Reported Cases Community Activities

Community services

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church, Vancouver’s Anglican cathedral at Burrard & Georgia Streets, is the city’s oldest church building.  It welcomes 5,000 worshippers during the Christmas holidays and received 9,000 visitors during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

  • Member since 1980
  • Treasurer 1981-1982
  • Synod delegate and member of church committee (director), 1981-1983 and 1988-1990
  • Chair, Cathedral Endowment 1993-1995, during its establishment
  • Sidesman and reader

False Creek Racing Canoe Club [FCRCC]

FCRCC brought dragonboat racing to Vancouver and hosts dozens of teams, from school-age through seniors.  It also sponsors outrigger-canoe and kayak training and racing.

  • Member since 1994
  • Treasurer 1996-1997
  • Secretary 1997-1998
  • Dragonboat coach 2001-2004, 2007

127 Society for Housing

The 127 Society owns and operates three buildings in Vancouver's Downtown South that house 300 low-income residents, who are typically hard to house. It is a registered charity, sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral and assisted by the City, the Province, CMHC, the (Anglican) Diocese of New Westminster, foundations, and individual donors. The Society employs a community worker in each of these buildings to assist the tenants and raises funds to do so.

127 has been selected under the Provincial Homelessness Initiative to develop a new project to further its service to the Downtown South.

Vancouver Centre Conservative Association

The Vancouver Centre Conservative Association is the riding organization in the electoral district of Vancouver-Centre for the Conservative Party of Canada.

  • Director of Parties in 2004 since the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Parties
  • Official agent (campaign treasurer) in the 2004, 2005-06, and 2011 elections
  • Captain, Running Tories, the Party’s Sun Run team, since 1998
  • Director and convention delegate of a predecessor party, 1994-2004, treasurer, 1998-2004, and official agent, 2000
  • Financial agent (association treasurer) since 2013

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Howard volunteered as an assistant to the German Olympic team (Deutsche Olympiamannschaft). I also kept up my usual work, including a Court appearance.

Canadian Academic Accounting Association

The CAAA is an organization of accounting educators, professional accountants, and others who are involved in, or concerned about, research and education in accounting and related areas.  It publishes Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting Perspectives.

  • Member since 1980
  • Sustaining patron since 2004

Rick Hansen’s 25th-anniversary “Many in Motion” tour

Selected to carry his medal as one of 7,500 difference-makers.


Distance-running since 1966 at the University of Oregon, Eugene, including half-marathons since 1996, like this rainy 2014 Vancouver Half Marathon.

Cycling for transportation and recreation since 1971, including the 2012 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer — 250 km Vancouver - Seattle.  Thanks to all the clients, friends, and family members who helped raise $3,500 towards conquering cancer.


Family — Married since 1970 to Barbara (organist, retired teacher). Daughters Jill (digital archivist, records administrator), Sarah (design and architecture historian) and granddaughter Astrid (2014).

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