Van Isle Marina has made a commitment to join the Clean Marine BC program. Clean Marine BC is a collaborative program that provides us with a range of environmentally sound best practices. These tools will help us reduce our environmental impact and improve ecosystem health. We look forward to achieving the best results possible through the program’s eco-rating audit process and flying the Clean Marine BC flag. For more information on Clean Marine BC, Green Boating and the Georgia Strait Alliance visit georgiastrait.org.
Van Isle Marina and its team members are all active partners in our local community. Below is a partial listing of Van Isle Marina and its team members’ community involvement:
Boulders Climbing Gym, Stellys Crossroad (a new, world-class competitive wall-climbing facility) – Financial Contributor.
Canadian Cancer Society – Financial Contributor to Victoria’s Research Clinic and Inspire the World Campaign.
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer – Financial Contributor to 2011 and 2012 campaigns.
Mary Winspear Centre Foundation – Honorary Patron and major financial contributor.
Memorial Park Society – (Owns and Manages Mary Winspear Centre and Blue Heron Park) Past Member of the Board of Directors. Currently a member of a task force mandated to explore a merger of operations between the Memorial Park Society and the Panorama Leisure Centre under the auspices of the Peninsula Recreation Commission.
Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation – Financial Contributor.
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre – Member of the Capital Campaign Committee and major financial contributor. Vice-Chair, Board of Directors.
Sidney Anglers Association – Financial contributor to the annual fishing derby.
Sidney Fine Art Show – Annual financial supporter. Sponsor of the Colin Graham Award for Innovative Work.
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club – Financial contributor to Junior Sailing Program.
Sidney Volunteer Fire Department – 2011 Financial contributor.
Victoria Hospital Foundation – Financial Contributor and Member of Campaign Cabinet Building Care Together, $25 million fund-raising for health care equipment for the new Patient Care Centre at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Association of Marina Industries - Member.
Avatar Circus Project – Exclusive 2009 sponsor for Sidney performances.
BC Marine Trades Association – Member.
BC Yacht Brokers Association – Member and Member of Board of Directors.
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise – Past President of the Vancouver Island Chapter.
City of Victoria/HMCS Victoria (Submarine) – Liaison Committee member.
Politics – Fundraiser and Organizer at local, Provincial and Federal levels of government.
Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Member and past Vice-President and past Board Director. 2010 recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sidney Business Association – Past Board Director.
Town of Sidney Advisory Planning Commission – Past Chair.
University of Victoria – Faculty of Science – Co-host of a discussion series that has included such topics as our ocean environment and climate. Past mentor to MBA students.
Victoria Executive Management Club – Member for past 26 years.