Brenda Rowe has announced her entrance into the race for Sechelt council.
Rowe, 56, has lived in Sechelt since 1996 where she’s worked as a registered nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health, most recently in a leadership role with the Home and Community Services program.
Rowe has been an active volunteer who has served on the board of the Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association (work that earned her a Community Sport Hero Award from Sport BC in 2012), chaired the West Sechelt Elementary Parent Advisory Council and co-founded the Ruby Slipper Fund, a local initiative to help people living with cancer on the Sunshine Coast.
Rowe also spent time as the chair of the Registered Nurses Association of BC, and was on the campaign team of Green candidate Kim Darwin during the last provincial election.
“Brenda is confident that her service to the Sunshine Coast as both a Registered Nurse and a community leader has provided her with the skills and passion necessary to be an effective Sechelt District councillor,” said the release announcing her candidacy.
Rowe was not available for an interview before Coast Reporter’s deadline, and her campaign announcement did not highlight any specific issues or platform positions, but it did say she sees the chance to serve on council as “a way to give back to the community that has provided a supportive environment for her since she moved to Sechelt in 1996, and for her two sons, now 18 and 19 years old.”
Her campaign can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org