Acknowledgements 2015

Powell River Community Foundation

Board of Directors

Ross Cooper, President
Sharon Sawyer, Secretary
Paula Knapton, Treasurer
Laura Berezan
Kathy Bowes
Susan Cooper
Ed Frausel
Frances Ladret
Jeff Sauvé
Sheona Scott
Real Siguoin

Vital Signs Report Team

Paul Schachter, Manager
Kevin Wilson, Coordinator
Real Sigouin
Ed Frausel

Community Advisory Groups

Gap Between Rich and Poor

Child, Youth and Family Services Society: Ann Kurtz


City of PR, Economic Development Manager: Scott Randolph
Community Futures: Maynard Harry
Community Investment Fund: Sean Melrose
PR Money Society (PR$): Kevin Wilson
PR Women in Business: Robin Morrison
Tourism PR: Paul Kamon


PR Home Learners Network: Amy Heather
PR Public Library: Terry Noreault
School District 47: Theresa Verdiel
Sino Bright school: Shannon Behan
Sliammon Education: Judith King
Success by 6 / Orca Bus: Elise Statham


City of PR Sustainability committee: CaroleAnn Leishman, Russell Brewer
Malaspina Land Conservancy Society: Janet Southcott
Andrew Bryant, naturalist
Pebble in the Pond: Judi Tyabji Wilson
Sierra Malaspina Group: Betty Zaikow
City of PR, Director of Planning Services: Tom Knight
Tourism PR: Paul Kamon
PRRD Manager of Community Services: Mike Wall
PRRD Manager of Planning Services: Laura Roddan


BC Ambulance Service: Rob Southcott
Division of Family Practice: Guy Chartier
PR Hospice Society: Heather Baldwin
PR Hospital Foundation: Bill Maitland, Ken Dickson
Strive Living Society: Karin Glassford
City of PR, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture: Ray Boogaards
Tla’amin Community Health Services: David Marceniuk


PRESS homelessness project: Kathleen O’Neil
Sliammon Housing: Paula Stewart
Powell River – Sunshine Coast Real Estate Board
Life Cycle Housing: Lyn Adamson


Careerlink: Brodie D’Angio, Rob Hughes, Giovanni Spezzacatena

Getting Started

“Live and Invest Powell River”: Scott Randolph
Family Place: Annabelle Tully-Barr
VIU/SD47 trades program: Jim Palm
PR Immigrant Services: Kelli Henderson
PR Diversity Initiative: Megan Dulcie Dill


PRRD Manager of Emergency Services: Ryan Thoms
PR Emergency Support Services: Connie Kiever


Army Cadet Corps: Larry Gemmill
French Club: Anne-Rachel Bérubé
Inclusion Powell River: Lilla Tipton
PR Voices: Kay Bremner
Girl Guides: Christine Boyd
Volunteer Powell River: Jayde

Arts, Culture and Recreation

PR Academy of Music: Carrie Lanigan, Walter Martella
PR Historical Museum: Bert Finnamore
Theatre Now: Barb Richards
Townsite Heritage Society: Sara Blum
Rec Complex: Neil Pukesh
SD47 drama: Brenda Laycock

Getting Around

PR Cycling Association: Chris Morwood
PRMOS: CC Duncan
Audio Walks project: Megan Dulcie Dill
PRRD Manager of Community Services: Mike Wall
City of PR Planning Dept: Jeremy Sagebiel


Farm to School program: Francine Ulmer
Farmers Institute: Kathy Hodgins
Food Security Project: Vanessa Sparrow
Open Air Market: Juhli Jobi
Permaculture Powell River: Ron Berezan
SALSA: Angela Gunther

Logistical Support

Careerlink: Linda Netter, Lyn Adamson

Survey Distribution

Breakwater Books
Community Resource Centre
First Credit Union
Open Air Farmers Market
PR Public Library
PRRD Office
Town Centre Mall

Photo Credits

Powell River Peak
Paul Galinski
Paul Schachter
Kelli Henderson
Kerry Jones
Sherman Pallen
Janet Southcott
Ryan Thoms
Kevin Wilson
Cover Photo – Kevin Wilson

All rights reserved. Photographs may not be reproduced without written permission.

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Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures the vitality of our communities, identifies significant trends, and supports action on issues that are critical to our quality of life. Vital Signs is coordinated nationally by Community Foundations of Canada.


The Vital Signs trademark is used with permission from Community Foundations of Canada.

Powell River Community Foundation

P.O. Box 335
Powell River, BC V8A 5C2

Phone: 604-483-8678

Vital Signs email:


Crossroads Village Shopping Centre
Career Link
Catalyst Paper Corp
City of Powell River
Community Futures Development Corp
Falcon Electric Ltd
First Credit Union
Paul Schachter & Denise Reinhardt
Powell River Immigrant Services
Powell River Peak
Rivercity Mini Excavating Ltd
TELUS Corporation
Dave Formosa Holdings
Fleming and Associates
Jeff Sauvé
Massullo Motors
Powell River & District United Way
Powell River Regional District
Powell River Town Centre
School District No. 47

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