Ron is a life-long resident of Victoria. He has degrees from University of British Columbia in Chemical Engineering and the University of Victoria in Japanese Studies and French. Ron has served as chairman of the Victoria’s Heritage Advisory Committee, President of the Canadian Paper Money Society, the British Columbia Volleyball Association, the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust, Chairman of the Maritime Museum of B.C. Foundation, President of the British Columbia Historical Federation and also the Victoria Historical Society. He won the Heritage Canada Regional Award of Honour in 1982 for the restoration of the Capital Iron facades in Victoria. In 2010 he was named one of Outstanding Alumni by the University of Victoria for his volunteer services. His book on Carlo Gentile, Gold Rush Photographer, 1863 – 1866 won the Lt –Governor’s Award for Historic Writing in May of 2016. In 2018 he received the Medal of Good Citizenship, a medal introduced in 2015 by the Government of British Columbia for volunteer service.
For more information:
We won’t spam!