Rebecca Chan


WHY I JOINED OurNanaimo:
As someone who has really grown to love Nanaimo, and experience it as a youth and a young adult, I see a lot of potential and existing value in our city. There are a lot of younger people in this city who are just as excited and invested as I am, and I am excited to be a part of a team that sees just how much we can offer those younger people. Infrastructure and art are not mutually exclusive, and I think Nanaimo has so much to offer in both aspects if we elect representatives who are thoughtful, engaged, open-minded and diverse.

A proud graduate of John Barsby Community School in 2012, I went on to study English and Sociology at VIU, and am currently completing my BA at SFU. My studies focus on sexuality, gender, and race.

Since 2009, I have been lucky enough to be involved with neighbourhood associations and school clubs. I have had the chance to work on both official city committees and neighbourhood associations, and to be a part of community teams throwing large-scale annual and one-off events as well as smaller-scale projects, such as community art and fundraisers.

I volunteer annually at various South End events, and after a hiatus from Nanaimo politics for a few years while I focussed on my studies, I’m proud and excited to be a part of moving Nanaimo forward with OurNanaimo. I also currently admin of the Women Watching Nanaimo Facebook and blog.