Learning, Connection and Fun

Volunteer Spotlight – Bryan Stokes

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by Alison Adamson
Bryan Stokes

Bryan and his daughters enjoying the merry-go-round at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC.

On June 3, 2009 Bryan Stokes began volunteering with us at our Museum building. You will find him in our gift shop on Tuesday afternoons, always with a book in hand, as he greets guests, answers questions and processes sales. Bryan and his late wife Kathleen have been of great assistance in our gift shop offering advice based on their many years in the retail business.

Bryan says his favourite memory of volunteering at the museum is talking to the children. He recalls the day that he sat with a group of 8 children and their Mom and told them the Museum ghost story and showed them the items in our Discovery Cupboard. He was amused to tell them things that their Mom didn’t know and enjoyed watching their faces light up with interest. When asked what motivates him to give his time to us he said it is working with the staff, and viewing and learning from the exhibits.

Bryan is a warm, kind man who loves to tell stories of his current travels with his (now adult) children. He has retired and will turn 75 this year but he keeps very busy with two volunteer jobs. He also volunteers at Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society as the Speed Watch Coordinator.

Thank you for the time you give us Bryan!