John first got involved in his community as a volunteer when he purchased his first home almost 20 years ago and attended his first homeowner’s association meeting. As a young married man, John knew early on that this area would be where his children would be educated, where they would hike, swim in our lakes, swing in our parks and where they would ride their bikes on our community
As a young person, volunteering was a big part of his life and at a young age he was presented the Duke of Edinburgh gold award from His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York. As an adult, he invested in the community continuing with Scouts Canada, as a Volunteer Firefighter, a member of leading environmental groups, hiking and many outdoor associations, as a pass director of the Nova Scotia Archeology Association, with whom he is working hard to protect historical sites within District 12. John is a passionate and committed volunteer; he is a founding member of the Nova Scotia Paramedic Society, The BLT Today – Canada Day Committee, and a supporter of the Friends of Clayton Park Association.
For his community commitments, John has been honored to receive the Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer award, the Halifax Municipal Volunteer Awards, EHS Long Service Medal and the Certificate of Commendation from the Governor General of Canada.