Our Community Involvement
Enjoy a genial stroll along Sidney's vibrant main thoroughfare or miles of waterfront walkway and you'll see a town that has developed a character and personality that is both comfortable and dynamic.
That Sidney is one of the most sought-after communities for young families, professionals and retirees is no accident. It is the outcome of careful planning and "out of the box" thinking from people who care about this special spot they call home.
Jack Barker has played a key role in charting Sidney's course to become the vibrant community it is today. His fervent belief in "giving to the community" is backed by countless hours devoted to local initiatives.
From 1996 to 1999, Jack served as municipal Councillor for the Town of Sidney, actively participated in Sidney's Vision Committee, the Waterfront Advisory Committee, and also has been Sidney's representative for Tourism Victoria.
During Jack's tenure as Chair of the Community Development Office (CDO) and President of the Sidney Business Association (SBA) 2002 – 2004
- membership swelled from 50 businesses to 235
- he spearheaded numerous bold marketing initiatives aimed at promoting Sidney to residents of Greater Victoria and points beyond
- he introduced new, exciting events, like the annual Christmas Tree Festival, for locals to enjoy and give visitors even more reasons to visit Sidney
Improving recreation and cultural facilities for Sidney residents, especially young people, is one of Jack's special passions.
Ask Jack which of his many contributions he finds most personally rewarding, he'll probably point to Sidney's Skateboard Park or to his BC Children's Hospital Foundation 2005 Circle of Courage donation honour.
Jack was also responsible for the founding of the Saanich Peninsula Society, which builds endowment funds through gifts and donations, the returns re-directed via grants to local non-profit organizations. Most recently Jack chaired the planning committee for the award-winning Sidney Fine Art Show, and has personally supported the Show with generous price donations.
Things get done with Jack on the team!
Treating clients like family is both a guiding principle and a way of life for Lori Ann.
Lori Ann is dedicated to listening intently and matching individuals and families with the properties that best suit their needs. As a full time realtor, Lori Ann will work to ensure your buying or selling experience is as positive and seamless as possible.
Lori Ann has spent her entire life on the Peninsula, and given this, has extensive knowledge of the realty landscape. After graduating, she worked in Victoria for the Ministry of Finance and then moved onto her passion of raising youth. Lori Ann and her husband, Darryl, operated a group home for teenage children and then continued as a parent for children with special needs. Before moving onto Lori Ann’s passion of Real Estate, she opened, owned and operated a small retail business in Brentwood Bay.
Lori Ann brings her experience as special needs foster parent and a small business owner to real estate. She learned how to be patient, detail oriented, proactive and a strong advocate.
The mother of two successful daughters, Lori Ann has coached softball, served on the Peninsula Minor Hockey executive, sat on the school P.A.C. and helped organize many community events. Now a Grandmother of three granddaughters she looks forward to helping the next generation.
It would be a pleasure and an honour to serve as your realtor!