Mike Evans, President

Mike Evans has worked at Britannia since 1980; he was the Counselling Department Head and the Night School Administrator until 2002. Since then he has worked as the Community Education Coordinator; providing out-of-school opportunities for kids, with a focus on planning special events and leading community development projects. 

Since retiring at the end of August 2015, he is still going strong by continuing to coach basketball and maintaining an active role in the Brit Support Society.

Mike really believes in the power of sport as an agent for positive change. For the past 15 years he has coached the Britannia Senior girls basketball team, leading them to win the city championship for the last three years as well as the “AA” Provincial Championship in 2012. Mike attended Washington State University on a track scholarship and competed at the national level in both track and field and rugby. Mike is married to Pat and is the father of Kristin – a new teacher in Vancouver.

Geoff Taylor – Vice President
Geoff_TaylorGeoff Taylor grew up in Nelson, Sidney and Victoria, BC, and graduated from Victoria High in 1976. He attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Education. Father of three children, all of whom attended Vancouver public schools, Geoff has been a secondary school English, Social Studies and English as a Second Language educator since 1986: at Magee, Point Grey, and Prince of Wales.

For the Vancouver Board of Education Geoff has worked as groundskeeper, furniture mover, roofer and Alternative Program Teacher on Call. As an administrator he has enjoyed positions at Magee and David Thompson secondary schools. Geoff was principal of Britannia Secondary from August 2012-December 2015, and is now Principal of Lord Byng Secondary school.

Willy Quan
Born and raised in Vancouver and attended Seymour Elementary and Britannia High School, under graduate class of ’72. Willy started working for McDonalds Restaurants while in high school and spent 21 years working his way up the management ranks and into head office with supervisory roles. In 1992 he had the opportunity to be a franchisee with McDonalds and spent the next 17 years owning & operating various restaurants in the lower mainland before hanging up his spatula in 2009.

In the past Willy has served on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House British Columbia and is currently part of their Charity Golf Tournament Committee. He has also served on the board of the Port Coquitlam BIA.

Willy is married with two adult children. A proud east ender he feels that the life skills that he learned at Britannia have served him well throughout his life and career and is looking forward to assisting the BSS in reaching its goals.

Amy Pon
Amy PonWith an extensive background of more than 29 years in the advertising and design industry, this former Brit grad specializes in designing for the health food and nutraceutical industry, with years of experience and knowledge in advertising requirements and compliance with Health Canada regulations.

Starting out as a graphic designer, Amy was eventually promoted to art director for Quest Vitamins before being down-sized. No stranger to wearing many hats, she does what it takes to get the job done. From concept to finished product, she is results focused.

Her company, AJP Communications Inc., has designed many labels, logos and packaging for many product lines, point of purchase materials, ads, brochures, booklets, specialty advertising, web sites, for some of the leading health food manufacturers in BC.

She was actively involved with the 100th Britannia Centennial Reunion, serving on many committees, including the Executive committee, Fundraising, Book, Website, Souvenirs, etc. That’s in addition to creating the logo, cards, banners, programmes, bags and souvenirs. She has also designed the Britannia Support Society logo.

She also co-chaired the Host Committee for the 2012 BC Seniors Games in Burnaby in addition to volunteering for a few events.

In 2009, she and her husband decided, to purchase a corner lot and custom-build the house in which they currently live. She considers it to be the best built and insulated house on the block with a 40 amp charger in the garage for her car.

Amy is also a Choy Lee Fut kung fu practitioner for over 23 years and black belt level instructor. She has competed in and judged, at numerous local and international tournaments for many years. She has won three black belt grand championships so far and is seeking her next one.

Karen Coflin – Secretary

Karen CoffinKaren is the vice principal of Britannia Secondary School, coming home to the east side after 5 years at Prince of Wales.  She grew up in Calgary and came to Vancouver after graduating with a BFA in 1980 from UofC and a year of Post graduate studies at the Banff Centre for the arts.  

In 1993 she  began her public school teaching career at Templeton.  She served as a Faculty Associate at SFU before returning to the art classroom in 2005 at Kitsilano. 

Karen has lived 4 blocks from Britannia for the last 21 years and she loves her commute! 

Eddy Teranishi – Treasurer (Non executive position)

EddyTeranishiEddy graduated from Britannia in 1968 and obtained his CGA accounting certification in 1978. He started his public practice firm in Richmond B.C. in 1979 where it operates today. He is married living in Delta , has 3 children, 4 grandchildren with one on the way in 2014.

Eddy believes that many of his characteristics, such as perseverance, self-motivation and leadership, were learned while attending Britannia. Having fond memories of his time at Britannia and the many friends (students and staff) that he developed, many of whom he keeps in touch with to date, he wanted to give back to the school.

Ron Suzuki
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Michael Kwan
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Bob Fitzpatrick
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Jennifer Scott
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Andrew Schofield
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