When it comes to the category of Community Builder, Pat McKenna, quite literally, fits the bill.
As executive director of Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North, Pat’s duties are all about building communities.
He is the face of the Lake Trail build – a 10-unit development across the street from Lake Trail school, which is nearing completion.
In his five years at the helm of Habitat VIN, the organization has grown exponentially, from helping an average of 1.5 families per year, to partnering with a total of eight families in 2019.
Such a position would be all-consuming for most people, but Pat isn’t ‘most people.’
When he’s not at the Habitat office, Pat does duty with the Town of Comox, as a town councillor.
And then, of course, there’s his personal passion – the arts.
He is the driving force behind Three Legged Dog Productions, an “adult theatre company,” which has been producing popular musicals since 2017, and has been involved with Courtenay Little Theatre,
As well as Rainbow Youth Theatre.
He is also a long-standing board member of Vancouver Island Music Fest.
Pat was Rotarian with the Strathcona Sunrise Rotary Club for the past 12 years, and he has also served on the board of directors of the Comox Valley Economic Development Society.