I work at the Vancouver Airport, I started with CP Air, 29 years ago, and over the years,
through many airline mergers, I am now employed by Air Canada. My wife and I have 2
sons and our family have been seasonal camper at Sunnyside Campground for 25 years.
Camping at Cultus introduced us to the Chilliwack area. We fell in love with the area
and we moved to Sardis from Surrey 20 years ago to raise our family here.
We love Cultus Lake, and my wife and I walk our bulldogs at the lake all winter
long in the off season. I ran and held position of Cultus Lake Parks Board Commissioner
in the 2005-2008 term, because I believe in nurturing and protecting the future of Cultus
Lake. I understand that the job of commissioner means to represent the best interest of
Cultus Lake as a whole, not just the lease holders, the commercial lease holders’ or the
special interest groups and visitors to the area.
When I was a Commissioner, I took my responsibility seriously. I sat on
numerous committees trying to enact positive change for the Community of Cultus Lake
and its surrounding areas. Before each meeting I reviewed the agenda, and if there were
by-law revision requests I would personally go to each address to visually see what the
request will change to our park, so that I could make a decision to vote in a way that
represents all Lake Interests.
In the spring and summertime you will find me at our seasonal campsite, walking the dogs on the beach or in the boat on the lake. I love to camp year-round. In the past
several fall and winters you would find me on Saturday volunteering by working the
BBQ while my son played football for the Chilliwack Giants Football team.
Our boys have grown up in Chilliwack and Cultus Lake is our summer home.
This is our hometown, but now our boys are grown and my spare time is my own again
and I have decided to offer that time to the community of Cultus Lake, representing the
residents of Chilliwack
I am passionate about Cultus Lake, and wish to change how the public views and
respects the Cultus Lake Parks Board. I believe in honesty and transparency in
government, and will seek to ensure it is maintained with-in the Cultus Lake Parks Board.
Sunnyside Campground is the major contributor of income to Cultus Lake Parks
Board, and as such, it needs to be nurtured and cultivated by managing it properly to
sustain growth and popularity as a family destination.
I have continuing concern over how finances are handled with things like parking,
Other communities have resident rates for seasonal parking or yearly parking stickers and
I would like to start that kind of program at Cultus Lake to encourage local use/tourism
all year long.
Another of my concerns is the enlarging staff and management levels and the
escalating costs that go along with those levels. I have watched the Parks Board office
staff numbers multiply under the current Parks Board term accompanied by a decreased
level of satisfaction in the community and along with poor management decisions being
made by those is position to do so.
I feel I have a lot offer the residents of both Chilliwack and Cultus Lake, and
seek to do so in an honest and transparent manner.