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PEOPLE'N PLACES: Bob Boulter settles into new job

Takes on new job as CEO of Beacon Community Services
Civilian instructor Robert Stanhope presents Oceane Michel with her award as the best cadet in 14 Platoon at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

NEW BOSS … Robert (Bob) Boulter is the new chief executive officer of Beacon Community Services.

Previously the local charity’s vice-president of finance, Boulter had served in the CEO position on an acting basis since former CEO Isobel Mackenzie was appointed B.C.’s first seniors advocate in March.

A chartered accountant who holds a degree in business administration from the University of Regina, Boulter has held senior finance positions with several large natural resource companies as well as Victoria’s Carmanah Technologies.


TOP TROOPER … Oceane Michel was selected as the best cadet in 14 Platoon in the second intake of general military training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre.

Michel is a member of 2483  Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Victoria.

She and 157 other army cadets attended the course which sees the cadets introduced to communal living, participate in an overnight basic trades field exercise, challenge the mini confidence course, improve their accuracy with the air rifle, take part in a summer biathlon, learn orienteering and receive information on more senior courses that will be available to them in the coming years.


FAMILIAR FACE … You may have noticed a familiar face on television last week with coverage of the 2014 Rogers Cup.

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence CEO Robert Bettauer was sitting alongside Sportsnet Pacific’s Damien Cox and host Brad Fay as a tennis analyst.

Bettauer is a former Canadian Davis Cup player.


NEW MESSANGER …There’s an air of excitement around Our Place these days with the launch of their new website.

The website highlights inspiring stories and videos and ways the public can get involved with the Victoria charity.

“Technology moves so quickly that we wanted to ensure our new website was easy to navigate and simple to view on all your electronic devices from smartphones to laptops,” says executive director Don Evans.


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