Abbotsford. Elaine Olson
Personal Strengths: Leadership, Innovative, Communication & Organizational Skills. Develops, Manages, Operates: Commercial & Residential Real Estate Properties, Worldwide Nannies-Recruitment and placement agency, Face Makers, Franchised bottling for Coca-Cola. Fundraise & Special Events: Community Art Center, Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Symphony Orchestra Assn. Volunteering: World Cup Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Regional District Housing Authority and Finance Committees
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
Now 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
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)
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
As 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
Vancouver Granville – Candace Hartman
Vancouver Quadra – Jean Lewandowski
Jean has taught Computer Science at university, community college and was Director of IT at secondary school s in Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia. She founded a computer training business. Jean is on the executive of Vancouver Quadra and is on the executive of SLCBC and WLCBC and is the SLCBC webmaster.