PQCF News

Robert Duncan CPA, CGA

Rob joined the Board in 2022 and has lived in the Alberni/Qualicum area for most of his life.  Rob is a professional accountant and was a senior partner in an accounting firm with branches in Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino and Qualicum Beach until retirement in 2015.  Rob has held leadership

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Betty Price

Betty joined the Board in 2022. She is originally from Wales where she worked as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She has held Board positions for the Museum, Haven Society, John Howard Society and Oceanside Hospice Society. Better completed an undergraduate degree in Nursing and a Masters Degree in Educational

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Denise Foster

Denise joined the Board in 2023. As a Victoria native, Denise has wonderful memories of camping and exploring in this amazing place we call Oceanside. Once retired there was no question this was the best place to live and moved here with her partner in 2017. Denise enjoyed a 35 year career

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Peter van Dongen

Peter van Dongen

Peter joined the board in 2023 and chairs the Fund Development Committee. Peter grew up on farm in Abbotsford and graduated with a degree in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan. He moved to Vancouver Island in 2005 and lives in Nanoose Bay with his wife and two children. In

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Susanna Newton

Susanna Newton

Susanna joined the Board in May 2020. Susanna has worked most of her career in the non-profit sector and has been with District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) for over 25 years. She became Executive Director of SOS in January 2018. Susanna was born and raised in Finland and

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Patrick Weber

Patrick Weber

Patrick retired in 2014 as Managing Broker and Partner in RE/MAX Anchor Realty, and currently serves as a Chair for the Parksville Qualicum Foundation. He has previously served as a Director. Pat also serves as a Director with Qualicum Beach Seniors’ Activities Centre Association, Kiwanis Housing Society (Parksville and Qualicum

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Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

Brent is a founding member of the Foundation, and currently serves as the Treasurer and a Director. Brent was born in Brandon Manitoba, and at the age of 19, his family moved to the Okanagan and settled in Peachland where he attended Okanagan College. His accounting career started in Penticton

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Kari-Lee Burnham

Kari-Lee Burnham

Kari-Lee joined the Board officially in May 2019, prior to that she has been assisting the treasure since 2008. Kari-Lee is an accountant with Brent Johnson CPA Ltd. She has been involved in all areas, from year end preparation, personal income tax returns and every aspect of bookkeeping. Kari-Lee possesses

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Len Townsend

Len Townsend

Len served as chair for Parksville Qualicum Foundation for more than 6 years, and is now Past-Chair. Len was born, educated and married in Winnipeg, then he lived in Edmonton and Sherwood Park Alberta, Kamloops, and Deep Cove North Vancouver. He has worked in Real Estate, Engineering, and Management, and

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