Senior’s Riding Representatives

Ridings that Need Reps

  • Burnaby South
  • Cowichan–Malahat–Langford
  • Kamloops-Thompson-Carib00
  • Kootenay–Columbia
  • Langley-Aldergrove
  • Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon
  • New Westminster–Burnaby
  • North Okanagan-Shuswap
  • Pitt meadows-Maple Ridge
  • Prince George–Peace River–Northern Rockies
  • Richmond Centre
  • Skeena-Buckley Valley
  • South Okanagan–West Kootenay
  • Steveston- Richmond East
  • Surrey Center
  • Vancouver East
  • Vancouver Kingsway

Abbotsford. Brenda Leiren

Burnaby-North Seymour. Margaret (Peggy) Stewart


Margaret McIntyre Stewart (“Peggy”) worked in the broadcasting industry in Victoria and Calgary.  Her series “Eating Off the Land Across Canada” aired on national CBC radio, followed by her first book “Radio Ladies: Canada’s Women on the Air: 1922-1975”. Obtained her degree in English Literature at age of 58, then she founded a niche publishing company which publishes Canadian women’s social history books for young Canadian women.

Caribou-Prince George. John DeGrace

john-degrace-600x600Now semi-retired, John DeGrace is a professional geoscientist with many years experience working in prospective areas of both eastern and western Canada. He also had a long history as a senior university administrator, acting as Director of Research Development and later as University Registrar at UPEI in Charlottetown; and then as Registrar and University Secretary at UNBC in Prince George.

Chilliwack-Hope. Vic Froese

Cloverdale-Langley City. Marilyn Fischer

Marilyn worked with Legal Services of BC and then as a social worker at Child and Family Services BC, Royal Columbian Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital. She volunteers at the Langley Seniors’ Resource Center, she launched Senior Life Choices Consulting Service and she was appointed to the Senior Advisory Council of Langley. She Chairs Triple A Seniors Housing, she is a member of Langley Seniors Action Table and she is President of her strata council.

Courtenay-Alberni. Pat Kermeen

Delta. Phil Horan

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. Mel Dobres

Fleetwood-Port Kells. Betty Yamamoto

Kelowna-Lake Country. Judy Berg

Judy worked in senior management careers including communications for federal depts of employment, immigration, unemployment insurance and western economic diversification. She held leadership positions in a children’s rehabilitation hospital, an inner city child care, and in employment and post-secondary education on First Nations communities. She authored a self-help book and has facilitated seminars on “achieving success” in Canada and the US.  She has a keen interest in policy development and stakeholder consultation processes.

Nanaimo-LadySmith. Helen Shaw

Retired Professor (Critical Thinking, Advanced Composition, Media Studies)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith EDA:
Communications Chair 2013-2014
Policy Chair 2015-2016
Secretary 2016 to present
Parksville Probus Club:
Social Chair 2013-2015
Speakers Committee Member 2014 to present
Vice President 2015
President 2016 to present

North Island-Powell River. Shirley McLoughlin

North Vancouver. Joanne Barker

Port Moody-Coquitlam. Kay Norton

Saanich-Gulf Islands. Christine Blackburn BA, HBSW, MAIS

christine-blackburn-600x600As a lab technician, Christine came to Canada from England and worked at the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario. In Ontario she worked as a journalist and in distance education. .  Christine has recently retired from her position as assistant to the Health Promotion Director, Department of National Defence, Esquimalt, to complete her Masters of Integrated Studies, Athabasca University. She serves on the executive of a United Church children’s camp.

South Surrey-White Rock. Judith Higginbotham

Surrey-Newton. Tirath Sarai

Vancouver Centre. Jennifer Canas

Victoria. Syd Haskell

West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky. Judith Berg