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 Jack Timothy:
I would like the opportunity to be a school board trustee once again because I know first-hand that education can change lives and communities.
My three children attended university and postgraduate studies. My oldest, Dr. Toma Timothy, was the first in my family to own land off the reservation. He manages three medical clinics in the Lower Mainland. Amber is a criminal lawyer, representing many First Nations youth in the Vancouver court system. Tanner, is an GIS urban planner and works for the Township of Langley.
I believe that when we truly value education, anything is possible for our kids.
I am a residential school and Sixties Scoop survivor. I am a master carver and storyteller who loves to share my culture.
I was elected to the school board in the early 1990s to address concerns in education.