The Board of Directors

Linda Barnes

President - Linda Barnes

Linda is a retired city councillor working to make the SHS the thread connecting many societies in Steveston. "Living in Steveston is like living in a small town, where people know and help each other. Sometimes we squabble but that's because we care about the people and village we live in."

Johanna Stewart

Vice President - Johanna Stewart

Johanna has lived and volunteered in Steveston with her husband and two children for 20+ years. Steveston is a welcoming and unique place and she loves the enthusiasm residents have for living here. Johanna hopes to contribute to preserving the stories and spirit of Steveston for future generations.

Carmen Keitsch

Secretary - Carmen Keitsch

Carmen has lived in Richmond for 28 years and enjoys being involved with the Steveston Historical Society, working to preserve Steveston as a Historic town. She has been a part of the fishing industry for 26 years. She lives with her son and enjoys walking the local dyke and taking care of animals.

Sal Bhullar

Treasurer - Sal Bhullar

Sal is proud to come from an active cranberry farming family. They have had the privilege of living and raising 3 children in Richmond for 30+ years. Sal is committed to preserving farming for future generations and to volunteering and giving back to the community that has given her family so much.

Loren Slye

Past President - Loren Slye

Loren retired from a lengthy career with Richmond Fire-Rescue and is using his retirement for what he calls payback time. Steveston has his heart and he's committed to trying to make the fishing village a better place to live for his wife, children and grandchildren, and future generations.

Glenn Tinkley

Glenn Tinkley

Glenn is a lifelong Richmond resident who retired from Richmond Fire-Rescue in 2011 after serving for 37 years. He lives in Steveston with his wife Terry (also a lifelong Richmondite) and has two children. He enjoys meeting up with friends, being outdoors, boating, fishing, biking, and traveling.


Michael Chiu

Michael is generous with his time, knowledge, and expertise in helping his community. He agrees with the Richmond motto that Richmond is a great place to live, work and play. His hobbies include golfing, soccer, ballroom dancing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.


Matt Pitcairn

Matt Pitcairn was born and raised in Steveston and is honoured to be a Director with the SHS as a means of giving back to the community. Steveston is a unique place, with a history like no other, and Matt takes pride in being part of an organization which has the privilege of telling parts of this story.

Laura Sparrow

Laura Sparrow

Our Staff

Sarah Glen

Executive Director - Sarah Glen

Arlene Yoshikawa

Program Coordinator - Arlene Yoshikawa

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