Historic site shuffles staff
One of the region’s top tourist attractions has shuffled some staff. Danielle MacKenzie has been promoted to artifact registrar at Craigdarroch Castle, succeeding Jeanne Gaboury who moved to Winnipeg. MacKenzie previously served a variety of administrative and visitor services duties and is now charged with the care, conservation and documentation of the national historic site’s 7,000-plus artifacts. MacKenzie’s post as senior historic house museum worker was filled by Trevor Woodland, who began as a volunteer at Craigdarroch and is currently enrolled in the cultural resource management program at UVic. The newest addition to the team of casual historic house museum workers is Adriana Ayers, who holds a masters in public history.
Old jeans, good cause
The Pettersen family, who have owned the Levi Store downtown for two decades, are staging their annual Trade In Jean Event. You can take your gently worn pair of jeans to the Government Street store for discounts on new pairs. The upshot is the old jeans will be donated to 1UP at the Single Parent Resource Center, which helps needy families.
New face on Pavilion Board
Maxine Dell has been appointed by the Oak Bay Kiwanis Health Care Society as a director on the Pavilion Board, a complex care facility which specializes in the care of people with dementia. Dell has served as manager of housing with the Capital Mental Health Association and as a board member on the B.C. Housing Association and as a liaison between the St. Peters Abbeyfield Housing Society and B.C. Housing. She also works with the Red Cross, Greater Victoria Public Library and Point Ellice Heritage House. Dell joins Dave Cockle, Brian Beckett, Barbara Gies, Steve Orcherton, Andrew Law and Joan Trumble on the Pavilion Board.
Victoria-based Connect Hearing, Canada’s largest network of hearing professionals with 112 clinics in seven provinces, has been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for a second consecutive year. Connect was cited for several best-practices including work-life balance incentives, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, transition options for older and retiring workers, RRSP matching and incentive programs.
— Times Colonist
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