Loss of John Bird will be felt by community

John Bird was a firm believer in women’s rights, in the power of the individual, and in the full “social capital” we can become

I am writing in response to the sad news of the loss of John Bird (March 8 Saanich News). How ironic that this publication ofJohn’s extraordinary contributions arrive on International Women’s Day.

I have had the privilege of working alongside of John on numerous non-profit associations, agencies, and school parentadvisory councils, in which his humour, intelligence and core belief in the next generation’s capabilities shone through all thathe engaged in, whether this be through education, or raising awareness about our collective intrinsic values as human beings.

John Bird was a firm believer in women’s rights, in the power of the individual, and in the full “social capital” we can become. Such a core loss to not only the Greater Victoria community, but to the province, as well.

Ann Auld



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