RICHARD HALL, of Courtenay, a retired United Church clergyman,
was born in Victoria and has lived in B.C. all his life, except for
three years in Saskatchewan. He has been married 53
years, has three children, four grandchildren and two
step-grandchildren. Richard is a member of the Kiwanis
Club of Courtenay, and on the boards of the L'Arche Home
(Courtenay) and the Comox United Church. He was
Chaplain with the Boy Scouts of Canada for 30 years as
well as with the Branch 44 Royal Canadian Legion for 25 years.
Richard enjoys church camping and touring with youth
choirs. He has conducted a number of senior
citizens’ choirs. In the 1950s, Richard was
a public relations and education officer for the B.C. Forest
Service. “We’re coming into a
new era, yet some of our institutions, like our electoral system,
are institutions of the past,” he says.