Gerald was born and raised around Darwell. In 1999, Gerald and his wife Terri purchased land East of Darwell and moved there with their newly born daughter Victoria. Gerald is in his 17th year as a Captain with WestJet and has been able to get “airfare for two” donated for the past ten years for Darwell’s raffle. Terri is in her 16th year with Northern Gateway Public Schools and is the Secretary of Darwell School. Victoria is currently going into her 3rd year of her Business Degree.
They wanted to become involved in the community so they joined the Darwell & District Agricultural Society in 2001. Since 2003 both Gerald and Terri have had various positions on the Executive of the DDAS. Terri has coordinated the bench show, scheduled judges, maintained the website, ordered ribbons, updates the online fairbook, and has ran the pet show and enjoys working in the concession. Gerald has been on many committees and has coordinated the cattle show, quad wars, mini broncs, ag drag and spearheaded the junior ag society program in cooperation with the Darwell School. Victoria spent every summer of her childhood playing at the fairgrounds while Gerald and Terri volunteered. As she grew older she began helping out wherever she could. She continues to help out with the family dance, bench show, the concession and wherever she is needed. Gerald and Terri have been instrumental with raising money in the community by getting sponsorship as well as applying for and coordinating government grants. They help with every event that the DDAS does including the Family Dance, Volunteer Appreciation, Barnburner, Ag Drag, Annual Fair, grounds rentals and donate the use of their farm equipment. They feel fortunate to be part of an organization that has worked together to expand the fairgrounds land twice, make a new baseball diamond, add new buildings/facilities and improve all of the existing buildings.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Gerald, Terri and Victoria.