North Shore Meals on Wheels Society
Board Members – 2017- 2018
Chair: Betsy MacDonald
Betsy MacDonald has lived on the north shore for 24 years. She has owned her own hotel appraisal business for that same time period and opened her Toronto office in 2000. You will often see Betsy hiking on the mountains with her husband (Duncan) and her Australian Labradoodle (Tobey). She has been active with meals on wheels for the past few years and is also active with pets and friends visiting Retirement facilities with Tobey.
Vice Chair: Debbie Couling
Debbie has lived on the North Shore for 34 years. She loves all that the North Shore has to offer including hiking with her many friends (human and canine alike). Debbie is married with two grown children and two grandchildren.
Debbie has always felt strongly about community involvement and was very involved in her children’s preschool and elementary schools. Now that they’re grown Debbie has turned her attention to Meals on Wheels and has been involved in all aspects of the organization. Presently, she is Chair of the Board and finds it a challenging and rewarding position.
“What a wonderful and worthwhile organization! The North Shore has amazing community spirit … it has been an honour to work with so many volunteers who are committed to making a difference.”
Secretary: Glennys Pedersen
Glennys has been a resident of North Vancouver for 25 years. She has always enjoyed being involved in the community and has volunteered with the schools, the Red Cross Child Abuse Prevention Program, Navy League of Canada, and the North Shore Canada Day Parade Committee. For several years she has been a driver with Meals on Wheels, and recently joined the Board of Directors.
Having retired from the North Vancouver City Library, Glennys keeps active with Tai Chi, Qigong, aquafit and kayaking.
Treasurer: Marilyn Bell
Marilyn is a retired chartered accountant. She was raised , and has brought up her two children, on the North Shore.
“I love being active and involved in the local community. I have particularly enjoyed the 10 plus years volunteering with North Shore Meals on Wheels. Through my involvement with this fabulous organization, I have met so many wonderful individuals.”
Lisa is the Board member who only wishes she was retired. She is a newcomer to Meals on Wheels, with just less than one year of involvement as a driver and now as a Board member. Having lived on the North Shore for only seven short years, there are still many activities, adventures and volunteering opportunities she looks forward to exploring.
“Meals on Wheels is a very compassionate organization; it is part of the heart and soul of our community.”
Christina is a resident of West Vancouver, married and has 15 years experience in the hospitality industry working for major hotel chains. Christina is keen to add her experience helping non profit organizations and has chosen Meals on Wheels as the avenue to do this.
Carey is a retired Early Childhood Educator. After 35 years in the field, Carey retired and moved back to North Vancouver. She has two children, six grand-children and one great grand-child. Carey is both a volunteer driver and a Board member.
Namit has extensive work experience in the hotel investments field and owns his own hospitality consultancy business. A global citizen, he has called North Vancouver his home for the past several years. In his free time, you can find him playing volleyball either indoors or on the beaches. Since moving to North Vancouver, Namit has been actively looking for a cause to give back to the community. He started his involvement in the MOW society by delivering meals, which he continues to enjoy doing.
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As of May 5, 2021, the Health and Home Care Society of BC (also known as “Care BC”) has assumed responsibility for the operation and funding of the North Shore Meals on Wheels program. For more information on Care BC and its charitable programs, please visit www.carebc.ca.