Welcome to My Vancouver 2016, a curation of local industry experts, community and thought leaders, each telling us their resolutions for Vancouver in 2016. Since 2008, we’ve been bringing you a bucket list of things to do around the city while also keeping you informed with the many issues in our community. Now, we’re focusing on what’s next: the evolution of our city into something greater, starting with 2016.
What do you do?
I am responsible for and manage the John Volken Academy. Here, we teach about 120 young men and women to adopt a healthy new life-style, develop strong character, receive extensive career training and advance in education.
When did you come to Vancouver?
I moved to Vancouver in 1969.
What do you love most about Vancouver?
Clean streets, beautiful parks, ocean views, mild climate, city life with a touch of small town atmosphere, surrounded by mountains, valleys, forests, farms – to me it’s the most beautiful place on earth.
If you could make one New Year’s resolution for your industry in Vancouver for 2016, what would it be?
While I believe there always has been and always will be a degree of lawlessness and poverty, I wish for Vancouver to empower dedicated people with common sense to do all they can do to eliminate these ills the most effective way possible.
My Vancouver 2016 is presented by NYE Vancouver, a new annual tradition beginning on December 31, 2015. This New Year’s Eve, let’s celebrate home.