“Since early on in my life I wanted to make a positive difference in the world,” said Sidney council hopeful Melissa Hailey.
She is an experienced municipal councillor, having served in North Cowichan, briefly holding the title as the youngest woman elected to office in Canada.
“When my term ended I was looking for a change. Sidney, with its picturesque setting by the sea attracted my attention,” she said. She founded A Paddle in the Park Kayaking in the Van Isle Marina.
“Sidney has been extremely welcoming and a beautiful place. My business has been doing well and I want to give back to this community,” she said. “I bring a youthful and experienced perspective to council. Having sat on a large urban/rural municipal council, I feel that I have valuable expertise that I could share on Sidney council. In decision making, I take a long term view and a common sense approach.”
Contact Hailey at 250-686-2047 or by email at Msr.Hailey@gmail.com She is also on Facebook and Google+.