Board & StaffThe Mission Community Foundation is grateful to the contributions of its Board of Directors and Staff
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A short bio for each of the directors follows.
Shelley Carter - Chair
(Fraser Valley Regional District Representative 2019 - )
Shelley Carter was born in Mission as well as her husband Cal, and have raised their children (Samantha, Alexandra and Lee) here as well. They live in Dewdney and loves the Rural area. She started out as a hairdresser but her passion for education became apparent when her children started school. In 1992, she jumped in right away and was on the executive of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at Dewdney Elementary. That led to many years as Chair and other positions. Onto high school when eldest started and she again jumped into the executive of Hatzic Secondary PAC. Shelley was on both PAC”s when she joined DPAC. Working through the executive positions she subsequently became Chair of the District PAC. Shelley’s contributions to Hatzic Secondary now Middle School resulted in a Citizenship Award in her name which is presented to well-rounded students that selflessly give their time.
Shelley is a Mission School Trustee in her 3rd term. She loves her job of being a Trustee and representing the areas of Hatzic Prairie, Durieu, McConnell Creek, Dewdney, Deroche and Lake Errock.
Shelley also enjoys expressing herself artistically by designing beautiful floral arrangements and is a certified Florist from UFV, She works from home being creative with her passion of flowers.
Shelley joined the Mission Community Foundation in 2019 as the Fraser Valley Regional District Representative and her unconditional love for Mission and the people in it will be put to great use. She is a true Advocate of Mission as her family has been in Mission since the early 1930’s.
Bernadine Babuik - Vice Chair
(2018 – 2022)
Bernadine Babuik is a long time resident of mission with 3 children who attended mission schools. Bernadine worked for the mission school district for 30 plus years in a variety of progressive positions. Once her children left home, Bernadine took a position with the Nanaimo school district as manager for the occupational health and safety program. Four years later Bernadine accepted a one-year term position with Surrey school district as manager for the occupational health and safety program. Following the conclusion of this position, Bernadine stayed with Surrey school district as a contractor/consultant for the occupational health and safety department. Bernadine retired in 2016 and is pleased to be on the board for the Mission Community Foundation.
Gurdeep Toor - Treasurer
Bio will be posted shortly.
Vacant - Executive Secretary
Lucas McKinnon - Executive Member at Large
(2021 - 2024)
Our youngest board member, Lucas ” Cameron James” McKinnon is an active community member and owner of Cameron James Men’s Wear.
Being a recent graduate himself, Lucas takes a special interest in our extensive scholarship program. Having both an artistic and entrepreneurial background, his questions and advice for scholarship recipients are always light-hearted and insightful. He can always be found at his store, or attending Mission Community Foundation events.
(District of Mission Representative 2014 – )
Carol is the District of Mission representative. She has called Mission home since 1975. She enjoyed a successful career in banking working 20 years for TD Canada Trust and 13 years with Envision Financial. Carol retired at the end of 2013. She has two adult children; her daughter and family live in Kelowna and her son lives in Mission. Carol has served as an elected School Trustee for Mission Public Schools for 9 years. As well, she is a Rotarian, a member of our Distribution Committee and our Development Committee, and she sits on the Board of Fraser House. Carol was inducted into Mission’s Sports Hall of Fame for her volunteer work with The BC Winter Games. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and hopes to improve her game.
(Mission Public Schools Representative 2018 - )
Colleen has been lived and learned in the Fraser Valley most of her life. She has taught elementary through to high school.
Colleen started teaching in 1997 in Parksville and came to Mission Public Schools in 2004 where she has been both a school based and District Principal. She looks forward to working with schools, students, staff and international agents and families on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and shared territories of the Stó:lō people, the Matheqwí, Sq’éwlets, Qwó:ltl’el, and Leq’á:mel First Nations.
Colleen is currently serving as the chair of the Bursary & Scholarship Committee.
Stephen Evans - Chamber of Commerce Rep
Bio will be posted shortly
Vacant - Mission Community Services Society
Mission Community Services Society Rep (2021 -)