Meet the Team
Laura values Arts & Culture as a catalyst to effect change and make a difference in people's lives. Her passion is with the arts and as a vocalist for many years she has seen the power of the arts in healing, bringing community together as well as providing a platform for sheer entertainment/experience. As past President of the West Shore Arts Council and retired Finance Officer for the RCM SAR HQ she brings a diverse background to the organization.
Deborah is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Deborah has produced a divers body of "en plein air" work reflecting her travels in Canada. Ducks Unlimited selected her work "Morning Row" for its 2018 Art Portfolio. In addition to being an accomplished painter, Deborah has been active on numerous Art Organizations Boards, including a founding member of the Coast Collective Art Centre
Deidre Moran, CPA, CGA
Deidre is a retired CPA CGA whose career involved private sector, Province of BC government and not-for-profit and charity employment and volunteer roles spanning 40 years. She has spent most of her life on southern Vancouver Island and is especially enamored with the beauty and history of Colwood. Deidre wants to connect her neighbours with the restorative nature of the arts and enrich the lives of the people in her community through her involvement with this society.
Christine Millar Chase, B.Ed, B.A. Hons, M.A.
Christine has over 30 years experience in education, and extensive experience as an events coordinator. She has volunteered in a variety of capacities: as an arts docent and program coordinator -Mackenzie Art Gallery, treasurer for youth Tennis Club Regina, convener of interest groups, committee chair, Vice President Newcomers Club of Greater Victoria and Chairperson, Secretary for another local Arts Organization. Christine is now a research and writing consultant and tutors private students. Christine has a B.Ed., with Honors B.A. and a Master of Arts from the University of Regina.
Holly is a retired Real Estate Agent and now an avid painter. She has been an active volunteer for the Victoria Art Gallery and art in the classroom. Exhibiting in the Sooke Fine Arts Show and also the Victoria Art Council Show she finds that art has become an important part of her life. She looks forward to participating in the this new journey with the Arts & Culture Colwood Society.
Kat is one of newest team members. Her love for her community is evident by involvement in a local Community Association and the Arts. Kat brings many administrative skills to the Board that will assist us in our first year journey as an organization.