Nora Gambioli

Family and History

West Vancouver has been my family’s home since the early 1920s, when my great grandfather, Henry Stone, moved his family from England to Olde Caulfeild. He designed St. Francis-in-the-Wood church, founded the Vancouver Art Gallery, and commissioned a stained glass window in memory of his son who died in active service in 1918.  This window was then donated to the West Vancouver Memorial Library.

My mother was a sculptor, skier, built a cabin on Hollyburn mountain, and built the Diamond Head Chalet in Garibaldi Park in the 1940s.  My father still lives in the house that my parents built in Horseshoe Bay in 1958.

I now live in Ambleside with my husband and our two children.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Diploma, Counselling Psychology, UBC
  • Teaching Certificate, UBC
  • Bachelor of Science, UBC
  • Graduate of West Vancouver Secondary and Gleneagles Elementary

Community Service

Much of my life has been devoted to public service.  I have served on committees and working groups in West Vancouver and elsewhere for more than 26 years, including:

  • Seniors Centre Advisory Board (2014–present)
  • WV Chamber of Commerce (2014–present)
  • Community Grants Committee (2012–present)
  • Municipal Awards Committee (2012-2014)
  • Invasive Plants Working Group (2013-2014)
  • North Shore Youth Court & Family Justice Committee (2012-2014)
  • Director, West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society (2010-2011)
  • Co-Chair, Climate Action Working Group (2009-2010)
  • WV Environmental Strategy Working Group (2007-2008)
  • WV Parks and Environment Advisory Committee (2003-2006)
  • WV Community Days Committee (10 years between 1985-2001)
  • Ottawa-Carleton Environmental Health Advisory Committee (1998-1999)
  • Vice-President, Dalhousie Law School Student Society (1992-1993)

Career

Early in my career I enjoyed work as a secondary school science teacher in West Vancouver and also owned my own education business.  I have since worked abroad, as a teacher and lawyer, and have spent much of my career working in the non-profit sector; as a Project Manager for the Law Courts Education Society of BC, and Executive Director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network in Ottawa.

I have managed many multi-year projects funded by public tax dollars from federal and provincial ministries, and I ensured that these projects all came in on-time and on-budget.  I have chaired several national and provincial committees, where staff, stakeholders and volunteers worked together to implement successful projects.  I have often evaluated and monitored budgets, staff, and project objectives to ensure objectives and outcomes were met effectively.

Nora Gambioli

My West Vancouver includes people of all ages and interests

My candidacy is not financed or supported by special-interest groups or individuals.
As such, my thoughts and voting practices as a Councillor are independent.

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