Howard & Val SmithWritten by Jeffrey Hayes
Val & Howard are retired Montrealers with an interesting and convoluted history of careers and professions, ranging from Architectural Historian through journalists/photographers to English Second Language Teachers.
Currently they are active volunteers in a variety of organizations in Victoria. They call themselves “Event Facilitators” as they don’t plan events they just do whatever is necessary to make them happen. Val is President of the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary and thus responsible for raising $200,000 each year to buy hospital equipment. She is also on the Board of Directors of The Canadian Culinary Federation Victoria Branch, Howard put in seven years as a Director of The Friends of Government House Gardens Society and is now happily retired from even that.