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Weiler, Sharma and Parikh elected to Vancity’s Board of Directors

April 26, 2016, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – Members of Vancity credit union have elected Virginia Weiler, Niki Sharma and Rita Parikh to their board of directors, each for a three-year term.

Virginia Weiler Virginia Weiler, a Vancity member for 21 years, has been re-elected for a fourth term on the board.
Niki Sharma Niki Sharma, a Vancity member for three years, has been elected for her first term on the board.
Rita Parikh Rita Parikh, a Vancity member for six years, has been elected for her first term on the board.

During the election, which took place from March 29 to April 22, a total of 17,916 valid ballots and 48,766 votes were cast.

Full results from Vancity’s 2016 Board of Directors’ election:

  • Virginia Weiler: 8,902 votes
  • Niki Sharma: 8,859 votes
  • Rita Parikh: 7,344 votes
  • Bob Williams: 6,543 votes
  • Dara Parker: 5,457 votes
  • Rachel S. Forbes: 2,147 votes
  • Neal Nicholson: 1,949 votes
  • Gary Steeves: 1,579 votes
  • Lucette Wesley: 1,495 votes
  • Farrell Segall: 1,441 votes
  • Yasin Amlani: 1,137 votes
  • Adrian Zator: 1,061 votes
  • Hari Sharma: 852 votes

Vancity thanks all the candidates for their participation in the election. In particular, Vancity would like to extend a special acknowledgement to Bob Williams for his many years of service.


“As a co-operative, Vancity exists to serve its members and looks to them to shape the future of our credit union. We sincerely thank the 13 dedicated members who campaigned for a seat on our board as well as all of our members who made their mark by voting in this year’s election.” Jan O’Brien, chair of Vancity’s board of directors

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 519,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. As Canada’s largest community credit union, Vancity uses its $19.8 billion in assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

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Lorraine Wilson | Vancity
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