Art Pollard has contributed over 40 years of community service for the betterment of Saanich. Recently retired from a 32-year career at BCFerries, he strongly believes in giving back to his community as an elected councillor and CRD director.
A community activist for most of his life, his educational background (BA in Political Science ) UVic. Diplomas in Volunteer Management, Public Relations and Conference Management and his solid leadership experience make him an exceptional choice.
Art has volunteered for many worthwhile causes within and outside of the Municipality of Saanich. Art is a freelance writer, speech coach, and communications specialist with a proven track record of leadership.
Art has been involved in the following:
Civic Service Saanich Civic Event Committee
Saanich Centennial Committee
Saanich Block Watch Area Coordinator Quadra Cedar Hill for 17 years. During that time Block Watches doubled from 34-65 resulting in the largest Block Watch area in Saanich.
Saanich-Cedar Hill Golf committee-public representative: 10 years.
Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association: 7 years as Executive Director-representing Cook Linwood.
University of Victoria Alumni Association: 6 years including one year as Vice President.
Victoria Commonwealth Games Society: Public relations officer Harborfest and Airport Venues.
Save-on Foods 2021-22: Top store fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and Victoria Hospital Foundation, raising over $10,000 dollars
Current Block Watch Captain Linwood Avenue.
BC Special Olympics-public relations coordinator
Victoria Commonwealth Games Society- Gold passport for 200 hours of volunteering
Volunteer Public relations coordinator Celebrity Auction Victoria Volunteer Bureau
Coordinator 2 Saanich Block Watch Take a shot at Crime golf tournaments.
Supporter of the Project Literacy Golf Tournament
Supporter Make a Wish foundation Golf tournament
Supporter Blind Children’s Centre of LA.