Bio - Meet Phil
I am a 17-year resident of Sooke, a retired production/quality assurance manager and technical writer, having worked in the regional high-tech sector for 30 years after graduating from Camosun College’s Electronics program in 1980.
I have been very active over the last 30 years as a volunteer for local and international organizations – Amnesty International, International Red Cross, Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture, Victoria Intercultural Association and The Sierra Club and have received a number of commendations from these organizations for my fundraising work.
I am a musician and promoter and was responsible for bringing Canadian rock legends CHILLIWACK to the EMCS theatre in 2016 and again last year. The sell-out 2016 concert brought in some much needed funds for the Sooke Crisis Centre and EMCS society. The 2017 concert, which was also a sell-out, helped fund VICCIR – Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants & Refugees – an organization that I volunteer with as President of the Board of Directors as well as Director of Communications.
Over the years, I have also facilitated meditation & mindfulness sessions at Sooke Yoga as well as Sacred Chant nights – song & chant from all spiritual traditions. I am on the steering committee of the Sooke Regional Multi-Belief Initiative (SRMBI), which was originally launched by Sooke Transition. One of SRMBI’s mandates is to see Sooke become a “centre of compassion” through the recognition and implementation of the international Charter for Compassion. This is one area, as Sooke Councillor, that I would like to see come to fruition as it would have a ripple effect in all areas of Sooke work and life.
I am very interested in promoting the local arts community as well as our thriving volunteer sector. As a former contributor to a number of regional news, music and lifestyle publications, I have written a number of articles pertaining to new and up-and-coming business enterprises in the Sooke region and I believe it to be extremely important to support these fledgling businesses as best we can. Most recently, I have acted as the host of an ongoing video series "Sooke Reflections" which appears on social media as well as at sookereflections.net.
I have an ongoing and abiding interest in the environment and would work tirelessly to ensure that our area surpasses environmental standards in all areas of interest/concern.
I humbly request your support in the municipal election on October 20, 2018
and look forward to serving you as a working member of Sooke Council.
Phil N. Rossner
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