Board of Directors

Art Hamilton
Vice President / Membership
I was born in Victoria and educated at U. Vic, U. Laval, UBC and U. Oregon. I worked in International Development for several years, mostly in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, administering technical and land management projects. I was also involved for 25 years in developing BC’s post secondary international education system by helping to build the BC Center for International Education and by establishing and operating the international offices of Camosun College and Royal Roads University. I have lived in Rockland for 31 years. With this background, I feel I can offer the Neighbourhood Association practical management skills as well as financial, government, and land management experience. My overseas experience has reinforced my perception that our corner of the planet is particularly special and deserves the best possible stewardship we can provide - I hope to contribute to this through my role in the RNA.
Bob June
Land Use
Elizabeth and I moved to Rockand in the spring of 2006 on a whim of hers. I thought we had a discussion about moving in a few years and the next thing I know we are looking at our home on Manor Road. For us it was the classic decision of buying the only home we could afford in a neighborhood we really liked. Those things that we did like were the architectural mix, the greenery and the location within walking distance of downtown and Oak Bay. It was a great move for us. We have excellent neighbors, a wonderful place to walk dogs and a lifestyle that helps get us out of our cars. To help maintain this neighborhood I have been engaged with the RNA for since 2008 and with the RNA Land Use Committee since 2010, for the last 4 years as LUC Chair. Looking forward I am enthusiastic about the upcoming Official Community Plan Local Area Planning process and the opportunity that will bring to define our community vision going forward. Bob June
David McWalter
Land Use

I have lived in Rockland since 2012 along with my wife, three young children, and two dogs. We feel very fortunate to live in such a naturally beautiful community. I am a Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA).  I have been a Director on the RNA Board and a member of the Land Use Committee (LUC) since 2015, and feel that I bring a balanced perspective to the LUC and its role in land use issues that impact Rockland. I also enjoy squash, golf, skiing, hiking, camping, and generally keeping myself active.

Chantal Meagher
VCAN Liason
Chantal Meagher hails from Regina, but fell in love with Victoria in 1982 when she came here to study. An early graduate of UVIC Law, Chantal's career with the Foreign Service (and peripatetic nature) took her to Hong Kong, Warsaw, Beijing, and Bangkok before finding her way back to Victoria. Thrilled to be back, and to be part of this wonderful community, Chantal spends her time exploring BC, learning to garden, and planning her next travels.
Patricia Kidd
Communications

I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and moved to Victoria as a teenager with my parents and three sisters in 1973.  I graduated with an Art History degree from UVic in 1981 and began teaching in the community.  Because I just can’t seem to break my addiction to learning, I’m currently working on my doctoral dissertation. (which may well prove to be the cure I need!)  I moved to Rockland in 1985 when I married a Rockland resident, and I’ve been here joyfully ever since, raising two sons, tending to a heritage home (with rental basement suite) and a large garden.  Walking several times a day with my four-legged family members has allowed me the delight of meeting many of my neighbours.  Through them I’ve built a keen awareness of the long-term and developing needs of the neighbourhood.  I’ve served on several arts-related boards, and I’m honoured to serve on the board of the RNA, where I currently handle the communications portfolio.  

Pearl Arden

Pearl is no stranger to the Rockland Neighbourhood having lived in Victoria for decades with her two children but only moved to the Rockland area in 2019. As a long-standing member of Langham Theatre, an ardent walker and gardener she is very familiar with the Rockland Neighbourhood. Pearl spent her professional life as a Psychologist in private practice and a teacher at Camosun College. Her retirement has brought her closer to her other passions of costume design, gardening and event planning. She currently holds the Social Committee Portfolio for the RNA and as a member of several committees at Langham Theatre; the gardening committee, the social committee and the Costume Loft. Pearl is committed to transparent clean communication and would readily act as a liaison with Langham Theatre when needed. Her main interests for Rockland are community building and the preservation of green spaces.