Meet Art PollardArt 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:

checkmarkCivic Service Saanich Civic Event Committee

checkmarkSaanich Centennial Committee

checkmarkSaanich 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.

checkmarkSaanich-Cedar Hill Golf committee-public representative: 10 years.

checkmarkQuadra Cedar Hill Community Association: 7 years as  Executive Director-representing Cook Linwood.

checkmarkUniversity of Victoria Alumni Association: 6 years including one year as Vice President.

checkmarkVictoria Commonwealth Games Society: Public relations officer Harborfest and Airport Venues.

Other causes

checkmarkSave-on Foods 2021-22: Top store fundraiser for Children’s Hospital and Victoria Hospital Foundation, raising over $10,000 dollars

checkmarkCurrent Block Watch Captain Linwood Avenue.

checkmarkBC Special Olympics-public relations coordinator

checkmarkUnited Way-canvasser

checkmarkVictoria Commonwealth Games Society- Gold passport for 200 hours of volunteering

checkmarkVolunteer Public relations coordinator  Celebrity Auction Victoria Volunteer Bureau

checkmarkCoordinator  2 Saanich Block Watch Take a shot at Crime golf tournaments.

checkmarkSupporter of the Project Literacy Golf Tournament

checkmarkSupporter Make a Wish foundation Golf tournament

checkmarkSupporter Blind Children’s Centre of LA.