I strongly believe that to be part of a community, we need to be active in the community. Since
arriving in Nanaimo in 1989, I have served my community in whatever capacity available to me.
Some of my service is as follows:
* Hockey coach and referee for Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association
* Basketball coach as the RCMP liaison officer at Woodlands
Secondary School
* Spent 3 days on a 40 ft. scissor lift TWICE to raise funds for BC
Special Olympics and the Tour de Rock
* Served as a director and as a parade coordinator for the Heritage
Day Festival
* Served as celebrity waiter for 17 consecutive years for the SPCA
Celebrity Waiter Night
* Served as director for the Brent MacDougall Foundation (started
through the local RCMP)
* Organized the RCMP-NHL Old-timers charity hockey games for
20 years to raise funds supporting local charities
* Volunteered through numerous community groups to serve
dinners to the less fortunate through the 7 - 10 Club
* Served as D.A.R.E. instructor
* Have been Santa Claus for the past 20 years for local community
* Have participated at numerous elementary school PACs
* Served as D.R.I.V.E Program instructor (founded by the RCMP,
ICBC and local driving schools)
* Am currently the co-chair of the Tour De Rock Nanaimo
Committee raising funds to help children fight cancer
* Have participated in the Coldest Night walk to help raise funds for
the Island Crisis Society
* Have served as Chair of the Community Engagement Task Force
to facilitate communication between council and the public
* Past President and current member of the Rotary Club Nanaimo Oceanside


Proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition for service to my community and country

Proud recipient of the British Columbia medal of Meritorious Service in recognition to service to my community and province.