Why I'm Running

Over the past ten years I’ve had the honour and privilege to serve on local council in Central Saanich and be the interim leader of the Green Party of British Columbia. I have led by example and brought people together. Making hard decisions and leading the transformation of an organization, has given me the opportunity to learn from failure and success. What unites all of these experiences is community service. When you get right down to it, that’s what it’s all about, listening and caring, finding solutions and solving problems.

Open letter to Teachers, Support Staff, Administrators and Parents

Open letter to Teachers, Support Staff, Administrators and Parents

I support public education. My support is unequivocal.

I am honoured to have many friends who are teachers, support staff and administrators, and many of you are my former teachers, support staff and administrators in School District #63. The belief and commitment you showed in me during my most difficult time in high school, saved my life. I will never forget this.

Adam Olsen on the Emerging Economy

Adam Olsen on the Emerging Economy

Running a business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy but we are in a time of transition, one where business as usual doesn’t look like it used to.  For every $100 spent in a local business, $46 is re-circulated back into the local economy. This is what sustains communities and creates economic security, and it’s the people behind those organizations that need to be supported!

Connecting Saanich North and the Islands to the World

Connecting Saanich North and the Islands to the World

Here I discuss how we need a facilitator at the provincial level to bring local governments, first nations and community groups together to establish a plan on how to effectively move people, goods and services around the Saanich Peninsula. Coming soon is a post about transportation concerns for the people of the Southern Gulf Islands.