Cardinal Coach Tours

Our Team

Cardinal Coach Tours is a small, locally-owned business based in Lindsay, Ontario. Our team members are dedicated to doing their best to make your travel experience highly enjoyable and worry free! Below is a little information about our team, in a nutshell.

Sheila Kemp

Sheila purchased both Lakeshore Tours & Travel and Cardinal Coach Tours in April of 2019. Sheila is the owner of the Kemp Travel Group which is a privately owned and operated full-service travel agency with over 35 years of experience offering professional, world-wide travel experiences! Sheila brings over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, with several other offices in Clarington & the Durham Region specializing in leisure travel, destination weddings, honeymoons, group travel and corporate meetings & incentives. Sheila began her career in the bus tour business so she is excited to return to her roots.

Eric Forrest 
Office Manager

Eric joined the Cardinal Coach and Lakeshore Tours team in early 2019! He brings years of experience from the travel industry and works to provide the same great tours and service that our customers have come to expect. For any business inquiries or if you require any assistance with planning a tour or have any tour suggestions, please send him an email!

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Jim Knight
Part-Time Tour Manager

Now semi-retired, Jim works at Cardinal Coach Tours a part time basis helping to plan and escort many of the amazing tours you know and love! After a long career in the travel industry he is enjoying some well-deserved time with his many grand-children! You can still expect him to see him around the office and on the tour bus from time to time!

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Beverly Knight
Part-Time Tour Manager

Bev brings many years of experience as well as strong communication and organizational skills to the Lindsay office, as well as her knowledge of the travel and tour industry. She continues to create the tours that bring not only value to our clients but satisfying and memorable experiences.

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Susan Young
Tour Consultant/Travel Agent

Susan brings a wealth of knowledge and travel experience to the Cardinal Coach Tours team with 30+ years in the travel industry. She is the first full-service travel agent in the Cardinal office. Her passion is helping her clients find the perfect vacation to make their travel dreams come true. She has travelled extensively throughout the world and specializes in Family vacations, Coach tours, Honeymoons, Disney Vacations, European River Cruising and Rocky Mountaineer. Contact Susan for any of your travel needs!

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Lynne Downey
Tour Consultant

Lynne is a long time resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes. She had a career in travel as a counsellor at the Bay Travel in Toronto and then became Travel Manager with American Express Travel. Recently she has taught both business and travel at a career college. With her travel knowledge and experience she is looking forward to assisting you with all your inquiries and reservations here in the Cardinal office.

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Judy Silverthorn

Tour Director

Judy is a retired government employee who loves to travel and rediscover places of the past. She entertains travellers with amazing stories and jokes. Judy's shopping strategies makes her the perfect tour guide for our popular shopping tours. Judy looks forward to meeting you and sharing travel experiences.

Don Parson

Tour Director

Don has joined us at Cardinal with much experience travelling the country, not as a passenger, but as a coach driver. Many of you will recognize him when he drove for Coach Canada as well as Foley Bus Lines. He retired from driving but realized he was not meant to retire from travelling. We welcome Don to our team, and he looks forward to seeing familiar faces on his tours.