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Our Story

Earl, Sierra and Kendra Stanley

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane FarmTM is a treasured family-owned working farm.

Since we opened the doors in 1993, an abundance of love, devotion and hard work from three generations of Stanley’s have gone into the farm.

Earl Stanley, his daughters & nieces, his siblings Ron, Kathy and Karen & Erik, and parents all help out to make sure your visit to our farm is one to remember!

Over the years a great number of extended family, friends and neighbours have also helped from gathering sap to baking cookies.

Stanley’s wouldn’t be Stanley’s without the love, dedication, hard work (and the occasional hug), and inspiration of the late Joy Stanley.
We miss you so much.

Located just minutes from downtown Ottawa, Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm™ has quickly become the National Capital Region’s premier reception destination for your Wedding, Company Retreat, or other group function.

Earl and Ron Stanley
Earl and Ron Stanley

Our Team

Earl Stanley

Earl Stanley

Owner/Visionary

Earl and his brother Ron have been running the farm since 1993, when they purchased the land from the Loney Family. Having helped the previous owner, Earl was eager to maintain farm operations while also pushing the land to reach its full potential. Because of his deep love for the farm, Earl and his late wife Joy decided it was the perfect place to host their wedding. Thrilled with the results, they decided to continue to create a beautiful location and reception spaces for other couples to enjoy, just as they did. With the help of their daughters, Lyndsay, Sierra and Kendra, family, and many friends, Earl continues to run Stanley’s as a 250-acre working farm and thriving event space. Despite Joy’s passing in 2014, Earl continues to carry on their mission: educating visitors, entertaining guests and clients, and serving fresh and quality product at the farm. His imagination, spirit, and dedicated work ethic keep the dream that he and Joy shared at the forefront of all daily operations.

Jenna Stokes

Jenna Stokes WPICC

Wedding & Events Manager

Jenna joined the Stanley’s team in 2013, bringing with her a passion for helping clients create memories that last forever. A Certified Wedding Planner and graduate of Algonquin College’s Event Management program, Jenna’s professional experience and warm and friendly disposition make the event planning process simple and comfortable. Jenna takes our couples through the wedding planning process, from the initial consultation to the day of the event. Her keen eye for detail will help you build your dream day, from tasteful décor, to clever floor plans, to mouth-watering menus, offering professional advice and guidance when needed. Her commitment to meeting our couples’ needs makes sitting down for a meeting and coordinating all aspects of your event truly relaxing and enjoyable.

Kathy Gutscher driving away in 4-wheeler

Kathy Gutscher

Operations and Office Manager

Kathy joined the family business on a temporary basis in 2005 to lend her brother Earl a hand. Many years later, Kathy is still an essential member of the team as she continues to manage the office and help around the farm. Throughout the year, Kathy works with couples to help arrange transportation and bar services for events, while also devoting time to the gift shop, garden, and farm animals. When Kathy has spare time, she can be found bottling the maple syrup made from our sugar bush or taking photos around the farm.

Scott Hurrell

Scott Hurrell

Executive Chef

Graduating with Distinction from the Culinary Management program at St. Lawrence College, Scott has been cooking and creating new meals since 2011. Before joining the Stanley`s team in 2018, Scott had the opportunity to work at Walt Disney World, which instilled a passion for providing the ultimate guest experience. While effectively executing events for 250 guests and sugar bush buffets for 1500 guests, Scott enjoys creating new menu items for events and our weekly take home meals. Scott also creates the delicious dressings, sauces and mouth-watering baked goods found in the Stanley’s gift shop.

Calvin Delaney

Calvin Delaney

Chef

Calvin found his passion for cooking in 1997 and hasn`t looked back since. His wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity allows him to create delicious foods and elevate every dish. With his attention to detail, Calvin ensures that every meal is prepared to the highest standard. Along with his work as a chef, Calvin helps prepare and create delicious food for our sugar bush season, events, weekly take home meals, and much more. Together, Scott and Calvin create a kitchen with a welcoming atmosphere, making food that is second to none.

Courtney Heeney

Courtney Heeney

Social Media

Courtney began working at Stanley’s in 2013 as a server, but her versatility led her to take on greater levels of responsibility. She has kept up the farm’s grounds, cared for the barn, managed animal care, supervised events, and even driven sleighs and wagons. Courtney now runs all of our Social Media platforms, where her love for the farm, the animals, and our events shines through as she tells our stories. She keeps the public updated on the daily events and activities at the farm and directs any questions our guests and future clients may have.

Jade Brooks

Jade Brooks

Event Production Coordinator

Joining us in 2019, Jade`s passion, can-do personality, and vast knowledge of the industry make her an asset to the Stanley’s team. She has a positive attitude and intense work ethic that make her the perfect person to lead the set up crew for every event. A graduate of Algonquin College’s Hospitality Management program with years of wedding and event planning experience, Jade is a knowledgeable resource around the farm. Newly engaged, Jade is excited to host her wedding at Stanley’s in 2020 and make her special day come to life!

Katie Frigon

Katie Frigon

Event Admin and Décor Assistant

Katie began her working career at Stanley’s in 2016 as a member of our serving staff. She has learned every aspect of what goes into creating the perfect event, and has worked in many areas around the farm including as a supervisor, sugar bush season hostess, and set up crew. Katie now assists Jenna with office work and décor. Currently attending Algonquin College’s Hospitality Management program, Katie plans to bring her new found knowledge and love of events to us in a full-time capacity when her school year is over. For now, Katie works on weekends and assists Jenna in office operations.

Jordan “Jordy” Wilson

Jordan “Jordy” Wilson

Farm & Facilities Manager

Jordy’s first job with Stanley’s was in 2006, and since then he has continued to be an asset throughout the year. Jordy’s wealth of knowledge in the trades, spanning automotive, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing, make him the perfect fit to maintain the farm. On top of upkeep and managing all three venues/facilities, Jordy helps support the working farm, maintaining our herd of beef cattle, horses, and all equipment.

Ron Stanley

Cattle Operation & Coachman

Ron worked with Earl to purchase the farm in 1993, where he eventually came on to help manage agricultural operations. Ron’s knowledge of agriculture has helped us expand our herd size, produce high quality beef for sale, and maintain successful farm operations. You can often find Ron feeding the farm animals, stealing sugar bush taffy, serving as a coachman for weddings, sleigh rides and wagon rides or with his 3 daughters, Shelby, Georgia and May working with their 4-H calves.