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Continuing from the April 25, 2019 AGM. Three additional directors were appointed in June 2020 in accordance with the Association's Bylaws
has lived in Gordon Head since 1993 and has been on the GHRA for six years. Currently she is the Chair of the Board. In her work life, she was the Director of Community Investment for the United Way Victoria.
and his wife purchased a home on Tremblay Drive in 1976 where they raised four children. He retired as a school principal in 2003, spent 10 years as a BC Marriage Commissioner and has been active with the GHRA for the past 15 years. Don is the Chair of the Saanich Community Association Network. He believes the GHRA has a vital role to play as the community evolves in response to social and economic forces.
Since moving to Gordon Head in 1977, has been a keen observer of the many changes that have created the community we all share today. Embracing a multi modal transportation network, he enjoys walking, cycling, and driving within our area. He has a particular interest in continuing to build a healthy family-oriented community on behalf of all residents.
Peter bought a lot and had a house built on Houlihan Court 33 years ago. After retiring from the Energy Ministry, he joined the GHRA Board in 2010, where he uses his former experience as a planner to advise on land use and development matters.
born and raised in Gordon Head, became a member of the GHRA Board in 2020. He holds an MBA from the Gustavson School of Business and a BA in Economics from University of Western Ontario. Before pursuing a career in digital strategy, he co-founded a technology startup focused on big data analytics and information intelligence. He's passionate about capital markets, community involvement, and entrepreneurship. He has previously chaired the Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Community Council, is currently involved with the Victoria Foundation and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
has lived in Gordon Head for 36 years, the last 34 on Corniche Place. She recently retired as a school principal, where among other initiatives she worked with the municipality to develop safe “Walk and Ride” routes. She has also owned a small business in Gordon Head. She is interested in ensuring that traffic congestion on residential streets does not impede the opportunity for residents to walk through their neighbourhoods and to get to know their neighbours, in monitoring the extent of development in Gordon Head, and using the opportunity presented by the Covid pandemic to rethink the essential elements of a safe community for all.
is a retired professional librarian with long roots in Gordon Head. Upon retirement, when she moved back to Gordon Head from the Lower Mainland, she purchased the remainder of her grandparents' strawberry and daffodil farm and their former house, which was then added to the Saanich Heritage Register. Joan served two years on the GHRA board from 2005 to 2007. Her interests include the local environment, the retention of as much green space as possible, development issues and the Local Area Plan for Gordon Head.
Ander Gat grew up in Gordon Head, living with his parents and 3 brothers. He attended Torquay and Lambrick where he graduated before attending post secondary education in North Vancouver. After moving away for 10 years he returned to Victoria, eventually moving back into the neighborhood. He owns and runs Cycle BC Rentals, a bicycle, scooter and motorcycle rental business in downtown Victoria. His interests are developing a multi-model transportation network, discussing densification and becoming a more all-ages accessible community.
Chandra has lived in Gordon Head for 12 years and respectfully acknowledges the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples, who have cared for this land since time immemorial. She holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Victoria, and has also worked at the university since 2007. She cares deeply for this vibrant and active neighbourhood and is excited to serve on the community association board.
Shawn was born raised in Victoria and has lived in Gordon Head since 2011. He served two years on the Saanich Planning, Transportation and Economic Committee. Shawn has founded three non-profit and has volunteered for many non-profits in a variety of positions over the past 20 years. He managed a small business for 15 years and now manages commercial properties (not developers). Shawn is a social entrepreneur and has a passion for community development, economic development and road safety.
Andrea has lived in Gordon Head for 14 years with her husband and two children. She is a CFP® professional, as well as a part time dance instructor, with a wide variety of interests besides. Currently Andrea volunteers with the Saanich Pulling Together program as a restoration assistant, which feeds her love of the outdoors as well as her interest in learning more about local ecosystems and how to keep them healthy
Margaret has lived in Victoria since 1990 and Gordonhead with her family for the last 14 years. She is currently employed as a School Psychologist. She was active with GHCA for six years, took a leave and has returned to support the work of the GHCA. She is interested in how recent changes to housing development in BC will impact Gordonhead now and in the future. She is passionate about helping to build a strong and vibrant community for all residents in Gordonhead.
We acknowledge that the District of Saanich lies within the territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples represented by the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.
We are committed to celebrating the rich diversity of people in our community. We are guided by the principle that embracing diversity enriches the lives of all people. We all share the responsibility for creating an equitable and inclusive community and for addressing discrimination in all forms.
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