Family: Wife, Janice, daughters Amanda and Melissa, and grandson Logan.
Address: 434 Newlake Shore Rd., Port Dover
Occupation: Owner of Culligan Water Treatment on Lynden Road.
Community Involvement: Started the Rotary Club's Great Northern Ride and Motorcycle Ride for Lansdowne Children's Centre's Every Kid Counts program, worked with Rotary fundraisers, including The Rotary Dream Home, Lobsterfest, The Brantford Classic Run, past chairman of the Easter Seal campaign, volunteer for Brant United Way Air Show and the Great Community Treasure Hunt.
A couple of close calls with his infant children almost 30 years ago got Bob Caissie thinking about giving back to the community.
Bob and wife Janice's daughter, Amanda, was born in 1980 in North Bay. Forceps used during her birth caused hemorrhaging inside her skull and she was flown to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for emergency surgery.
Two years later, daughter Melissa was born three months premature, weighing less than two pounds. She remained in care for three months.
Although both girls recovered, Caissie says he never forgot the treatment his family received.
"That's kind of what this is all about," he says of his volunteer work. "I thought that if I could ever financially help kids in need and their families I would." To read the rest of the article: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1495577