WCTA History of Past Presidents

12.04.24-WCTAlogo-grassonly.jpg1964 was the first annual WCTA Conference
WCTA Constitution registered in 1973

HISTORY OF WCTA PRESIDENTS –rev Apr2014

#     Year of Conf.     PRESIDENT                         CONFERENCE LOCATION  

1     1958                  Graham Drew                       UBC
2     1959                  Manny Gueho                       UBC
3     1960                  J.S. Ellis                                UBC  
4     1961                  G. Croft                                 UBC  
5     1962                  ??                                          Victoria (Univ. of Victoria)  
6     1963                  ??                                          no record  
7     1964                  Manny Gueho                       Burnaby (joint with NTA at Sheraton Villa)  
8     1965                  Don McLeod                         no record  
9     1966                  Herb Jones/Graham Drew    Kelowna
10   1967                  Herb Jones                           Harrison (joint with NTA)
11   1968                  Heinz Knoedler                     no record
12   1969                  Eric Hughes                          Penticton / Vancouver 
13   1970                  Eric Hughes                          Victoria (Red Lion)
14   1971                  Eric Hughes                          Harrison
15   1972                 Jack Negraeff                         Kelowna
16   1973                 George Pfeifer                       Harrison (joint with NTA in fall)
17   1974                 Doug Taylor                           no conference
18   1975                 Doug Taylor                           Victoria (Empress)
19   1976                 Ken Warner                            Vancouver (Bayshore)
20   1977                 Robin Rance                          Harrison
21   1978                 Gary Perks                             Harrison
22   1979                 George Domich                      Vernon (Vernon Lodge)
23   1980                 Ken Warner                            Victoria (Empress)
24   1981                 Angus Richardson                  Vancouver (joint with CGSA at Hyatt Reg.)
25   1982                 Bob Wick                                Vernon (Vernon Lodge)
26   1983                 Vince Helton                           Richmond ( Richmond Inn)
27   1984                 Harry Lester                            Victoria (Empress)
28   1985                 Tom Browning                        Richmond (Delta River Inn)
29   1986                 David Sullivan                        Kelowna (Capri)
30   1987                 Gordon Aston                         Vancouver (Sheraton Landmark)
31   1988                 Don Biggin                             Victoria (Empress) Offical 25th Celebration
32   1989                 Peter Sellmer                         Vancouver (joint with CGSA at Pan Pacific)
33   1990                 Craig Lewis                            Penticton (Lakeshore Inn)
34   1991                 Stu McMillan/Gerhard Vandenbosch   Vancouver (Sheraton Landmark)
35   1992                 Gerhard Vandenbosch           Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
36   1993                 Cheryl Cameron                     Vancouver (Westin Bayshore)
37   1994                 Tony Norris                             Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
38   1995                 Bob Giesbrecht                       Penticton (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre)
39   1996                Jim McGarvey                          Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
40   1997                Brad Clarke                              Vancouver (Plaza of Nations)
41   1998                Ashley LeGeyt                         Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
42   1999                Bob Paterson                           Penticton (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre)
43   2000                Brian Youell                             Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
44   2001                Mary Lou Wilmott                     Vancouver (Vancouver joint with CGSA)
45   2002                Paul Stevens                            Penticton (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre)
46   2003                Ernie Kidd                                 Kamloops (Best Western Hotel/Sport Mart Place)
47   2004                Al Feenstra                               Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
48   2005               Jim Plasteras                             Penticton (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre)
49   2006               Jim Plasteras                             Vancouver (Vancouver joint with CGSA)
50   2007               Dan Rolfe                                   Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
51   2008               Ron Olaussen                            Penticton (Penticton Trade & Convention Centre)
52   2009               Karen Hounsome                       Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
53   2010               Dena Gent                                 Nanaimo (Island Conference Centre)
54   2011               David Duncan                            Vancouver (joint conference with CGSA)
55   2012               Scott Mitchell                             Victoria (Victoria Conference Centre)
56   2013               Tab Buckner                              Penticton
57   2014               Keith Lyall                                  Vancouver (joint with CGSA)
58   2015               Trevor Smith                              Victoria
59   2016               Trevor Smith                              Whistler

SECRETARIES / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Miss McGarvey -- time span not known  
Ms. L Perkins -- time span not known
Ruby Aston -- 1972 (?) - 1975
Freda Warner -- 1975 – 1980
Ken & Freda Warner -- 1986 - 1991 
Doug Taylor -- 1980 - 1986
Bob Wick -- 1991 to 2009  
Jerry Rousseau – 2009 to present