2019 Powell River April 12-14




qathet Regional District and the City of Powell River are joint hosts for 2019. Convention information will be updated as available.

EA Representative Ian Winn

Ian Winn was elected as the Sunshine Coast Regional District Director for Area F, West Howe Sound on November 15, 2014. This is Ian’s first term in office. He is currently the SCRD Board Vice-Chair and in this term has served as the Chair of the Planning and Community Development committee and the Chair of the Corporate and Administrative Services committee. Ian is the Board appointee to the Solid Waste Plan Monitoring Committee, and the Area F appointee to the Gibson’s and District Fire Commission. Area F includes many islands in Howe Sound and the SCRD owns and maintains 7 port facilities on the islands of Gambier Island and Keats Island as well as on the Sunshine Coast mainland. Ian serves as the Board liaison on the Ports Monitors Committee.

Ian is involved with the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities and was elected as Electoral Area Representative to that association in 2017. He also serves as the SCRD appointee to the AVICC Special Committee on Solid Waste Management.

The ecological recovery of Howe Sound is extremely important to Ian, and he serves on a number of task forces and ad hoc committees to represent his constituents on matters related to environmental protection and economic growth.

Ian and his wife Mary, knew, when they visited 25 years ago that they wanted to make the Sunshine Coast their home. They purchased a cottage and enjoyed their weekends and summer vacations in Tuwanek. In 2005 they became full time residents, building and operating a B&B in Tuwanek. In 2010 they moved to Williamson’s Landing where they continue to operate a successful B&B.

A BCIT graduate in the industrial electronics program, Ian’s career grew to include many managerial and leadership roles in resource based manufacturing, supply chain management, and industrial engineering. Ian travelled throughout the world as a manufacturing project manager, while never losing sight of the importance of his wife, and 2 children, He has been active with youth organizations, volunteering with Scouting, Air Cadets, and Scientist and Innovators in the classroom. Since retiring from the corporate world, Ian has been working as an elected official, a kayak guide, assisting in the operation of their B&B, completing many home renovation projects and best of all embracing fun times with his 4 grandchildren.

Ian supports sustainable economic development and regional growth throughout the Sunshine Coast, recognizing the need for our industries to operate in harmony with our residents.   He strongly believes that continued economic growth, should never have a detrimental impact on the environment.