Hello! And welcome.
We are Ray and Donna and we are proud parents of two grown boys Simon and Adam. With us is Buddy, our fun-loving family dog. We also have Camper, our resident camp cat (Manx).
Prior to owning Marten River Lodge, we have lived in different parts of Canada including BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec and are proud to say we have friends and family all across this beautiful country. We both worked in the broadcasting industry for many years – Ray in marketing, production and sales – and Donna in finance. Individually, we have also worked in real estate, advertising, technology and non-profit volunteer service industries. One of the benefits of our collective work experiences is the countless opportunities we’ve had to engage with people in the many communities we served. As we grew through many new life and career experiences together, two things remained constant – our love of people and our passion for the outdoors.Ray and Donna Sapiano
Both of us are avid anglers. Before the kids came into our lives, our personal record together was 14 hours straight on the water!! More than two decades ago, Ray visited a fishing camp and fell in love with the notion of one day owning a lodge. Over the years, the dream became a pursuit and after more than 30 years working in the corporate world and raising our family, we decided it was time for a change; a change that would allow us the opportunity to combine our respective talents, common passion and a lifestyle that embodies both.
Life is an adventure and while many people talk about their dreams, few muster the courage to pursue them. Sometimes life makes the decision for you. Someone once said “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Well, we dared to dream big and today, we are proud to have taken up the reigns at Marten River Lodge and to carry on the long history and tradition of outstanding customer service, exceptional fishing and memorable Northern Ontario wilderness vacation experiences.
We are truly grateful for this gift and opportunity. We look forward to forging many new relationships both within our new Temagami community and with the many valued guests, friends and patrons of this time-honoured, premier northern Ontario resort.
We look forward to the privilege of serving you and to your joining us soon for a memorable visit and the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure!
Ray and Donna