Nominee: Richard (Dick) Faulks
Nominator: Dr. Robin Richardson, former MP for Toronto-Beaches
Riding: Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca
I have known Dick Faulks since moving to Victoria in 1990. In my many years of political activity and community volunteerism in Ontario and British Columbia, I have never met anyone so deserving of this award as Dick Faulks. He continually inspires me as well as others.
Richard Faulks, age 82 and retired from H.M.C. Dockyard Esquimalt, continues in his very active role of many years as a volunteer in federal (Esquimalt - Juan de Fuca) and provincial (Esquimalt - Mechosin) election campaigns and as a member of Island Transformations, a non-profit organization for promoting light rail solutions to Greater Victoria’s ever-increasing traffic and air pollution problems.
Mr. Faulks works as an election campaign headquarters volunteer in a variety of functions, a canvasser, and as a policy advisor on rail transportation issues, having given over 400 presentations to politicians and community groups over the past 15 years.
Mr. Faulks has also provided leadership in preparing and distributing Voters’ Guides in City Council and School Board elections on matters of importance to the local community.