2007 VCLA Winners


Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Leadership

The Coast Capital Award for Children and Youth Leadership

Ron Lou-Poy 

Ashley Heaslip

A prominent lawyer, community volunteer and the University of Victoria Chancellor, Ronald Lou-Poy leads by example. His deep commitment to his community is evident through his tireless volunteer work which includes the Victoria Police Board, the Kiwanis Club, and the United Way. The Lou-Poy family created the May and Ron Lou-Poy Fund of Excellence on the Faculty of Law at UVIC. Ashley obtained her degree in political science from UVIC and has a passion for refugee rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. Working with the UVIC chapter of World University Service of Canada, she has been instrumental in increasing the number of refugee students UVIC sponsors from one every two years to three a year. In addition, she has raised substantial funds for local AIDS prevention and relief agencies.  

UVic Award for Community Leadership 


Glenn Gallins

Ian MacPherson

In his complex role as teacher, lawyer, mentor, and administrator, Glenn has been the driving force behind the Law Centre. He has pioneered legal skills teaching techniques and computer technology to support clinical education and service delivery. By passing on his knowledge, skills, and values to students he has helped to build a community in which everyone, regardless of income, can access the legal services they require.   Throughout his career, Ian has worked tirelessly for the co-operative movement at the local, national, and international levels and has championed a unique relationship between the university and community in Victoria. He established and directs the BC Institute for Co-operative Studies which conducts research into co-operatives.  


Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria Award for Community Service



The Late Roger Colwill

Terry Farmer

Roger Colwill has been a tireless volunteer since retiring to Victoria in 1990. In addition to organizing many community events and the Victoria Kindness Campaign, he helped found Restorative Justice Oak Bay. Roger’s commitment to his community is driven by his deep belief in the essential goodness of people. Throughout his activities, he exhibits the highest level of personal integrity and leads by example.   Terry is the founder and CEO of Accent Inns and a 2006 Finalist for Ethics in Action. His company’s commitment to community initiative includes the InnAid Program and successful partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs of BC and the Salvation Army. He was the founding chair of Tourism Victoria and founding chair of Pacificsport

From us at Leadership Victoria, congratulations to the individuals recognized and celebrated for their acts of leadership in our community.