The Village Committee
The Village Committee is comprised of dedicated people with specific roles and duties. They are:
Volunteer Coordinator, Secretary
Lee has lived in Ottawa since 1996. Volunteeriesm is important to her, and has often been known to say ‘many hands make small work’. She was an executive Board member on Capital Pride for four years and has been involved with the Village Committee for two years. She is committed to working with the great Village People who constantly and consitently help with the various Village activities and fundraisers.
Chair, Business Relations
Ian is passionate about creating social change through communications. An experienced media coach, political tactician and engaging speaker he is now quoted widely in Canada’s media. He is a regular on Power & Politics on CBC News Channel and is a go-to source for comment on the changing world of communications. He was named Xtra Canada’s Political Activist of the Year in their annual Hero Awards.
A staunch believer in the Village, Hershel has been on the board since its inception. He lives in the Village, where he and his husband are raising their two young children. Hershel also works in the Village as a family doctor. Says Hershel, “I see how the Village can be a place of diversity and safety, and a thriving community for persons of all ages.”
Interested in joining the Village and have experience or expertise in any of the positions currently listed below? Contact Chair Ian Capstick to find out how you can get involved in this exciting organization.
Fundraising and Sponsorship
Public Art Coordinator
Living in Ottawa for almost 40 years, Glenn is passionate about making Canada’s Capital a safer, more exciting place for the GLBT community to live, work and play. After attending a town hall meeting in February 2006 to discuss the queer community’s interests regarding the reconstruction of Bank Street, he decided to get involved in the formation of an officially designated Village in the heart of the busy commercial and residential neighbourhood surrounding Bank Street. Since then, Glenn has offered his time and experience as a self-employed graphics and Web designer (Jack Of All Trades Design) to the Village in the role of Chair and handling media, promotion and communications, as well as donating his services as graphic/Web designer to the Capital Pride Festival from 2005-2010. Glenn is proud of the many continued successes of the Village. He was honoured to be awarded the 2007 Capital Xtra Hero Award as Community Activist of the Year and to be named the 2010 Capital Pride Parade’s Grand Marshal.