About

Staff

Marion Farquharson

Administrator

The Administrator is responsible for managing the operations of the Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society including budget and oversight.

senhsg@telus.net

Rashmi Narayan

Project Manager

The project manager is responsible for development of the future Valemount Cares seniors' supportive living facility.

projects@vschs.ca
(250) 566-1302

Robert Heninger

Caretaker

The caretaker is responsible for maintenance of the two properties and housing units.

Board of Directors

Mary Anne Watt

Chair

Mary Anne moved to Valemount with her partner in 2016 after many years of visiting the area while living in Alberta. She has managed seniors housing in Alberta for over 20 years. In 2017, she joined the board of the society and contributed as secretary and creating and updating the society's policies. She is part of the Valemount Cares committee of the board that is overseeing the creation of a new supportive living facility for seniors.

Hugo Mulyk

Vice Chair

Hugo is a long-time resident of Valemount. After 29 years with BC Parks, he retired as Senior Park Ranger at Mount Robson Provincial Park. There, Hugo was able to develop his skills of working with people from all walks of life, facility operation / repair and resource management. He helped plan and implement numerous volunteer projects, and values collaboration and working with others to achieve common goals. Hugo also served for two years on Valemount's Community Initiatives committee to disburse grants to community organizations based on community need and organizational capacity.

Beth Russell

Secretary

Beth brings her desire to serve the seniors and community with integrity and working together. She moved from Jasper and worked for 7 years as RN for the Valemount Health Centre. She has a good knowledge of the medical system, seniors' needs and connections to all ages of the community. She has been an active and engaged board member for over 2 years, and co-chair of the Valemount Cares committee since it started in December 2019.

Pete Pearson

Treasurer

Pete is a councillor elected to represent the Village of Valemount. He has been active in advocating for the continued well-being of the current and future residents served by the society. Pete is active with the Royal Canadian Legion in Valemount and has been involved with serving veterans. He has extensive committee experience, a good business sense and people skills. Pete is one of two councillors who started conversations with seniors last fall to understand their needs and concerns.

Vern Mickelson

Vern has lived in Valemount for 43 years. He spent many years coaching hockey and was President of Minor Hockey for 10 years. He presently sits on the board of the Valemount Community Forest. Vern put his name forward to be on the board as he wants to see housing available and affordable for our aging population.

Berna Paquette

Berna is a long-term resident of Valemount. She retired from a career in the healthcare system. She recently cared for her mother in Valemount for a lengthy period and understands some of the challenges people face living here.

Laurel McKirdy

Laurel's family is one of the pioneer families in Valemount and even has a mountain named after them. Laurel worked as a nurse in Calgary and Prince George. After retiring, she moved back to Valemount to be closer to family, as it has always been home. Laurel is advocating for more accessible and affordable housing with support for seniors in our community, so they do not have to leave the Village away from family and friends. She actively contributes to the Valemount Cares committee. She also engages with senior residents during music and dance nights at Golden Years Lodge, managed by the society.

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    Office Address

    1300 Main Street
    PO Box 598
    Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

    Office Hours

    (250) 566-4867
    Tues & Thurs 9am to 12pm

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