Bedwell Bay & Deep Cove –– View South From Buntzen Ridge
About The Author
Ralph Drew was active in municipal politics for 40 years. In 1979, he chaired the Village of Belcarra incorporation committee and following Belcarra's incorporation referendum, Ralph was appointed by the provincial government to Belcarra's Inaugural Council on August 27th, 1979, and was subsequently elected Alderman in November 1979. Ralph was Mayor of Belcarra for 35 years (from December 1983 until November 2018) and was a member of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors for 36 years –– the longest serving Metro Vancouver Director. In 2013, Ralph was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal "for his on-going dedication to public service".
In 2014, Ralph was awarded first prize in the B.C. Historical Federation annual book competition, receiving the Lieutenant-Governor's Gold Medal for historical writing for his self-published history, Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra.
Ralph previously worked for Canadian Fishing Company (Canfisco) from January 1986 until December 2006, when he opted to semi-retire. During his tenure as Canfisco's Director of Technical Services, Ralph was Chair of the Industry Advisory Committee for the BCIT 'Fish Harvesting and Processing Program' from 1991 to 1998, served three terms as Chair of the 'Fisheries Council of British Columbia' Technical Committee, and in 2004-2005 was President of the Association of Pacific Fisheries Technologists. Ralph's background also includes 10 years as Chemistry Section Supervisor of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Fish Inspection Laboratory.
Ralph was born in Mission, B.C., grew-up in North Burnaby, and has lived in Belcarra since 1974. Ralph received his Bachelor of Science (Honours Chemistry) in 1971, and his Masters of Science (Inorganic Chemistry) in 1973, both degrees from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Ralph has been married to his wife Carol for 50 years, and they have a daughter Ryan Drew (husband Marco Antonio) and three grandsons who live in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
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