Introducing the Coquitlam Capital Campaign Volunteer Cabinet

We are so proud to introduce you to the Coquitlam Community Capital Campaign Cabinet. Volunteers are the driving force behind the What Really Matters Capital Campaign, and the experience and networks of these generous volunteers are going to help us reach our $4 million goal. Led by cabinet Co-Chairs Tracy Price and Janine Davies, this team is actively meeting with people in the Tri-Cities to ask them, “What really matters?”

JANINE DAVIES, CO-CHAIR, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

Janine is the Executive Director of Raymond James Canada Foundation. A private foundation, her role is to manage the philanthropic efforts of the employees, advisors and their clients across Canada.  A strong believer in supporting community, Janine is the past director for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, the past Chair of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, past Founding President of the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation, and Past Vice Chair and Chair of Corporate Partnership for the Shooting Stars Foundation.

A Port Coquitlam resident, Janine, her wife Susan and their twelve-year old son Arden, are active community volunteers at all levels. She is happy to share that her son is now a seasoned YMCA camper having attended YMCA Camp Elphinstone since the summer of 2016.

What Really Matters to Janine? “Seeing our community get the tools it needs to help families reach their potential. The new building is just the beginning, new Y programs throughout the community will come as well, creating a stronger, more hopeful and caring community.”

TRACY PRICE, CO-CHAIR, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

Tracy leads the Tracy Price Wealth Management Team with RBC Dominion Securities specializing in developing life-long financial strategies based on each client’s vision, life and needs. She is a lifetime Tri-Cities resident growing up in Coquitlam, with Burquitlam in her backyard. She has dedicated countless hours to a number of community initiatives including the Crossroads Hospice Society, the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation and Douglas College. Tracy is thrilled to be co-chairing the capital campaign to build the new Coquitlam YMCA to support the Tri-Cities and Burnaby communities.

What Really Matters to Tracy? “Located in my old stomping grounds of Burquitlam, this fabulous facility will provide a spacious modern community and recreation facility for current and future residents alike, allowing generations of families to feel connected, engaged and empowered.”

DAVID CRAWFORD, CABINET MEMBER, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

David Crawford is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA – Canada) an Environmental Professional (EP) and a Chartered Director (C.Dir.). David is a business leader with executive level experience in financial and operations management, corporate responsibility and risk management. He has expertise and demonstrated skills in the planning and implementation of complex projects. David is excited to be apart of the capital campaign to build the new Coquitlam YMCA to bring YMCA programs and services to the community.

What Really Matters to David? “My family and I were YMCA members in Winnipeg, and I have seen some of the impacts of the YMCA through my work in Vancouver and across the US. The YMCA will bring more than just a recreation facility to the Tri-Cities. It will bring the programs and services needed to help our community thrive.”

MARKO DEKOVIC, CABINET MEMBER, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

Marko Dekovic is the Vice President of Public Affairs at Global Container Terminals Inc. He is also an accomplished and recognized public affairs professionalin private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Over the past 16 years he has held increasingly senior management roles, with focus on advancing and executing public policy that has impacted the economies of BC and Canada. Prior to joining GCT, Marko was part of the team at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority that implemented transformative tactics and strategies, including the launch of a major public awareness campaign, and providing strategic communications for the Vancouver harbour during defining events.  Recognized for his achievements and demonstrated excellence in business, judgment and leadership in the community, Marko was awarded the Top Forty under 40 by Business in Vancouver in 2017.

What Really Matters to Marko? Marko lives in Coquitlam with his wife Tina and their three young children. Tina is a member of the YMCA and they both look forward to the opportunities this YMCA will bring to families in the area. They are excited to see a YMCA facility and program emerge that are innovative and built around family, to help families reach their goals.

LEAH IVERSON, CABINET MEMBER, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

Leah Iverson spent 26 years with TD bank, most recently as Community Relations Manager and Tactical Marketing, directing TD funds towards worthy causes across British Columbia. Leah recently completed a contract as Philanthropy Coordinator, Major Gifts and Campaigns with the Canadian Red Cross.

Leah grew up and lives in the Burquitlam area and sees first hand the need for the YMCA’s programs and services within the Burquitlam and Tri-Cities Communities.

What Really Matters to Leah? “I believe it is important that everyone contributes to making our communities healthy. In Burquitlam I see the need for the programs and services provided by the YMCA, especially the access provided to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Being able to be involved in this campaign where I grew up and currently live is a great opportunity for me to help make my contribution towards our healthier community.”

TIM LAIDLER, CABINET MEMBER, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

Tim Laidler is a dedicated change advocate and operational military professional with a decade of service in leadership roles with the Canadian Forces. He was also the Executive Director of the Veteran Transition Network. He is a diligent, future-focused leader with a long and distinguished record of engagement in private, public and non-profit roles in Vancouver. He also inspires active, goal-oriented participation in others.

What Really Matters to Tim? Having grown up in the Tri-Cities and run for office here, Tim has seen and heard the needs of the community first hand. Tim is excited to see the new ways the YMCA will serve this growing community.

TED LAU, CABINET MEMBER, COQUITLAM CAMPAIGN CABINET

Born and raised in Coquitlam, Ted is a Communications graduate from Simon Fraser University and CEO/co-founder of the award winning digital marketing agency Ballistic Arts. Founded in 2002, Ballistic Arts is comprised of 20+ creatives specializing in the areas of website development, branding, online marketing and video production. Clients have included Concord Pacific, Wall Financial, Vancity, the Vancouver Police Foundation, Nature’s Path Foods, BC Egg Marketing Board, and B2Gold.

Aside from serving for the YMCA, his additional community work includes being a board director of the Douglas College Foundation, an executive committee member and NEXT Leader Council chair with the BC Business Council, the Chair of the Federal Liberals for Port Moody Coquitlam, and a leadership coach.  

What Really Matters to Ted? Ted is excited to see the YMCA’s programs and services come to the Tri-Cities in a bigger way. With the community growing he sees the need to bring new facilities and opportunities to help children and families reach their potential.

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