KinVillage Board Director Honoured as Delta’s Citizen of the Year

Rick Lewall

Rick Lewall, KinVillage Board Director, was presented on November 25th with the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award at the Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats Off to Excellence Gala.

Rick was first elected to KinVillage’s Board in September 2012 and was reappointed in September 2015 for a second term.   His family’s personal experiences with long-term residential care gave him the impetus to volunteer on the KinVillage Board.   He was aware of KinVillage’s reputation for excellence in care and wanted to be an active part in continuing this legacy begun almost 40 years ago in Tsawwassen.   Rick’s passion for making a difference in his community, as evidenced by his wide-ranging and significant volunteer contributions to a variety of organizations, made him an ideal candidate for the Board.

Rick currently serves as Chair of the Board’s Nominations Committee and as a member of the Redevelopment Committee.  In the former, he promotes the effective governance of KinVillage by recruiting strong candidates to the Board and assisting with the orientation of all Directors.  In the latter, he provides input about how the KinVillage site and programs will evolve over time to continue meeting the community’s changing needs.  Aside from his more formal roles on the Board, Rick always welcomes opportunities to meet and hear directly from residents, clients, members, staff and volunteers at various events.

We’re grateful for Rick’s experience, commitment and many contributions to the KinVillage community and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.  Well done Rick!

The Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually by the Delta Chamber of Commerce to someone who has shown extraordinary leadership, dedication to and service commitment within Delta, has made a positive and recognizable impact in Delta, and is a source of inspiration, motivation and encouragement for others.  For further information about the award, please go to