Gambier Island Local Trustee Corner

Welcome to our local trustee corner, where you can learn more about the trustees working for you! Here you can access trustee newsletters and other information and resources that local trustees want to share.

Meet your Gambier Island Local Trust Committee

Dan Rogers

Gambier Island Trustee


T: 1-604-220-1500

Kate-Louise Stamford

Gambier Island Trustee


T: 1-604-886-4752

Sue Ellen Fast



T: 1-604-833-2418

About Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers is serving his second term as Trustee for Gambier Island. A part-time resident of Keats Island, Dan has served as Chair of the Eastbourne Community Association and the Keats Island Conservation Group. Dan is now on the Executive of Islands Trust serving as a Vice Chair and Chair of the Local Trust Committees of Gabriola, Galiano and Mayne Islands.

About Kate-Louise Stamford

Kate-Louise Stamford is her third term as a trustee for Gamier Island, after working for several years as the minute-taker for the Local Trust Committee and participating in local community groups. She is also a board member of the Islands Trust Conservancy. Kate has lived with her family in the West Bay area of Gambier Island since 2003, and she continues to support initiatives that promote the Howe Sound/Atl’ka7tsem region as a distinct and special place.

About Sue Ellen Fast

Sue Ellen Fast is in her second term as a municipal trustee and councillor for Bowen Island Municipality. This follows a career in nature education and visitor experience planning, and 20 years as an active community volunteer including serving as chair of the Bowen Island Conservancy and other committees and groups. As well as serving on Bowen Council, Sue Ellen is a vice chair of the executive of Islands Trust and the Islands Trust Conservancy; and chair of the Hornby, Denman and Gambier local trust committees.

Other Trustee News & Resources

Howe Sound Community Forum Principles for Cooperation

In May 2022 changes were made to the wording of the Howe Sound Community Forum Principles for Cooperation.  A letter from Gambier LTC Chair, Sue Ellen Fast, to Ruth Simons, President of the Howe Sound Biosphere Regional Initiative Society in support of these changes is available here.

New Brighton Dock advocacy

In September 2020 Islands Trust Council  requested the Islands Trust Chair to write to all relevant federal and provincial ministries to ensure the New Brighton Dock remains a public access point; while at the same time being a fair and reasonable option for the owners of the dock, the Skwxwú7mesh Uxwumixw Council, to consider in their deliberations.

The Chair’s October 2020 letter to the provincial and federal transportation ministers and the provincial Assistant Deputy Minister’s response are posted on the Advocacy Letters page in the transportation section.

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