My name is Sam Waddington, and I am running for a position on Chilliwack City Council. As a lifelong resident of Chilliwack, I am passionate and committed to this city of ours. I wish to honour its history and roots, while planning a vision for a vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive future, which I believe to be full of unbounded promise.
“I have attended school at Cheam elementary, East Chilliwack elementary, Rosedale middle, and Chilliwack secondary, and believe that I have a broad understanding of the rural, as well as the urban people and their perspectives of Chilliwack.
“Throughout middle and high school I was involved in leadership activities, while working in the local community on a number of dairy farms. These various leadership activities have taught me the skills, and value, of working collaboratively to achieve something larger than what any of us individually could accomplish.
“Since graduation from high school I have had the good fortune to live, work, and travel extensively in Canada and abroad, as well as attend university both at home (UFV), and in other provinces. Through these experiences I believed that I have gained perspective as to what makes for vibrant, progressive, and inclusive communities. I hope to bring that perspective to my involvement with Chilliwack City Council.
“In the fall of 2012, I took on the challenge and reward of opening my own small business here in Chilliwack, Mt Waddington’s Outdoors. I have poured heart, soul, and resources in this community, and invested my future in Chilliwack.
“In 2013 I was very proud to accept the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year Award on behalf of Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors.
“Over the past two years of running a successful small business, I have focused on fiscal conservatism and business management to ensure the success of my operation. Being a small business owner I have enjoyed getting involved in organizations that exist to help make Chilliwack a better place. I am on the Board of Directors of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. I am on the Executive Council of the Chilliwack Outdoors Club, as well as on the BOD of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC. I give back to Chilliwack through my involvement as a member of Rotary and I love the opportunity to make an impact in the community that I live in.”
– Website – samwaddington.com
– Twitter handle is @WaddingtonSam.