People of Parkgate

Stories from our Community

We all carry with us a unique and special story.

Here, we regularly feature stories about the lives of people living in and around the Parkgate community. We celebrate each person’s life story – we learn, we are inspired, and we see the diverse nature of our community.

Wayne Smith

Wayne has always felt an affinity to the earth and working with his hands. As a young boy, he learned about building from his father and his mother encouraged his love of plants and tilling the soil. He also has a strong sense of place and connection to the land. For Wayne, Deep Cove is his home and its where his roots run deep.

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Ryan Thaulad

A first-year student at Capilano University, Ryan is actively and purposefully setting the course for his future while also continuing to give back to the community that had such a significant positive impact on his childhood.

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Desiree Olsten

With deep roots in the local area and an eye on the future, Desiree Olsten lives a life in alignment with her belief in the value of community and placemaking.

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John and Donna’s Story

He was on the high school football team and she was a cheerleader. It is the genesis of dreams and of movie plots but for Donna and John, it was the beginning of a true story of life-long love and a commitment to doing good in the world.

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