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The ribbon cutting with Mayor Dave Formosa, the shop's first volunteer, Patsy Evans, and Doug Willms, MCC BC Provincial Thrift Shop Coordinator
Mayor Dave Formosa was also on hand, bringing greetings from city council and spoke of the new shop as an opportunity to share 'from our bounty" not only with the people that MCC serves around the world but also the people of Powell River. "God's work is at hand here," he said. Barber gave a prayer of blessing before the ribbon cutting which was done by Doug Willms, the MCC BC Provincial Thrift Shop Coordinator, Mayor Formosa and Patsy Evans - the first Powell River MCC Thrift Shop volunteer.
Past President Dave Formosa - Davic Powell Lake Marina/Shinglemill Bistro & Pub
Mayor of Powell River
Mayor David Formosa
Dave Formosa was born and raised in Powell River, and has lived there all his life. He and his wife, Laurie, also born and raised in Powell River, have four children, all of whom have worked or are still working in the family businesses. Dave has been an award winning entrepreneur since 1979, managing and owning more than 15 private companies. Most of his current business activity is centered on diversified retail and other interests such as transportation, real estate development and rental properties, marina's, the hospitality industry, and venture capital interests. He has been the director of public companies since 1987. In February 2008, he was appointed by the provincial government as a director of the Island Coastal Economic Trust which, with a budget of $50,000,000, reviews projects and allocates matching funding to municipalities, cities and certain private groups where the economic impact is designed to affect entire regions. Dave is past-president of the PR Chamber of Commerce, member-at-large and past vice-president of the PR Hospital Foundation, founding director and past-secretary/treasurer of the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society, former founding director of the PR Regional Economic Development Society, served as director and president of the Sunshine Coast/Powell River BC Liberal Riding Association. He works in a volunteer capacity as director for Sliammon Development Corporation, a company incorporated to engage in and oversee economic opportunities for the Sliammon First Nation. In addition, Dave was a founding director of PRSC Land Developments Ltd, a company owned 1/3 by Sliammon Development Corporation, 1/3 by Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation (of which the City of Powell River is the sole shareholder), and 1/3 by 0606890 BC Ltd (a Catalyst Paper Corporation) He has served at various times on the executive of the Knights of Columbus, a Roman Catholic men's service organization. In November 2008, Dave was elected to serve a three year term as city councillor for the City of Powell River and in November 2011 he was elected as the Mayor of Powell River.
Dave Formosa of currrently serves as President of the Powell River Chamber of Commerce.
He is also active with a number of community groups and serves as a director on the boards of the Powell River Hospital Foundation and the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society.