About

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he Discovery Passage Aquarium Society was formed in 2012 by a group of enthusiastic and committed biologists, educators, and business people. The Board and our Advisors have a tremendous range of experience, and we are excited to be part of establishing and running the Aquarium.

We are committed to realizing our vision of designing and delivering educational and interpretive programs for residents, schools and visitors highlighting the fascinating marine life of Discovery Passage and surrounding waters.

Our Objectives

 

The Aquarium makes visible the wonders of our local marine life accessible through hands-on experiences and expert interpretation. Through establishment of the Aquarium and subsequent projects, DPAS aims to enhance knowledge, appreciation, and stewardship of our natural resources and ecosystems.

 

A Registered Charity

 

DPAS operates the Aquarium with paid staff and volunteers using revenue from entrance fees, sponsorships, grants and donations. DPAS is a non-profit society, registered as a charity with Revenue Canada (# 801263484RR001).

Discovery Passage Aquarium Staff
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Ricky Belanger

Aquarium Curator and Manager

Ricky is a long-time marine enthusiast. Recently graduated from the University of Victoria, he has found home at the Discovery Passage Aquarium, where he uses his skills as a freediver, biologist, and public speaker to foster literacy and appreciation for local sea life.

2019-2020 Board of Directors
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Naomi Tabata

President
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Lorrie Bewza

Vice President
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Erica Chan-Lafrance

Treasurer
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Elan Downey

Secretary
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Dave Ewart

Director
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Bruce Izard

Director
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Amanda Jane

Director
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Ryan Krasman

Director
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Vaughan Raymond

Director
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Monica Stewardson

Director