Trevor and Jodi Dick are the 2nd generation owners of Bolton Lake Lodge. Trevor’s father Brian Dick bought Bolton Lake Lodge in 1988 as a project for the Manitoba Government. His job was to sell the lodge as it owed money to the Province, but there was a lot of dispute over who he could sell the lodge to. In the end, Brian bought Bolton Lake and his plan was to give it a quick overhaul and sell it to whomever he wanted for a quick profit. Brian quickly learned that Bolton Lake was a special place with unlimited potential for expansion and improvements. All of Brian’s kids worked at the lodge in one capacity or another over time as it became the family business.
Major projects began right away with rebuilding the lodge, building a runway, building outpost camps on Joint and Kitchi Lakes, buying Aswapiswanan Lake outpost and building the clientele from virtually zero to an average of about 500 guests per season.
In the year 2000, Trevor and his father bought Elk Island Lodge on God’s Lake as they were expanding rapidly. Brian managed Elk Island Lodge while Trevor and Jodi remained at Bolton Lake to continue to run Bolton Lodge and the outpost camps. In 2001, Trevor began to build a new kitchen, dining room, office and laundry building and a new 8 person cabin at the new site near the runway. In the early winter of 2002 Trevor moved the rest of the camp from a peninsula in the southeast corner of the lake, across the ice to the runway area. All the work to the new lodge and cabins was complete before the first guests arrived in 2002.
In 2006 Trevor and Jodi traded in their shares of Elk Island Lodge and took out a loan to purchase the remaining shares of Bolton Lake Lodge becoming the sole owners and operators of Bolton Lake Lodge.
In 1997 Trevor attained his Batchelor of Commerce, Honors degree from the University of Manitoba while he spent his summers guiding at Bolton Lake. After college, Trevor began his private pilot training and began flying for the outpost camps in 1998. In 2009, he completed his commercial license in order to be able to sub in if the full time float pilot cannot fly for any number of reasons.
Jodi completed her Batchelor of Environmental Sciences degree at the University of Manitoba in 1996. Trevor and Jodi met at Bolton Lake in 1995 while Jodi worked as a waitress and Trevor was guiding. Jodi has taken many book keeping and accounting courses and spends most of her time taking care of all the paperwork for the guests and keeping the kitchen, ordering and flights organized at the lodge during the season.
Trevor and Jodi were married in 1998 and have a daughter, Jordan who was born in the summer of 2006. They both love to travel and have taken Jordan to Mexico, Phoenix, Vancouver and Orlando to Disney World to see all her favorite Disney Princesses. The whole family enjoy spending the summers together at the lodge taking care of the guests and having fun with the staff. Jordan loves to be outside, waiting for the planes to come to bring her donuts, fishing, going for picnics and swimming when the water gets warm enough. Trevor and Jodi both love to get out and enjoy a nice shore lunch with guests and to welcome guests back to the lodge at the end of the day to hear about their fishing stories from the day.
Although the time they spend with the guests is limited to a bit of time before and after dinner as most guests spend most of their waking hours out on the lake fishing, Trevor and Jodi truly look forward to chatting with their guests and catching up with them.
In the off season, Trevor plays on two indoor soccer teams, loves to hunt for ducks, geese and whitetail deer and he likes to get out ice fishing whenever he can. Jodi enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends and family and takes Jordan to dance, gym, swimming, music and any other class she can find for Jordan. They all enjoy getting outside for tobogganing, snowmobile rides and they’re soon going to teach Jordan how to skate!
As the snow begins to melt at the end of every winter and the spring approaches, Trevor and Jodi anxiously wait to head to Bolton Lake for the summer season. Bolton Lake has always been a very special place to them and they truly love the opportunity to share Bolton Lake with all their guests.