George Hartsgrove is a retired single gay male, originally from Brantford ON, who spent most of his career in Ottawa. Soon after arriving in Ottawa to work at Carleton University, George began to volunteer for several LGBTQ organizations, which quickly became a passion during his life. In 1986 George took a bold leap and bought a large house on Frank Street to set up a Bed and Breakfast while continuing to work in the research community at the University of Ottawa. In 1993, George was asked to come work for the fledgling LGBTQ newspaper, Capital Xtra as advertising sales manager. In 2007, George decided to slow down by leaving the B&B business to become a Mortgage Agent until early 2017 when he retired. A tireless community activist, he continues to participate in numerous volunteer endeavours and is very active with the Ottawa Senior Pride network. In his spare time, George is a motorcycle enthusiast.