Adam Campbell is off and running in the Rockies.

Adam Campbell is off and running in the Rockies.

A Rocky Mountain high in store for Adam Campbell

Former Victoria professional mountain runner move to Calgary to train in Rockies

ABOVE THE CLOUDS … Professional mountain runner Adam Campbell has taken his running shoes and moved to Calgary.

Campbell’s claim to fame, at least in these circles, was setting a Guiness World Record in a business suit at the 2012 Victoria Marathon to raise money for charity.

He relocated to Calgary to explore new trails in the Rockies.

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN … This town’s Pat Blair is a tough lady to keep down.

At 93, Blair re-qualified for her driver’s licence – she was required to write her learner’s test and take a road test – after it was taken away from her due to a medical condition.

“It was an absolute breeze (to take the test),” she says.

Blair held her licence for 73 years before it was seized by the province and never had an accident.

Happy driving, Pat.

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ARTISTIC PICKS … Former View Royal mayor Bill Camden and dentist David Zaparinuk were elected to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria board at the gallery’s annual general meeting last month.

“Together with the rest of the AGGV staff, I am delighted to welcome Bill and David, who are both passionate community advocates, to the gallery board,” says Jon Tupper, director of the AGGV.

“I look forward to working with them both as we build on the AGGV’s vision in the years ahead.”

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CASTLE DWELLERS … Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society has also added to its board with the election of Peter Van Giesen, Stephen Lyons and Jennifer Oakes.

“Peter, Stephen and Jennifer all bring evident passion for Craigdarroch Castle to their new roles, and I anticipate with pleasure working with them in the years ahead,” said John Hughes, executive director of Craigdarroch Castle.

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SERVING THE COMMUNITY … Victoria chartered accountant, Andrew Jackson received the Community Service Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.

Jackson has been a partner with Trenholme & Company Chartered Accountants LLP in Victoria since 1985.

In addition to coaching and volunteering for Victoria-area youth soccer and baseball teams, Jackson has served on the boards of several local organizations.

The Community Service Award recognizes chartered accountants for their outstanding contributions to the community and to volunteer organizations.

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OH, CANADA … One of the city’s oldest organizations – The Canadian Club of Victoria – has chosen its officers for the coming year.

Order of Canada member and former union president John Fryer is president.

Vice-president is Ellen Stensholt, a lawyer and recently retired senior federal government official..

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