Month: July 2022

Chris Coleman

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Chris Coleman Chris is a former six-term Councillor with the City of Victoria and served a decade on the national board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). During his years with FCM, Chris spearheaded the organization’s legacy project “Le Canada en Livres – Canada by the Book” which placed Canadian books …

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Dean Murdock

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Dean Murdock I’m a former three-term Saanich Councillor. I’m running for Mayor in the fall election. When my kids were young, I loved reading to them and doing different character voices. Now that they’re older, I love hearing about the books they are reading. It’s amazing to explore the world they are discovering …

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Steve Newton

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Steve Newton After a career of teaching, mostly in special education, I started volunteering at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, commonly known as Wilkinson Road Jail.  Since then the program has developed into a full school program supported by a number of school districts, currently the Sooke School District, which enables …

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Jim Swanson

BOOK BASH! CHAMPION Jim Swanson A former journalist, a husband and father to two adults, who likes to be seen as a positive figure and community leader who just happens to have a passion for baseball and sports. Favourite Book: Best novel I’ve ever read was by Allan Folsom, called The Day After Tomorrow — …

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