On the Street: Soccer club’s store, North Saanich CAO, RBCM executive

Soccer club opens store downtown

The Pacific Football Club, which takes to the pitch next spring in the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League, has opened a downtown Victoria merchandise store. The club, which will play home games at a renovated Westhills Stadium, has opened its store at 665 Fort St.

The team has revealed its season ticket packages, which will range in price from $250 to $999 for the 14 home games.

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Buyers will be able to select their seats in early 2019.

The soccer season runs between April and October.

North Saanich appoints new CAO

Tim Tanton has been named the new chief administrative officer for the District of North Saanich, to replace the retiring Rob Buchan.

Tanton was chosen after a search that included more than 80 applicants.

“We're confident that Tim is the right choice for this critical position and brings with him considerable skill, passion and familiarity with North Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula,” said Mayor Geoff Orr.

An engineer, Tanton previously held positions as director of infrastructure services in North Saanich and integrated water services at the Capital Regional District. He is currently director of development services in Sidney.

Tanton starts in his new position on Jan. 7.

Royal B.C. Museum welcomes new executive

Joanne Orr has joined the Royal B.C. Museum as vice-president of collections, research and international programs, and deputy chief executive. Orr brings more than 30 years of experience working in and with museums, most recently in the United Kingdom. For the past 13 years she worked on a national strategy for museums in Scotland. “It is the strength of the collections at the Royal B.C. Museum that has attracted me to this position, in particular the Indigenous collections and the repatriation program,” said Orr. “I chaired the academic working group [for the Museums Galleries in Scotland] that developed the Guidelines for the Care of Human Remains and Sacred Objects and have championed good practice in this area. I am passionate about Indigenous partnership and repatriation.”

Victoria airport Authority has new directors

The Victoria Airport Authority has added Allan Haynes and Paul Gerrard to its board of directors. Haynes, representing the District of Saanich, worked for Air Canada in its London and European regional offices where he held a variety of marketing positions. He later transferred to the Montreal head office where he worked in schedule development, long range planning, intercontinental routes and commercial strategy. After a brief spell as a restaurateur, he returned to the aviation sector as an independent marketing consultant for the International Air Transport Association and several major airport authorities. Gerrard, representing the Capital Regional District, has more than 40 years in the construction industry in England, Toronto and B.C. and his company is a member of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association and Vancouver Island Construction Association. He was a councillor for Saanich from 2008 to 2014.

Honours for John Hart generating station project

SNC-Lavalin and B.C. Hydro have won the outstanding project award from Canadian Hydropower Association for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project near Campbell River. The Tunnelling Association Canada also recognized John Hart as its innovative project of the year.

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