“I am a long-time farmer on the Peninsula and I am offering to be a mentor for the people in Richard’s program”

-Jack Mar, Mayor, Central Saanich

“I value the compassion of Richard LeBlanc and his team in making a difference for those needing our help. We can build a future for these citizens and heal our region at the same time.”

-Rob Reid, Frontrunners

“Under your program, people don’t just get a bed…they get a life”

-Irwin Henderson

Community Supporters

There has been an outpouring of offers from over 200 volunteers to work with and for the organization/project. Such as:

  • Kathy Springer – communications
  • BreadStuffs Bakery – advice regarding kitchen equipment, have donated one meal a day for a full year for participants in the program
  • Mary Alice Johnson – organic farmer/organic farming instructor
  • Dr. Bruce Rutley – Professional agrologist (PhD)
  • John Buchannan – local farmer
  • Marlin Thomson – local farmer
  • Mayor Jack Mar – local farmer
  • Diane Carr – planning and development
  • Irwin Henderson – communications
  • Barbara Johnstone Grimmer, P. Ag – director, Farmland Defense League, director, BC Sheep Federation and Canadian Sheep Federation, director, Island Farmers’ Alliance
  • Amber Ternus – outreach worker/working with the homeless
  • Angela Bedford-Wood – organic farmer
  • Lisa Grant – Caring Kidz group – fundraising efforts by children in the community
  • Monique Cartesan – develop and film a documentary regarding Woodwynn and the therapeutic community
  • Susan Bradley – Math and English teacher – general volunteer help
  • Veronique da Silva – portrait photographer; offer to do a fundraiser portrait sessions
  • Rhiannon Webb – Eco Bambini Planet – organic online store
  • Sue Wood – communications and fundraising
  • Nancy Brown – horticulture and landscape design
  • Sandra Minarik – photography
  • Ian Bruce – Chair, Peninsula Streams Society