this field

Hamilton Spectator news article – read here


Marianne Leeson, – Check out her athlete page on Facebook