Mike Corkish has served as the president of the d’Esterre Seniors’ Centre Association for the past five years.
During his time as president, Mike has ensured that the centre remains viable, financially stable, progressive and dynamic through countless hours of dedicated service. Besides his role as board chair he oversaw in a hands-on fashion a major kitchen renovation.
The d’Esterre Seniors Centre Association boasts a membership of more than 800 people, and is the preeminent social environment for seniors in the town.
It is meeting place with food services, craft and art sales outlet and a wide range of activities ranging from bridge, chair yoga, conversation groups, crafts, ping-pong and special events dinners.
The d’Esterre Seniors Centre is considered a second home for seniors to socialize, break their isolation and remain active. Although the centre has been closed since March, due to COVID-19, Mike has still been doing things behind the scenes. He is currently taking the lead in seeing that the centre get a new elevator service for seniors with mobility issues.
Mike came to Canada as young man from the Isle of Man and after successful career with Air Canada chose to settle in the Comox Valley and has been a super volunteer since his arrival.
Mike spends the majority of his time supporting seniors in the Comox Valley, making him a logical choice for Seniors Champion.