- Campbell River resident since 2006
- Retired from Ministry of Forests in 2021
- Campbell River and District Food Bank volunteer since 2009, board member since 2015.
- Retired lumber broker
- Society of St. Vincent De Paul volunteer - 16 years, President for 7 years of Campbell River Conference and Executive Officer on Council; Voting member of Vancouver Island Particular Council
- Campbell River and District Food Bank volunteer - 8 years, board member from 2016 - present and Vice President for 2021- present.
- MY JOURNEY OF HELP AND HOPE WITH THE CAMPBELL RIVER FOOD BANK
As a lumber sales manager and trader for more than 4 decades, I feel that my experience in working over the phone and in person with clients locally and globally, brings to the board of directors’ valuable business and people skills.
I was born and raised in our beautiful town of Campbell River. After graduating high school I attended the University of Victoria where I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Economics and then worked towards obtaining my CA designation, which I completed in 2006. I returned to Campbell River in 2009 where I continued to work in public practice as a manager of a great local firm. In late 2021 I left public practice in order to be more involved in our family business and spend more time with our three kids.
I have been on the Board of the Campbell River & District Food Bank since 2016 and as Treasurer since 2017. I am honoured to be part of such a wonderful organization and am looking forward to seeing what the future holds!
- Volunteer and trustee at Campbell River Food Banks since 2019
- I have lived in Campbell River for fifty years.
- I grew up in Ladysmith BC and graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Victoria as a Registered Nurse in 1970. I worked as a nurse in Ladysmith, Kelowna, and Campbell River. From 1980 until 1996 I owned and operated a small children’s’ wear store.
- My volunteer board experiences include Campbell River and District Adult Day Care, Campbell River Figure Skating Club, a small loans committee for Community Futures. I am a member of our local Grandmothers to Grandmothers group, affiliated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, supporting grandmothers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Married for 49 years to husband Johnny who passed in 2016. We have two daughters and four grandchildren.
- Retired miner - worked for Noranda Mines in BC and Ontario for 34 years
- Volunteer at Campbell River and District Food Bank for 20+ years and board member.
- Bishop Hill Council #5468
- Volunteer with Knights of Columbus Hamper Fund for 19 years
- Volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul for 18 years.
John was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and due to unrest between north and south, the family decided to move back to Southern Ireland when he was five. He is the eldest of 10 children. He attended the Friary National School and Dundalk Technical School. Jobs were scarce in Ireland, after spending time in England working at Triang Toys, John returned to work in Ireland in 1967, and then decided to immigrate to Canada. Where he worked for Noranda Mines Ltd. And went to work at Boss Mountain Mine. He then, returned to Ireland to marry his wife Anna, they moved to Hendrix Lake, BC where they raised their 2 sons. John became a Production Supervisor and Mine Captain and spent the next 30 years working for Noranda Both in BC and Ontario, retiring from Western Mines at Myra Falls.
- I spent 15 years as a member of a multidisciplinary team at Manitoba's Public Interest Law Centre. The Centre conducted public interest litigation on behalf of consumers, seniors, First Nations, and disability groups. My area was poverty, specializing in welfare issues, landlord and tenant matters and the rights of the disabled. I was also responsible for the production of written self help / advocacy materials relating to the rights of tenants and social assistance recipients.
- At Manitoba Ombudsman I worked as an investigator, specializing in complaint investigations regarding municipal administration. I later served as Manager of Systemic Investigations, Manager of Whistleblower Investigations, and, for the three years immediately to retirement as Acting Ombudsman for Province of Manitoba.
- While at Manitoba Ombudsman I was primarily responsible for the production of Understanding Fairness, a guide for municipal decision makers. I have participated in systemic reviews of Manitoba's child welfare system, and it's provincial social assistance program.
- I have taught classes in advocacy, and in administrative investigations, and lectured on poverty from three different perspectives; as someone raised in poverty, as an advocate for people living in poverty, and as a systemic investigator examining government programs intended to address poverty.
- I have previous board experience with the Canadian Mental Health Association, both the Winnipeg Region and the Manitoba Division. I have also worked with fledgling community groups, with an anti-poverty focus, on organizational and foundational issues such as board structure and governance.
- Retired banker
- Rotary Club President - Collingwood Ont - 1997/1998.
- Collingwood General Hospital President 1997-2002
- Daybreak Rotary - Campbell River - Treasurer - 2018; President – 2023/2024
- Maritime Heritage Museum - Campbell River - Director 2023/2023
- Grass Roots Kind Hearts Society - Treasurer - 2021-present
- Retired - Manager of Business for B.C. Timber Sales
- Daybreak Rotary - Campbell River, 2008 - present;
- Daybreak Rotary – Campbell River, President Elect and Treasurer
- Daybreak Rotary - Director of Budgets and Gaming - Jul 2015 - Jun 2019
- Tidemark Theater Society - President and Director - Feb 2016 - Jan 2022.
My wife Cathy and I have been happily married 42 years with 2 children and for at least 25 of those years both of us have been volunteers in a variety of different support groups, clubs and youth associations to better the communities we have lived. My role as a director of the CR Food Bank continues this approach and I look forward to bring improvements and am committed to a stronger and more active organization our community can take pride in.
- Past President – Campbell River & District Food Bank
- Retired Daycare Operator
- Volunteered at Food Bank for many years.
- Passions are Family and Camping.
- Past President – Campbell River & District Food Bank
- Retired School Teacher
Bonnie is a retired high school teacher, a wife and mother of two wonderful daughters. She and her husband of 36 years moved to Campbell River in 2016 and that same year began volunteering at the Food Bank. Bonnie joined the Board of Directors in 2017 serving as Secretary for two years and as the Board’s President for four years.
When not at the Food Bank, Bonnie enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and camping. Bonnie is also a blood donor and volunteer with Canadian Blood Services as well as a provincial level volleyball official
- Born here and lifetime resident of Campbell River
- Family: Wife - Sherry, Children - Andrea (Dave) and Eric (Dyan), Grandchild William
- Graduated Carihi, attended BCIT, UBC
- 11 years a forest worker (1 year local pulp & Paper mill)
- City of Campbell River, Fire Department - Retired Fire Chief, 1995 - 2018
- Rotary Club of Campbell River - Past President, Secretary CR Rotary Club, 2006 - present
- Maritime Heritage Centre – Vice President, 2018 - present
- Hem?aelas Kitchen - Team Member, 2020 - present
- Grass Roots Kind Hearts Society – President, 2021 - present
- Campbell River Art Gallery – Director, 2023 – present