Qualicum Beach voters return to the polls on May 15 for a byelection to fill the vacant council slot left after Adam Walker was elected MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. The PQB News asked each of the five registered candidates to submit short bios. A question-and-answer feature will also appear closer to election day.
My name is Sarah Duncan and I am proud to announce my candidacy in the upcoming by-election for Qualicum Beach town council.
This is my community. I have lived here since 1992, graduating from Kwalikum Secondary School in 1996, and have since chosen to live, work and raise my family here. I can’t imagine living anywhere else and I feel it is my honour to serve the community that has given me so much.
Walking down the street and waving to friends, merchants, and many familiar friendly faces is one of the simple joys that comes with living and working in Qualicum Beach.
My vision of Qualicum Beach includes a downtown that is bursting with vibrancy, inviting both locals and tourists to engage in and experience our community as a desirable destination to shop, eat, sleep and explore.
My Qualicum Beach is full of arts, culture, diversity, festivals and events. It’s a community we are proud of and that others want to be part of for a day, a weekend, or forever. The perfect “staycation.”
I commit to respect and protect the best of Qualicum Beach while also exploring ways we can rejuvenate and renew our community to make it stronger.
My proven leadership and communication skills in addition to my commitment to the social and economic climate of Qualicum Beach has been demonstrated through my efforts as Chair of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation, and Qualicum Beach Elementary School PAC Treasurer.
I hope you will consider supporting me, Sarah Duncan in this by-election on May 15. I look forward to the opportunity to represent you on Qualicum Beach town council.