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Sawicki, Joan

  • CA-BC-SJ003
  • Person
  • b. September 18, 1945

Joan Marie Sawicki is a former British Columbia politician. She earned a BA in Education in 1968 and worked as a secondary school teacher and land-use consultant before entering politics. In 1987 she served one term on the Burnaby City Council. From 1991 to 2001, she served as an MLA for the BC NDP, representing Burnaby-Willingdon. She held the positions of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (1992-1994) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs (1994-1996) and to the Minister of Environment, Lands, and Parks (1996-1998). In 1999, she herself was named as the Minister of Environment, Lands, and Parks, a position which she held until 2000.

Smith, Craig

  • CA-BC-SC002
  • Person
  • fl. 1986-2013

Craig Smith moved to Whistler from Vancouver in 1986 to teach grades 4-5 and assist with the sports program at Myrtle Philip Elementary School. He had taught the previous year at Signal Hill. Smith and his wife Linda raised three children in Whistler. He serves on the board of the Whistler Community Church and as a member of its service host team. He is also involved in outdoor activities and ran the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon in 2013.

Thompson, Pearl

  • CA-BC-TP001
  • Person
  • 20 Jul. 1897 - 1 Oct 1975

Pearl was working as a teacher in Edmonton where she married George Thompson, 1 Mar. 1921. They had two daughters, Kathleen (b. 1921) and Margie (b. 1934).

George and Pearl worked in Rainbow Lodge, Sept 1927 to July 1933. Pearl ran the post office, assisted Myrtle Philip in the Lodge, and helped the cook, Lam Shu, create the daily menu.

Xhignesse, Janice

  • CA-BC-XJ001
  • Person
  • fl. 1986

Janice Xhignesse taught Grades 4/5 at Myrtle Philip Elementary School during the 1985-86 school year and worked there part-time during the 1986-87 year.

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