Every year brings changes and each new year brings hope and plans for progress. This year and next are no different for the Port Authority as it is for each of us. The board of directors welcomed one new member while three new managers were added to the executive team. Meanwhile, we continue to work hard as an organization and with our community partners to explore each and every opportunity to grow and contribute to the economic vitality of the City, Region, Province and Country. The board of directors and managers of the Port wish to take this opportunity to reflect on this past year, the Christmas and holiday season, those we work with and for, and, of course, everyone in our community.
Don Ferster, Chairman of the Board: Wishing all of the great citizens of Port Alberni, our staff and management, and their families, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please take the time to enjoy your family and friends; they are the best gifts in our lives. May we all look forward to a bright future.
Gordon Blake, Director: I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and Happy New Year
Ron Crema, Director: May the Holiday Spirit be with you and your family this season and throughout the coming year. Have a safe and happy holiday. Best wishes.
Darren DeLuca, Director: I wish all of Alberni health, wealth and happiness in 2013. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Ken McRae, Director: May Christmas be bright and cheerful and may the New Year begin on a prosperous note
Dianne St. Jacques, Director: Wishing all the best of the holiday season to the good folks of the Alberni Valley. May the future be merry & bright for one and all!
Gillian Trumper, Director: At Christmas, may we take time to spend with family and friends as we celebrate the season. My wish is for us to hold out our hand to those less fortunate than ourselves. Happy Christmas.
Zoran Knezevic, Port Manager/CEO: I wish all of the very best of the Christmas season to everyone in the community that my family and I are now proud and grateful to call home. Please join me in appreciating the simple pleasures of life and, especially, family.
Steve Baxter, Harbour Master: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who warmly welcomed me to my new community. My most sincere wishes to my new friends and associates for a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.
Mike J. Carter, Manager of Marina Services: During the Holiday Season we tend to put all our efforts on spending next year’s money on this year’s presents. I urge all to take the time to reflect on the simple things in life such as family and friends, those with us and those who have gone before us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Bianca Filipchuk, Executive Secretary: Because the good will of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it's a real pleasure at this Holiday time to say "Thank You" as we wish you a full year of Happiness and Success. Have a wonderful Holiday Season
Jon French, Terminals Manager: May Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness be yours during this Christmas Season and throughout the New Year. Many thanks to you all for your friendship, kindness and warm welcome
Cindy Mah, Treasurer: Count your Blessings large and small; Not only at Christmas, but all the year through. Here's wishing Happy Holidays to you!
Dave McCormick, Manager of Property & Community Relations: This time of year gives us pause to reflect back and look ahead. Let’s all make the time to appreciate what we have, what we’ve contributed and how we can do better next year. Merry Christmas; happy holidays and best wishes for a successful New Year.
Submitted by Port Authority on December 18, 2012.