Dave Mewhort's Biography

DAVE MEWHORT – Representing the District of Sechelt
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Dave Mewhort has been a resident of the Sunshine Coast since 1974.  Over the years Dave has run for, and been elected to, the school board five times. Before arriving on the Coast, Dave graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Mathematics and later received an HBA in Mathematics and Sociology.

After receiving these degrees, he traveled the world visiting 35 countries during the next two and one half years. After moving to Sechelt, Dave became a social worker and the Director of the Wilson Creek Family Centre (a residential treatment centre for emotionally disturbed children).  As Director, Dave was a founding member and President of the Federation of Private Child Care Agencies of BC and the author of the first ever set of Standards of Care for children in care in the province of British Columbia.

Over the years, Dave has held a variety of positions with the School Board and has chaired many Committees including Bargaining, Policy and Transportation.  He has also been the Provincial Councillor and more recently, the BCPSEA representative and Vice-Chair of the Board of School Trustees.

Dave has two grown children who have gone through our school district.  He is married to Sue Thompson, owner and operator of Sew Easy in Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt.

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