October 28, 2005 Features & Images » Feature Story

David MacKenzie, VVLA council candidate 

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Proust Questionnaire

Name : David MacKenzie

Political experience: I have served on several municipal & provincial boards & committees (Recreation, Tourism, Transportation)

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Having a terrible head cold in July.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Not having a terrible head cold in July.

Who are your favourite heroes/heroines of fiction?


Who are your favourite characters in history?

Churchill, John F. Kennedy

Your favorite musician?

Green Day, VSO, Norah Jones.

The quality you most admire in a woman?


The quality you most admire in a man?


What natural ability would you have liked to have had?

I am quite content with the abilities that I have been blessed with.

Your most marked characteristic?

I am passionate in my beliefs.

What do you most value in your friends?


What is it you most dislike?


What is your motto?

Do not go where the path may lead; Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

David MacKenzie transferred into Pemberton because of work as the general manager of the Pemberton Valley Lodge. Prior to coming here 18 months ago he worked and lived in Jasper, another small mountain community located by a significant alpine resort.

While he admits to not having read the Official Community Plan in its entirety, MacKenzie’s feeling is that it does not adequately address the needs of the community. As anecdotal evidence, he points to the number of townhomes on the market currently standing vacant.

"My feeling on development is that we need to address Smart Growth in our community and I think this is where we might be missing opportunities," says MacKenzie.

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