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 including his Masters from McMaster University. He now works in the UK as an Optical/Photonics engineer. He’s also an avid dancer and setup a swing dancing school in Chester in the UK. On the side he 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 was 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 now operates her own company Director Of Operations of Leeson Building Transformations.  She owns 2 small cute dogs and loves renovating her own 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. However she works in the village at Big White and now owns her own company making very popular wooden signs called intothewild_creative

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 is presently at Lethbridge University  and in 2020 will complete her degree in this field. She was chosen to be featured at their 2018 convocation and this is the video they made  Convocate Profile – Marianne Leeson

Hamilton Spectator news article – read here


Marianne Leeson, – Check out her athlete page on Facebook