Board of Directors

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Jonathan Fowler

President 2020

Director 2019-2021

Jonathan Fowler graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2008. He practiced briefly in British Columbia prior to returning to his home Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  In the summer of 2015 Jonathan returned with his family to British Columbia to set up his practice in the City of Mission and has enjoyed a warm welcome to this friendly and growing city. Jonathan is a member of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce and is the Vice President of the Downtown Business Association of Mission, of which he has been elected since 2016.  In 2017 Jonathan became the owner of the Mission City Business Center, with the aim of assisting local small business owners start-up and maintain a presence in downtown Mission.

Jonathan Fowler Law Corporation / Mission City Business Centre

604.302.8381

jfowler@jfowlerlawcorp.ca

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Satti Grewal

Vice President 2020

Director 2019-2021

Satti is a Licenced Refracting Optician and working in the industry since 1998.  He is very active in our community and involved with the Downtown Business Association for 16 years.  Satti is on the board for Mission Community Services, Community Futures and was on the Chamber of Commerce board for several years.  He takes pride in offering excellent service with knowledgeable advice.

Satti Grewal - Owner

Swing Optical

604.820.1112

swingoptical@gmail.com

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Els Thune

Treasurer 2020

Director 2020-2022

Els is a fabulous director.

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Bob Mackovic

Executive Director at Large 2022

Director 2019-2021

Bob is a fabulous director.

Bob Mackovic - Owner

The Gold Bin

604.826.7336

gold.bin@hotmail.com

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Carla Kennedy

Director 2020-2022

Carla grew up in Calgary and moved to BC shortly after graduating high school. The picturesque landscape was calling, so she moved to Mission in 2003 where she’s since been raising her family; a now grown daughter and a young son. Carla has been in management with Canada Post for 13 years, spending the most recent 3 as the Local Area Superintendent of the Mission Delivery Centre. She and her family have participated in the Adopt-A-Block program in previous years and have enjoyed taking part in many of the community events such as MissionFest, Canada Day @ Heritage Park, Halloween on 1st and the Candlelight Parade. She is excited to be a part of the DBA and looks forward to being involved with the community.

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Bethan Lane

Director 2019-2021

Beth is a fabulous director.

Bethan Lane - Owner

English Tarts

604.289.2253

englishtarts@ymail.com

Manny Deol

Director 2019-2021

Born and raised in Mission, Manny has been a professional Real Estate Agent and Residential Builder since 2010. As a local resident and realtor, he is passionate about the entrepreneurial spirit, small businesses, and the growth and development of Mission which has translated into his time volunteering for many programs including being a Director of Community Futures. He has been on our Board of Directors since 2013 and is our past Chair.  Manny also dedicates his time as a director at the Mission Chamber of Commerce and sits on their Government Relations Committee as well as being Government Relations Liaison for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Manny is a father of 2 young children and has been married since 2015. When he has free time, he loves to spend it with family and his hobbies include a good book or going to the gym.

 

Manny Deol - Owner / Realtor

Realtor Royal Le Page
604.832.6494
manny@mannydeol.ca

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Sean Barry

Director 2020-2022

Sean is a fabulous director.

Sean Barry - Owner

The Candy Shack

604.410.1600

candyshackmission@shaw.ca

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Aaron Brisebois

Director 2019-2021

Originally from Northern BC, Aaron moved to Mission five years ago from Vancouver in order to escape the big city and embrace her small-town roots. She loves the community and is passionate about working towards growth and change that embraces Mission's unique spirit. She is deeply interested in creative entrepreneurship and is always up for a business chat. Aaron strongly believes that there is a bright future for Downtown Mission and for the amazing businesses that call it home. Her spare time is spent cooking, getting outside, and being with family and friends.

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Peggy Fox

Director 2020-2022

Peggy is a fabulous director

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Rocky Blondin

Director 2020-2022

 

Rocky Blondin is a Professional Industrial Engineering Technologist by trade and training.  He has worked the world over on high-tech manufacturing and entertainment systems for a myriad of industries and customers - including Disneyland - and is very proud to call Mission home.  Why is he on the board of the DBA?  He is also part-owner of Independent Cycles in Mission, and with that role, he has become a serial entrepreneur, general manager, bike mechanic and continues his work on bicycling advocacy here in Mission.  Forever an innovator, he sees the downtown as the centre of commerce of Mission's past and the future, and has a vision and ideas on some steps all businesses can take, working together to get there.  He is a past-chair of the Economic Development Committee, past-President of the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association, current directing member of Mission Community Cycling Coalition (M3C), a current member of the Tourism Committee, and the District of Mission's 2020 Citizen of the Year.

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Carol Hamilton

District of Mission Liasion (Non Voting)

Carol is the District of Mission representative. She has called Mission home since 1975. She enjoyed a successful career in banking working 20 years for TD Canada Trust and 13 years with Envision Financial. Carol retired at the end of 2013. She has two adult children; her daughter and family live in Kelowna and her son lives in Mission. Carol has served as an elected School Trustee for Mission Public Schools for 9 years. As well, she is a Rotarian, a member of our Distribution Committee and our Development Committee, and she sits on the Board of Fraser House. Carol was inducted into Mission’s Sports Hall of Fame for her volunteer work with The BC Winter Games. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and hopes to improve her game.

Carol Hamilton - District of Mission Councillor

604-864-5877

chamilton@mission.ca

Jag Gill

District of Mission Liasion (Non Voting)

Born and raised in Mission, Jag Gill attended Cherry Hill Elementary, graduated from Mission Secondary, and then studied Business and Communications at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Gill holds a wealth of board experience, currently serving on Downtown Mission Business Association, Emergency Planning Committee, Municipal Insurance Association of BC, Mission Association for Senior Housing, Mission Arts Council, and the Cultural Resources Commission.

From a young age Gill was taught from his parents the value of working hard and to be grateful for what you have. Gill opened his first business in high school, Mission City Pizza, which he has grown and has become more successful then he could ever have dreamed of due to the support received from the Mission residents.

In 2018, Gill was elected as the youngest municipal Councillor in Mission and continues to working tirelessly on behalf of the residents of Mission. Last year, Gill also became a proud Rotary member. A big part of Gill’s life, which he enjoys, is volunteering with many great local organizations.

In his spare time, he enjoys long hikes with his puppy Kobe and reading a good book.

It’s Jag Gill’s love for the community that motivates him to strive for improvements and progress on a daily basis.

Jag Gill - District of Mission Councillor

604-832-9488

jgill@mission.ca

JoAnn Chadwick

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Liasion (Non Voting)

Jo-Anne has 20 years of banking experience and 10 years as co-owner and operations manager at Fraser River Safari tours. She brings a diverse set of skills to the Chamber which includes, customer service, administration, staff supervision, organizational management and marketing and promotion.

Jo-Anne has a deep commitment to the environment, community, and tourism and has volunteered in several different organizations over the years such as the Mission Chamber Board of Directors, Tourism Committee and the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.

Jo-Anne is excited to be joining the Chamber Team and to continue to showcase and promote both businesses in Mission as well as the incredible natural, cultural and historic assets here.

JoAnn Chadwick - Executive Director of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce

execdir@missionchamber.bc.ca

Gwen Atkinson

Community Futures / North Fraser Liasion (Non Voting)

Gwen’s background with a local credit union gave her the inspiration to want to help small businesses from the beginning of their journey. She has a passion for Marketing and helping businesses spread the word of their successes. As the Executive Director of Community Futures, she is excited to help small businesses in her community from start to end.  Gwen has lived in Mission most of her life and loves the town and all it has to offer, has always enjoyed being involved in the community, from fundraising for local charities to being an active Executive Board member with the Mission Skating Club. 

 

Gwen Atkinson - Executive Director of Community Futures Development Corporation of North Fraser
gatkinson@northfraser.org

Mission Downtown Business Association

7311 James Street

Mission, BC

V2V 3V5

604-826-7311

info@downtownmission.ca

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