TCC Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 2pm Brucefield United Community Church Hall

Join us for our 2024 TCC Annual Meeting & Election of Directors
Pre-registration is required for Election of Directors Virtual Vote
24hr online secure vote begins at 4pm April 16th

Full details below

Board of Director Candidates


My name is Paul Middegaal, a lifelong Huron County resident and have served on the TCC board for 3 years now. I have been married for 38 years with two grown daughters. In 2017 I retired from Hydro One after 35 years as a regional line maintainer. I have also been cash crop farming since my early teens. During my career with Hydro One, I sat on numerous committees and was president/chair of the local snowmobile club for many years. These experiences, coupled with my experience so far on the TCC Board have built my excitement and willingness to continue my time as director. *with no other applications, this position has been acclaimed.


It is hard to believe that six years on the TCC board have gone by so fast. In those years, I have gained valuable insights into the ever-changing, fast-paced telecommunications industry, which I believe is a significant asset in continuing to serve as a Director with TCC. Additionally, as the owner of an agricultural business, I understand how important strong, reliable telecommunication services are to the rural/agricultural community. As many of you are aware, connectivity has become increasingly essential in all of our day-to-day lives, I firmly believe that everyone has the right to strong, reliable, and affordable internet access and will continue to stand up for that. I am very much looking forward to another three years, and your support for re-election would be greatly appreciated.


I arrived in Bayfield in 2008 after spending the first half of my life in Ottawa. I am an active volunteer in the community, spent 2 years on the Board of Directors of the Bayfield Ratepayers Association and have spent the last 8 years in various roles on the Board of Directors of the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (including Treasurer). I have also produced and directed events (specifically the Town Hall cabaret) to assist in funding the ongoing maintenance and support of the Bayfield Town Hall and, for the first time last year, coordinated the Christmas in Bayfield parade. I have over 35 years of experience in Information Technology in various positions including satellite control and data management systems, network architecture/instructor/courseware developer, program management, capture management (for large proposals between $1M and $250M) and am currently responsible for creation and delivery of all Canadian Federal government proposals. It is my belief that my experience in information technology and my commitment and engagement to the community fits well with the TCC values, experience and overall needs of the Board of Directors.

Annual Meeting Information:
Everything you need to know about TCC’s 2024 Annual Meeting

  • Annual Meeting: Wednesday April 17th, 2024   2pm   Brucefield Community United Church Hall
  • You do not need to be present at the meeting to vote in the Election of Directors

Election of Directions Information:
Everything you need to know about TCC’s 2024 Election of Directors

  • There are 2 vacancies this year on the TCC Board of Directors – one in BLUEWATER Region & one in CENTRAL/NORTH HURON/MORRIS-TURNBERRY Region.
  • Eligible candidates can be found on the Board of Director Candidates page above.
  • Pre-registration to vote opens Monday, April 1 and closes Tuesday, April 16th at 12:00pm. Pre-register to vote above.
  • A secure online ballot will be emailed to all those who pre-registered on April 16th at 4pm. Voting will remain open for 24 hours.
  • Once voting is closed & all votes are tallied members and candidates will be notified of results via email.
  • All TCC cooperative members are eligible to vote in all boundaries. [ie: even if you do not live in the Bluewater boundary, but are a member, you are eligible vote in this years election.]
  • ** Reminder // Each TCC member share counts as one vote. Each member share is eligible to vote for 1 director per boundary. Meaning, this year there is 1area boundary with an election – Bluewater – 1 representative from each household can cast 1 vote, in this race.