D1_Ed-Chwyl300Ed Chwyl / Chair

The Chwyl family moved from Calgary to Victoria in 2001 upon Ed’s retirement after 30 years in the oil and gas industry. Ed continues to be involved in the “oilpatch”, serving on four boards: Baytex Energy Corp., Long Run Exploration, US Oil Sands Inc., and Kaisen Energy Corp. While in Calgary, Ed’s volunteer work included serving as chairman of the Petroleum Society, chairman of the Calgary YMCA, and chairing the inaugural capital campaign to build Webber Academy, now ranked as the top private school in Alberta.

Since moving to Victoria, he has served as the chair of the Victoria Conservatory of Music, as president of the Victoria Master Gardening Association, as president of the Holy Cross Catholic Parish, and as a board member of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.

He is also an advisor and financial supporter of the Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta which is currently being built in Edmonton. Ed and Mary have three children, all attending university… at Calgary, Waterloo, and Pale Alto, California. Now that they are empty nesters, Ed and Mary will be adding extensive travel to their schedule.

Larry_PhillipsLarry P. Phillips / Past-Chair

Larry Phillips is recently retired from a career in the information technology industry where he established a solid reputation as a business leader and senior practitioner.

He was the Fujitsu Consulting Vice President responsible for sales and service delivery to public and private sector clients in British Columbia. In this capacity he managed the Vancouver and Victoria offices and was a member of regional and national management committees. Larry was also a Partner with Ernst & Young and Regional Consulting Director with the LGS Group. In his consulting years he built a strong practice in strategic planning, project direction and contract administration.

Larry has always had an interest in the art of Bonsai. He is an active member of the Vancouver Island Bonsai Society and Curator of the HCP Bonsai Garden.

He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and a Certified Management Consultant.

Rhordon Wikkramatileke

Rhordon Wikkramatileke / Vice-Chair

Rhordon is a consultant and educator who teaches courses on performance management, strategic planning and management, strategy execution, professional sales, communications, and leadership practices at the University of Victoria.

female_placeholderJane Burns / Treasurer

More information coming soon.

female_placeholderGail Gabel / Secretary

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D2_Ian-Duncan300Ian Duncan

HCP member and volunteer
Maintains the garden’s irrigation and drainage systems
Helped establish a corporate sponsorship with Westech Irrigation
Recently retired with a background in managing retail stores
Has extensive Board experience including Victoria Home Builders Association and the Rhododendron Society
Board interest: establish corporate sponsorship program

Shannon von Kaldenberg

Shannon von Kaldenberg is a highly respected and regarded advancement professional with extensive experience in fundraising, strategic planning, human resource development and communications with a strong network of contacts provincially, nationally and internationally. With 40 years of experience she has a diverse career working in the education, social services, health care, and corporate sectors. Twenty five years of senior management experience, successfully leading small and large staff and
volunteer teams.
Shannon was Chief Philanthropy Officer for Heart and Stroke Canada, Associate Vice President Alumni and Development University of Victoria, Associate Dean, External Relations at the Sauder School of Business, Associate Vice President Development, University of British Columbia and Vice President, Western Region Ketchum Canada, President of the Vancouver Hospital and Health Science Centre Foundation and Vice President Fundraising and Communications United Way of the Lower mainland. Shannon was a member of the BCIT Fundraising Management Advisory Committee and Faculty member, a member of the Greater Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Nominating Committee. Shannon has sat on a number of Boards in BC including the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and AFP Canada, where she is past President for both Boards. She was also on the Richmond School District Business Advisory Board, and is presently serving as a Board member for the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. Shannon is the 2016 recipient of the AFP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vicki Sanders

Vicki has deep roots in the community. Her pioneer family, Alexander and Mary Wilson, settled in Victoria in 1859. This legacy, along with the vision and values instilled in Vicki by her father, businessman Stan V. Wright, who founded the Stan V. Wright Ltd. magazine and book distribution company, shaped a commitment to, and involvement in, Saanich. Vicki is married, has three grown children and five grandchildren.

Vicki Sanders has had years of community service. She was a founding member of both the Camosun Community Association and the Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association. In addition to being president of QCHCA for six years, Vicki served as chair of the Saanich Community Association Network (SCAN) for five years.

Vicki served four terms on Saanich Council and at the CRD from 2005 to 2018. Local government is her passion. She strongly believes it is the closest level of government to the people which gives them the opportunity to have a say in their community.  

While on council she served as council liaison to HCP for seven years.  She was able to make accomplishments in the environment, land use and sustainability, as well as for arts, culture and heritage:  eliminating plastic water bottles in municipal facilities; reducing waste and energy use; preserving Saanich heritage; leading the Saanich 150 campaign and the time capsule that will tell our story to a future generation.

In retirement she continues to be involved in the Shelbourne Community Kitchen, Saanich Heritage Foundation and the Saanich Pulling Together Program.

Judy Harrison

Judy is a retired public school administrator who recently joined the HCP Board of Directors, where she is also volunteering in the HCP’s vegetable garden. She is an avid gardener and traveler while scheduling other ‘extracurricular’ activities for family, fitness, golf and reading, including membership in two book clubs.

During her career in education, Judy had the unique opportunity to work at the Kindergarten to grade 12 levels for over 30 years. Her background was in Special Education, ESL, Careers and Administration. Since retiring, she also served on the Board for Community Living Victoria.

Steve Kleinschmidt

More information coming soon.