Many will recognize Stuart as a welcoming, outgoing and learned member and leader par excellence who brings his wealth of life and career experiences, his ability to ‘see’ the bigger picture and warm personality to the 411 Society and the 411 Foundation. Joining 411 as a Member, Stuart became a Board Member in 2013 serving for 4 years as President 2014-2018.  He continues to be fully engaged as a member, current Past-President and is a keen steward, at times chairing several committees including the Constitution and Governance Committee, Nominating Committee, the Fundraising Committee – developing & initiating a strategic plan for this critical fund development initiative. Stuart is and has been closely involved in the planning, development, building oversight – right down to helping w the selection of the furnishings for our new 411 Centre @ 19th & Fraser!

He has represented all seniors, serving for four years as a member of the B.C. Seniors Advocate’s Council of Advisors and recently with the city”s Seniors’ Advisory Committee.

A long-time Vancouver resident, Stuart has several interests, passions that keep him ‘young at heart’ and enjoys sharing many of his interests and hobbies with others. Travelling far and wide and nearby, too, that engage people, cultures and history. A major travel plan is to explore Japan next year.  He enjoys attending & supporting ‘the Arts – recognizing the artists, their work, music and interpretations.He actively serves as an Administrative Volunteer with Ballet BC. He loves to cook and entertain, trying out new recipes and adventuresome tastes.

Stuart’s advice to all seniors is “Stay connected and engage with people and events.  It is important to   keep our brains and bodies as active as we can.”  He encourages everyone to keep reading and learning, listening to music and walking in nature.  Discover something you didn’t know before and connect with a group or someone you would like to talk to and join in your community events.  Local libraries and Seniors’ or Community Centres are great resources, host several events that are reasonable in/or at no cost and are full of possibilities!


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