The GHRA works to represent and improve the quality of life for the residents of Gordon Head. We encourage you to make your views known on local issues that affect you or your property. To contact us directly please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
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.
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.
has lived on Cedar Hill Road for more than 20 years, and has been a GHRA board member for two. She has a particular interest in development and change in the Shelbourne Valley and the area of Gordon Head west of Shelbourne. A freelance writer all her working life, she focuses on effective and timely board communication.
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.
Valerie has lived in Gordon Head since 2016, when she and her family moved to Gordon Point from the Uplands. She is CEO of JSF Technologies, a local company that designs and manufactures solar-powered crosswalk and roadway warning lights that are sold throughout the world. Valerie is also the current President of the Gordon Point Estates Residents Association, and has joined GHRA in order to share information between the two organizations and to become another voice in the ongoing discourse regarding the development plans of the Gordon Head community.
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.
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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