Before voters head to the polls for the 2018 general election on Saturday, October 20, the Peak asked the eight candidates campaigning for a seat on Powell River Board of School Trustees: Why should City of Powell River and qathet Regional District residents vote for you?
Here is the reply from Doug Skinner:
I’ve been involved in education since 1974 as a teacher, administrator and for the last 10 years as a Powell River school trustee.
For the last couple of years I have been chairperson for the Board of Trustees.
I have also coached Powell River students for over 20 years.
I believe the present board has done a great job over the past three terms.
The creation of the Outdoor Learning Centre, the trades program and bringing French immersion to Powell River are just a few of the benefits we’ve strongly endorsed.
I believe in all our students and will strongly promote what I feel is best for our young people.