The Lake of the Woods Control Board shares news of the passing of Rick Walden on July 16, 2022.
Rick served as Executive Engineer of the Board’s Secretariat from its creation in 1981 until his retirement in 2011. Rick’s dedication was beyond measure, managing the operations of the Board with a keen eye for detail and an unfailing commitment to engineering excellence. In addition to advancing the technical capabilities of the LWCB, he was instrumental in the modernization of the Board’s information and public outreach, including the development of the LWCB.ca website and the data products that are used by so many today.
Rick also served as Alternate Federal Member to the Board for sixteen years and made many important contributions as a long-serving Canadian Engineering Advisor to the International Joint Commission’s International Rainy Lake Board of Control.
Having developed close ties with many in the basin during his three decades of service, Rick will be fondly remembered.