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Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Board Members

The Southern Gulf Island libraries represent five independently run library facilities on Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, and Piers islands. Each library has a governing Board which sets governance and operational policies.

The five libraries come together under the umbrella of the Pender Island Public Library Association to obtain funding from the Capital Regional District (CRD), Victoria BC, and the Libraries Branch, BC Ministry of Education.

Pender Island Public Library Association Trustees

  • Chairperson: Laura Vilness
  • Vice-chairperson: Lori Ragan
  • Trustee: Joanne Peacock
  • Trustee: Ralph Dawson
  • Trustee: Dianne Wilson
  • Trustee: Cee Cartwright-Owers

PIPL Board Trustee Application Package

Mayne Island Community Library Board Members

(Mayne Reading Centre Society)
  • Chairperson: Eleanor Cocker
  • Vice-Chair: Lee Anthony
  • Treasurer: Velda Lefler
  • Secretary: Karen Ramlo
  • Director: Darryl Golding
  • Director: Sarah Hudson
  • Director: Carol Ashwell

MRCS Board of Directors Form 2022

Galiano Island Community Library Board Members

(Galiano Library Society)
  • Chairperson: Mary Greenwood
  • Vice-chairperson: Katherine Hazen Smith
  • Treasurer: Karen Harris
  • Secretary: Kristian Sigvardsen
  • Pat Van Holderbeke
  • Lee Trentadue

Saturna Island Community Library Board members

(Eddie Reid Memorial Library Society)
  • Chairperson: Debbie Lesurf
  • Vice Chair: Pauline Preston
  • Treasurer: Ellen Bourassa
  • Secretary: Madeleine Picciotto
  • Graeme Bregani
  • Pamala Page
  • Jane Stokes

Piers Island Community Library governing members

(Piers Island Association)
  • Ginny Macoun
  • Charl Young
  • Evey Gabille

CRD Southern Gulf Islands Library Commission members

The five libraries, along with the CRD Director for the Southern Gulf Islands, make up the CRD’s Southern Gulf Islands Library Commission. This group focuses on providing common library services that benefit our island patrons, as well as sharing knowledge, interests and goals.

2023 SGI Library Commisioner List