Garth Stiller Retires as Manager from WED
Garth Stiller was a Manager at Western Economic Diversification for over 25 years, who is now retiring. Over the years, Garth has been a strong supporter of SCF, as well as the CF network through BC. In order to celebrate his retirement, a party was held on October 17, 2012 at the Community Futures Development Association (CFDA) office in Vancouver, which Rocio and Mike attended. All of the CF Offices from around British Columbia attended by videoconference and people such as Rich Goulet, Sharon Anderchuk from Sunshine Coast CF, as well as CFDA Staff, attended in person.
Although all CF offices contributed $50 towards gifts for Garth, such as a BC wine collection and a beautiful painting, we presented him, on behalf of the SCF Board and the Stó:lō people, with a beautiful paddle that was made by Dwayne Malloway. Dwayne is a local artist from Tzeachten and potentially a future SCF loan client, as he’s currently working on a business plan for opening his own gallery. Garth was thrilled with his gift and sent his best to everyone.