Meet our Committee Members!
The purpose of the Irish in BC Network Society is to engage, connect and support Irish individuals, organizations and businesses within the Province of BC and assist them in fostering a more vibrant sense of community and of Irish identity. This will be achieved, primarily, by delivering on a proven digital communications strategy.
Each month, we introduce you to some of the wonderful people on the committee of our non-profit so you can get to know us more!
To end the month of February, we sat down with Aaron Woods, one of our Volunteers who has been living in Vancouver for over 8 years now.
We asked Aaron some personal questions, so you can get to know him more:
Where are you from?
Ennis, Co. Clare
What is you position with the Irish in BC Network Society?
How did you first get involved with the Irish in BC Network Society, why do you volunteer and how long have you been with us?
I’ve been with Irish in BC for approximately 2 years. I wanted to join so I could be more of a part of the Irish community here in Vancouver and feel more connected, as well as help other Irish people adjust to life in Canada.
Any hobbies or interests?
I am big into Disc Golf, which I became addicted to during the pandemic. It was a great way to get out of the house, be socially distanced and be in nature.
Where’s your favourite place to visit in BC, Canada?
Tofino is always a great time, no matter what time of year.
Have you any favourite events you like to attend in BC?
I love the annual fireworks competition at the end of July in English Bay and look forward to camping season!
Favourite Irish food, drink or snack?
Club Orange. Some bits are crucial!
What do you miss most from Ireland?
I’m going to be cliché and say the family. The older I get and longer I stay here in Canada (8 years so far) I miss them more and more. Hard to stay connected and not feel like an outsider sometimes as their lives go on separately to mine.
What animal do you think most closely matches your personality?
Some days it’s a sloth, other days it’s a slightly more energetic sloth.
What are three items you’d take with you to a deserted island?
Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy, a frisbee and my Audible subscription