Monica joined the Heritage Chilliwack Society shortly after its incorporation in 2014 and became a board member in the fall of 2015, taking on the duties of Secretary.
Having spent the past 15+ years restoring and renovating old homes, Monica has a deep appreciation and love for the architecture, craftsmanship, and idiosyncrasies of old buildings. She and her husband, Brad, have recently become the proud 'caretakers' of Skelton House, a well-known heritage home in Chilliwack. Having recently taken the house through the heritage designation process, Monica feels they have added a layer of protection to their home, especially comforting given the current trend of demolishing properties for redevelopment.
A teacher by profession, Monica is a strong proponent of advocacy through education. She is particularly pleased with the society's new school program, which helps to fund classroom teachers' heritage related field trips...because you're never too young to appreciate heritage!