Board MembersThe Mission Community Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors of eleven members, plus many volunteers who participate on committees.
2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shelley Carter - Chair
Appointed - Fraser Valley Regional District Representative
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
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
Gurdeep joined the Board of Directors for the Mission Community Foundation this year, and brings a strong background in Finance and Human Resources.
Lucas McKinnon - Secretary
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.
Appointed - Mission City Representative
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.
Appointed - Mission Public Schools Representative
Linda represents Mission Public Schools and is on the Board of Schools Trustees. Previously, Linda was an educator and We are very pleased to have her as a member of its Board.
Appointed - Mission Chamber of Commerce
Stephen is the Executive Director for the Mission Community Skills Centre Society. We are pleased to have Stephen, with his wealth of knowledge and experience, on the Board of Directors.
Appointed - Mission Community Services Society Representative
Obi is one of our youngest representatives on the Board of Directors, and we are very pleased to have Obi on the Board, and to have his generation represented given their distinct needs and perspective.
Christine is an active volunteer in Mission community, and is elected to the Board of Directors for the Mission Community Foundation. We are very pleased to have Christine on the Board as she has a strong community perspective.
Erin is a Professor with the University of the Fraser Valley and is a member of Rotary. We welcome Erin to the Board of Directors.
Michael Roux - Member at Large
Michael is the Executive Director of the Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home and is a member of Rotary. We welcome Michael to the Mission Community Foundation Board of Directors.