Tim Baillie has lived in Surrey since 1960 and raised raised two sons, Kyle and Reese as a single father. Tim is firefighter in the City of Surrey since 1985 and now holds the rank of Captain. His Board experience includes United Way of the Lower Mainland, NAGS (Newton Advocacy Group Society), IAFF Local 1271, BCPFFA Executive (British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association), BCPFF Burn Fund, BC Federation of Labour Executive, New Westminster and District Labour Council Executive, Community Advisory Board of Surrey Remand Centre, Vibrant Surrey. Tim also sat on the Surrey Food Bank Foundation Board many years ago.
Sam Sidhu was born and raised in British Columbia and moved to Surrey in 1989 with his wife and four children. Sam has been a proud resident and volunteer in Surrey for the past 20 plus years. Sam has held a variety of volunteer positions such as a Youth Baseball Coach and a Soccer Coach.
Professionally, Sam has been employed with Rogers Communications Inc. for the past 10 years and currently is Director of Human Resources for the Western Region. Prior to his positions in Human Resources, Sam has held positions in Operations Management and Marketing.
Sam is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) as well as a Certified Executive Coach (CEC). Sam graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Business and in Arts.
Glen is 51 years old, married with no children. Originally from Winnipeg and moved to Surrey in 1995.
Glen has been in the logistics business for over 30 years and is currently Regional Distribution Manager with Versacold Refrigerated Logistics where his areas of responsibility include warehousing and transportation for the Derwent Center on Annacis Island and a small facility in Kamloops.
Glen is a Professional Member of the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute and is also on the Quality Advisory Teams of British Columbia, Practitioners Program
Glen has received a number of Versacold Iceberg Awards:
- Outstanding Customer Orientation Award, 2003
- Best Bottom Line Award, 2004
- Best Employee Recognition Award 2004
- Best Bottom Line Award, 2005
When not a work, Glen enjoys motorcycles, traveling and sports.
Rafik moved to Surrey in 2005 from Toronto. He is married and has two children. Rafik has volunteered as a Vice-Principal in his local Sunday school for 4 years. He is currently volunteering as the PAC committee Treasurer in the local High School. Rafik considers himself very fortunate to be Canadian, and strongly believes in voluntary work. After attending the Administrative Studies Program at York
University, Rafik worked at Arthur Andersen as an articling student for 3 years and at IBM Canada as Staff Accountant for the past 9 years.
Sheida’s first visit to Surrey was in 1987 and she fell in love with the city, it’s vast green spaces and parks. This experience led her to move to Surrey from another city in Lower Mainland in 1993.
Sheida has worked in the Restaurant Industry for over 25 years. Currently she is the People Development Manager (looking after Training & Human Resources) for PH Restaurants LP which owns and operates 44 Pizza Hut locations in BC. Sheida has held various positions within the Restaurant Industry; Restaurant General Manager at various location in Lower Mainland but 6 years in Surrey, Western Canada Training Manager and Fraser Valley District Manager. Sheida has completed BCIT’s Human Resources Management Program.
Sheida loves to travel, hike and trek. She has been trekking through Himalayas (been to the Everest Base Camp twice – both Nepal & Tibet sides), summated Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and most recently summated Mount Damavand in Iran (the highest free standing dormant volcano in Middle East). Through these travels and meeting with different people and cultures, Sheida gets even more appreciation for life in Surrey Canada and understand the responsibility of giving back to her community. Sheida feels it is a privilege to be able to help Surrey Food Bank and she believes that she always gets more out of the helping out experience than what she puts in.
Marcie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and is the owner of W.I.S.E (Women In Strength Everywhere) where she mentors women toward success by networking online. Marcie is committed to the development of the Surrey Food Bank's achievement through the concept of connection and culture, executive team leadership and strategizing. Marcie was employed in the law enforcement field for 24 years and is a breast cancer survivor- where she has made frequent public speaking appearances for television, radio, conferences and group functions. Marcie has been actively involved on the Board of Directors since 2007.
Chuck Keeling literally grew up in the horse racing/gaming industry. His family owned several race tracks, and Keeling worked various “front side” positions (as opposed to backstretch or racing positions) throughout high school and university. Through some untimely deaths in the family, Keeling was thrust into the position of managing the company’s two racetracks by the time he was 24. Shortly thereafter, he led the eight year campaign to secure slot machine approval both municipally and provincially for Fraser Downs and Sandown Park.
In late 2004, GCGC successfully acquired these race track assets and elevated Keeling into the new VP, Racing Operations position to oversee the acquired assets as well as Hastings Racecourse and the company’s TBC Teletheatre interests (and subsequently Flamboro and Georgian Downs, as well). At its height, GCGC’s Racing Division accounted for almost 20% of the company’s staff and gross revenue.
In late 2010, Keeling left the company to pursue private equity interests but returned in late 2011 to fill the new position of Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations with GCGC.
- Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40, 2005
- Horseperson of the Year, 2004
- Businessperson of the Year, Surrey Board of Trade, 2009
- Director of Standardbred Canada, the Toronto-based national association for Canadian harness racing, 2001-2010
- Director of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, 2008-2011
- Involved with myriad number of other associations in various capacities
Charles has been a professional social worker with the BC Government for over 20 years working in Surrey, Vancouver and Northern BC. He was a social worker with the Ministry for Children and Family Development from 1989 to 2006, and is currently a Facilitator with Community Living BC (CLBC) in Surrey.
Charles is very active in various social and community affairs in Surrey, and is a strong advocate in the areas of poverty, homelessness and people with disabilities. He serves on the Social Policy Committee with the Surrey Board of Trade and works closely with the City of Surrey Outreach and Support Program. In his role with CLBC he has worked diligently to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities in the fields of employment, education and community recreation. In 2010, he was the inaugural winner of the Don Philpott - Making a Difference Award at CLBC.
Charles has also been a labour activist and shop steward with the BC Government and Services Employees Union (BCGEU) for over 15 years. He is currently the Labour-Management Chair for BCGEU employees who work for CLBC across the province.
Charles has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria. In his spare time, he loves to spend time in the BC outdoors pursuing mountain biking, hiking, surfing and photography. He lives in Surrey with his wife Debbie and daughter Madeleine.
Carol has worked in the Financial Services industry for 35 years, the past 13 in theSurreymarketplace in her current role as District Executive Asst. - Vancouver Suburban District for BMO – Bank of Montreal. She has held a variety of management roles within the organization including Senior Branch Manager, Audit Manager and her current role as District Executive Assistant. Carol holds an MBA fromDalhousieUniversityinHalifax.
Carol was first introduced to the Surrey Food Bank through a volunteer opportunity and was inspired by the work of the staff and other volunteers to make a difference in their community. Since then she continues to volunteer and organize BMO teams to do the same.
Carol is passionate about giving back and through her role at BMO has held a number of positions spearheading Employee charitable boards, including developing strategy, vision and fundraising events.
She is the current Chair of the BMO Employee Giving Community Council for BC & Yukon Division and is a past National Board Member for the BMO Employee Charitable Foundation, a position she held for 8 years. In addition, Carol was a volunteer at the 2010 Winter Olympics inVancouverand at the 1994 Commonwealth Games inVictoria.
Carol lives in Abbotsford, loves to travel, golf, spending time with friends and family and enjoys the outdoors with her puppy Abbey.
Our Board of Directors is a volunteer position. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please call us at (604) 581-5443 or via email.