Richard Vanderzee

Richard Vanderzee

Richard Vanderzee

A little bit about me:

  • Married since June 21, 1991 to Karen VanderZee
  • 3 Children: Miranda (age 21), Cassidy (age 16), Connor (age 13)
  • Grew up in Edmonton, AB. Moved to Calgary in 1996 with Finning (Canada). Relocated to Grande Prairie in 1998 with the same company.
  • Started my own business in 2001 (On-Track Supplies & Equipment).
  • Board member with Habitat For Humanity (2004 – 2006)
  • Board member with Swan City Rotary (2010 – 2012)
  • Board member with Chamber of Commerce (2012 – current)
  • Board member with Sunrise House
  • Hobbies: Downhill skiing, snorkeling, house boating with friends & family & golf.

Why the Sunrise House board?

Karen & I were invited to the 2nd or 3rd Big Hearts event when Aaron Pritchett performed. I had known of Tenille from Peace Country Idle, but didn’t know much about “Big Hearts” or the Youth Emergency Shelter. Throughout the event we had a chance to talk with several people, and I was moved by the passion & dedication that Tenille and all her supporters put into this event. I was hooked on attending the Big Hearts events from there on. A couple years later I was approached by Alison to sit in on a board meeting, next thing I knew…

It’s an excellent group of people to work with, and a cause that touches my heart.