2019 Board of Directors
President – Tim Evans
I was born and raised in Victoria and after attending Camosun College I worked in the banking industry in Vancouver for 11 years before returning to Victoria to take up a job in finance at BC Ferries. After a 28-year career there, I retired at the end of 2013. I have owned a few sports cars in my time, but after retirement I decided it was time to get a Porsche. Knowing a few Porsche owners who were part of the Porsche club, it sounded like a great group, and with a Porsche in the garage, we (my wife, Marilyn, is an associate member) paid our membership and joined PCA.
Since joining, we have enjoyed many driving events and get-togethers, and have met a lot of great people, that is what makes the Porsche Club such a great group, friendly people and good times!
Now, after three years as the treasurer I am excited about taking on the role of president and working with the other members of the executive to ensure our club continues to offer a great experience for our members.
Vice President – Garth Webber Atkins
Membership – Garth Webber Atkins
I have long admired Porsche 944’s. I thought the styling very elegant, and a hatchback is so practical. Plus, well…. it’s a Porsche! I didn’t really think I’d ever own one, but time works wonders on used car prices, so in 2013, after looking for several years, I found the vehicular equivalent of a scruffy dog at the pound, begging me to take it home (1986 944 Turbo, Kalahari Beige) . We have been having fun together ever since, participating in club drives and socials, and getting to know other Porsche owners and cars (It’s so cute when they play together).
I live in Victoria, and am recently semi-retired from my career as a natural resource manager. My husband is also a fan of classic cars, and spirited driving, and we enjoy sharing this hobby. He is happy to attend VIRPCA events with me, when they don’t conflict with his own club’s activities.
I look forward to meeting more VIRPCA members, and to hearing from folks who are interested in joining the club.
Secretary – Ross Mosher
In late 2019 I retired from NAVCANADA. Then Sandy (my wife) and I bought our first Porsche (Macan S) packed it up, loaded in our Golden Retriever and drove out to Vancouver Island to our new home in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.
My first encounter with the VIRPCA was at an Eagle Creek Cars and Coffee. I remember driving up to the gathering, seeing all the Porsches lined up and meeting the members who welcomed us like long lost friends. Prove positive of the expression “its not the cars its the people”. After attending a few Cars and Coffees, I got a hankering for another sports car and soon found a beautiful low mileage 2013 white Boxster S.
As the new VIRPCA Secretary, I look forward to working with the Executive Board and members to make 2020 a fun filled year.
Treasurer – Trevor Ross
My wife Sonia and I transferred from the Wildrose Region to the to the Vancouver Island Region of the PCA in 2018. We purchased our Guards Red 2008 997 C4S from Victoria Porsche but it lived in Calgary where it was my daily driver; snow tyres and seat warmers were a must. We retired several years ago and moved full-time to the Island in 2019. We’re from here originally and have lived here part-time for 15 years. We love living in BC again.
I worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 30+ years in various roles in finance and operations. I am past President of a professional association and am excited to volunteer with the VIRPCA as Treasurer. I had only been to a few events before volunteering but enjoyed the people that I met and especially enjoyed seeing the vintage cars come out of their garages. Hope to see lots more.
North Island Director – Wendy Woodley
Bio coming shortly
Mid-Island Director – Dan Bourlet
I have been a PCA member since 2008 when I bought my first Porsche.
As a young boy growing up I only dreamed about the coveted Porsche 930 Turbo in Guards Red as in the poster hanging over my bed.
I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after High School, I bought my first car, a VW Beetle. I worked for a year before graduating from Electrical Technology, after graduation I moved to Calgary to start a career in Computer based Control Systems. After a 36 year career I retired and my wife Tracy and moved to Vancouver Island. We are enjoying our retirement, meeting so many interesting people from all walks of life. PCA has given me the opportunity to meet many very friendly people with our common interest.
In 2008 I had the opportunity to drive a Cassis Red 930 Turbo, and after a few drives I regrettably decided not to purchase. Then moved onto buying a new 2008 RS-60 Spyder Boxster S, limited edition. After that in 2009 I bought a 1986 Carrera 3.2 Guards Red whale tail and sunroof, a beautiful air-cooled car. I sold the 3.2 in 2012 and replaced it with a 2004 911 Turbo cabriolet. As an enthusiast, I have great respect and appreciation for how each car is so different and handles in its own unique way.
Vancouver Island Region PCA is unique, with a very large geographic area and with very interesting loyal members. We have common interests in the ability of each Porsche, with the members enjoying a variety of activities, drives and events. We live in such a beautiful area and are so fortunate to be able to enjoy a longer driving season than other chapters. I am proud to be a VIR member.
South Island Director – Imogen Burr
In 2013 I bought my 2010 Porsche Cayman and joined the Vancouver Island Porsche Club. I enjoyed the driving activities and people immensely!
Previously, I was on the Board in 2015-2016 as Membership Director. For several years I have taken great pleasure in hosting the annual Spring Fling Drive and I look forward to it in 2020.
I am eager to meet and share new driving experiences with our current and new members in 2020!
Newsletter Chair – Steve Fairbrother
After 38 years working in the IT industry in UK and Canada, I am retired and live with my wife in Saanichton. I have been volunteering for a number of years in roles of Treasurer, Editor, Webmaster and Secretary in organizations such as:- Victoria Macintosh & iOS Users Group, Victoria Horticultural Society and our children’s school PAC.
I have always loved cars and enjoy most motor sports and held a British Racing license in my early twenties! We bought our first Porsche in 2008, a Cayenne S, since then we have purchased two new Macan S models from Porsche Centre Victoria.
I look forward to being your Newsletter Director for another year and looking after our MotorsportReg.com website, so please keep me up to date with your own Porsche related information so we can spread the word about these great cars, both old and new!
Rally Chair – Klaus Kreye
Competition Chair – Dean Aikenhead
Insurance Chair – James Renfrew
Webmaster – Dave Nickel
I started off my career in the 70’s at BCIT becoming an Electronics Technologist. Worked my way through several companies in Vancouver and became a Programmer Analyst. My wife and I decided to have/raise our children in a smaller town so we quit our jobs and moved to Campbell River in 1989. We bought a jewellery store and ran that for 12 years where I became a Goldsmith. I currently work for Telus as a Network Tech bringing the joys IP to everyone. Cars were late in life, I bought the last new TR7 in Vancouver and sold it 10 months later due to rust, grinding gears and Luca Prince of Darkness. In 2007 I bought a friend’s 944 and got the bug with my son Derek’s help; he forced me to join this little club I had never heard of 😉
Soon followed by the 944S2, the 968 that we tastefully modded and supercharged! I now have a 911 cab that I wish I had bought when they were ½ price….
Past President – John McGurran
I have been a member of the Vancouver Island Region of PCA for three years. I joined the executive as secretary in 2015 and served as Membership Director in 2017.
I am honoured to serve the club as its president. My main goal is to help improve our members’ experience of their cars and of the club through our touring, social and competitive events.
By the way, I have the perfect car: a 2001 996 C4 which, with summer and winter wheel sets, serves as my daily driver. In addition to its awe-inspiring driving characteristics the 996 C4 is large enough to hold a double bass. Bet you did not know that!