Lisa Park immigrated from South Korea 22 years ago and has made British Columbia her home. As a primary school teacher in School District No. 41, she demonstrates her belief that every individual deserves a good education.
Ms. Park has taught in various schools and institutions in Alberta and British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, a Bachelor of Education, and a TESOL certificate. She is also qualified as an Exercise Rehabilitation trainer and is an avid advocate for active and healthy living.
Ms. Park believes the public education system should provide great education for all students, their parents, and families.
Ms. Zoë Royer is actively engaged in community life in the Tri-Cities with her decade of experience as a Port Moody city councillor (2011-2022), and library trustee. Ms. Royer also worked in dentistry for 22 years, and is a mother of two daughters, a recent grandmother, artist, author, and local business owner. Her family immigrated from Scotland when she was a baby. The move was a result of her Dad, a geophysicist, in search of opportunity in Calgary's energy sector. Her mother, a young doctor at the time of immigration, went on to become Canada's first female OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), and helped shape Canada's policies on gender equality. In 2004, Ms. Royer met her Francophone husband, Gaёtan, when he was CAO for the City of Port Moody. In the early years of their marriage, she became a Canadian citizen and so began her passion for democracy and equality.
Ms. Royer believes the Arts has a way of bringing people together. In 2016, she took the leap following a successful career of 22 years in healthcare to open a commercial art gallery in Port Moody. There, she curated multiple exhibitions featuring professional and emerging West Coast artists and hosted over forty events. She also founded and chaired KaBoom! the Port Moody Art Explosion, co-founded The Shuffle, Port Moody's Art Walk. Ms. Royer chaired and vice-chaired many of Port Moody's civic committees; Arts and Culture, Community Advisory and Planning (CPAC), Community Care, Economic Development, Finance, Heritage Commission, Land Use, Senior's Focus, and Transportation. Ms. Royer was the City's representative for Metro Vancouver's Climate Action Committee, Coquitlam's School District 43 Childcare, Port Moody Fire Department, and Affordable Housing task forces, as well as the Fraser Health Municipal Regional Committee, the Youth Focus Committee, Municipal Insurance Association of BC, TriCities Chamber of Commerce, Golden Spike Days Society, the Port Moody Arts Centre Society Board, Advisory Design Panel, E-COMM 9-1-1. As a panelist for Young Women's Civic Leaders, Canadian Women Voters Congress, and a supporter of the Tri-City Women's Conference, Ms. Royer shares her experience and expertise to mentor women into leadership roles and to actively participate in our democracy.