Chief Executive Officer, International Peace Garden. Canada

Presentation: Connecting our Partners to the International Peace Garden Experience: Engaging local, regional & international partners in our Prairie Meeting Place

Garry Enns is Chief Executive Officer at the International Peace Garden. With the help of seven full time and a couple dozen seasonal staff, the Garden manages and maintains 25 acres of formal garden as well as a Conservatory nestled in 2,390 acres in the heart of the Turtle Mountains. Some 100,000 annuals are planted each spring to augment the thousands of perennials and shrubs that help illustrate for visitors to the Garden that peace is possible. The Conservatory is home to more than 6,000 cacti and succulents.

Garry worked as External Relations Manager for Parks Canada in the Territory of Nunavut prior to accepting the position of CEO at the International Peace Garden. During his time with Parks Canada, Garry coordinated the completion and official opening of the world’s most northerly Museum at Tanquery Fiord in Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island.

Prior to joining Parks Canada in 2009, Garry served as Regional Campus Manager for Assiniboine Community College in Russell; for Red River College in Steinbach; and for Winnipeg River Learning Centre in Pine Falls -Manitoba.

Garry also is the author of the award winning history of his home town – Gretna: Window on the Northwest. He is the Past-President and an active Board member of the Mennonite Literary Society which publishes the Quarterly “Rhubarb Magazine”.