In her role as President of Place des Arts, Barb thanks attendees for supporting fundraising efforts.

As an active member of our community I continue to be passionate about educating all students to the best of their abilities. I am well connected in the community and have worked with all levels of government for more than 30 years.

Currently, in addition to being an elected school trustee, I serve as President of the Board of Place des Arts and Community Service Director of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam.

Current Community Work

  • Place des Arts Society – President and Past Vice-President Operations
  • Rotary Club of Coquitlam – Community Service Director, Past President and Treasurer
  • Terry Fox Run – Volunteer
  • Maillardville Residents’ Association – volunteer and former Vice President
  • Odyssey of the Mind – Volunteer Judge, former coach, board member and Provincial Director
  • Coquitlam RCMP Block Watch Captain
  • Strata Council – Vice President

Past Community Work

  • Student Services Advisory Committee (SD No. 43) – Member
  • City of Coquitlam Arts and Culture Advisory Committee – Member appointed by City Council
  • Maillardville Commercial and Cultural Revitalization Committee – Public Advisory Group, Member representing MRA
  • Centre Bel Age, Member
  • Rotary Club of Coquitlam – President
  • Place des Arts Board of Directors – Secretary Treasurer, Vice President Operations
  • Coquitlam Foundation Board Member
  • Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan – Public Advisory Group, Member representing MRA
  • Coquitlam Heritage Society, Member
  • West Coast Chocolate Festival, Board Member
  • Canada Trust Friends of the Environment, Board Member
  • Coquitlam Montessori Society, President
  • Coquitlam Synchronized Swimming Club, Secretary
  • Gifted Children’s Association, Coquitlam Chapter Co-Chair
  • Creative Problem Solving Society, Vice-President and Director
  • Learning Disabilities Association of B.C. Member
  • Family Resource Centre (FRC) for the Tri-Cities area, Board Member
  • Student Services Advisory Committee (SD No. 43) – FRC Rep
  • Odyssey of the Mind – Coach, Board Member and Provincial Director – coached two teams to world finals
  • Support group for parents of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Volunteer
  • District Parent Advisory Council (SD No. 43), Vice-President and Treasurer
  • Active member of Parent Advisory Councils at 5 schools in Coquitlam
  • Festival du Bois – Volunteer
  • Blue Mountain Jazz Festival – Volunteer
  • Colony Farms – Volunteer Tree Planter
  • Kwikwetlem Reserve – Volunteer
  • “Building on a Dream” fundraiser in support of the BC Breast Cancer Foundation – Co-chair