David Bennett

Extraordinary volunteer: David Bennett

The Sooke Volunteer Centre is profiling some of the many volunteers in the region

The Sooke Volunteer Centre is profiling many of the volunteers who give their time and expertise to a variety of  local non-profit groups and organizations.

David Bennett and his family have lived in the Greater Victoria area since 1970.  He retired in July, 2006 after 36 years as a classroom teacher and elementary school principal.

Bennett has been an active volunteer in the Sooke community for many years, assisting with the programs of the Sooke Christmas Bureau, the Subaru Western Triathlon Series, the Seniors’ Drop In Centre, and the Sooke Fine Arts Society (www.sookefinearts.com; elected to the board in May, 2012), as a few examples.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Pacific Centre Family Services Association (www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org) since the spring of 2009.

In November, 2008 Bennett was elected  to the District of Sooke Municipal Council and served as a committed councillor for a three-year term.  He advocated tirelessly on behalf of the residents and the District of Sooke region.

David and his wife, Vicki, have lived in the community since the summer of 1993.

A Volunteer Fair is taking place on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Edward Milne Community School.

Various organizations and non-profit groups will gather to provide information on what they do. It is also an opportunity for those who may wish to give back to their community to find a group that fits with their interests.

For more information check out: www.sookeregionresources.com/sooke-region-volunteer-fair or contact Marlene Barry, chair of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre Committee at 250-642-3390 or sookeregionchi@yahoo.ca.

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