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 April, we sat down with Fermanagh man, Adrian Knowles-Love, who has been part of our Network Society for three years.
We asked Adrian some personal questions, so you can get to know him more.
Name? Adrian Knowles-Love
Where are you from? Maguiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh
Where is your favourite place in BC? The Okanagan (Wine Country)
What is your position on the Irish in BC Network Society committee? Treasurer
How did you first get involved with Irish in BC, why do you volunteer and how long have you been with us? I have been with Irish in BC three years approximately. I got involved to help with both newcomers and those already in BC, to provide a channel of communication and information on how to get the best of living in BC and maintain a connection to home (Ireland).
What is your favourite event? It would have to be The Concord Dragon Boat Races held in June, the atmosphere is a buzz and the races can get very exciting!
Any hobbies or interests? I enjoy running, especially with the VIRC, great bunch and good craic. Spending time in my garden when the weather allows and traveling to new places in BC (still a lot to see)!
Favourite Irish food, drink or snack? It’s has to be a bag of Tayto (North or South both hit the spot). I always pack a few bags when I get home to bring back to Vancouver.
What do you miss most from Ireland? Family and friends, but it’s always great fun getting back and reconnecting when I can.
What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? I am going to say a dog, particularly my own, Murphy. Always happy to help and to be there when needed for support.
What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. What is for you will not pass you.