Director Volunteers & Membership
David Webb, self-employed for many years in the Lower Mainland, retired in 2012 and with his wife Sandra (Sandy) moved to French Creek, Vancouver Island in 2016. He wished to pick up as quickly as possible where he had left off in southwestern B.C. as a B.C. Parks volunteer and was steered by his good brother toward the Vancouver Island Spine Trail, now the V.I. Trail. David had volunteered with B.C. Parks primarily in Skagit and Manning Provincial Parks clearing tree fall, and maintaining park trails for a good number of years. David and his trail partner Don Scott were jointly named as ‘B.C. Parks Volunteer of the Year’ in 2016 for their contribution to the province’s parks and protected area system. Since early 2017, David has been working as a volunteer for V.I.T.A. under the direction of Terry Lewis, Director of Operations, and alongside several great crew members from Port Alberni, clearing, maintaining and building trail anywhere from the Nitinat River in the south to north of the Suquash River estuary near Port McNeill. His vision, hopefully within his lifetime, is to ultimately see the Vancouver Island Trail become an extension to the Trans Canada Trail and Pacific Crest Trail systems – a realistic and reachable dream.