A Message from the Board of Monarca Canada Foundation

There are hundreds of Canadians who consider the Cabo area to be either their primary residence or their second home. Though we love it here it’s hard not to be painfully aware of the plight of many poor Mexican families who must struggle to survive in this tough economy – often as internal migrants seeking to escape the social conditions on the mainland. Canadians generously support several charities in the Cabo area and are able to receive a CRA – approved tax receipt by directing their donations through the Monarca Canada Foundation (MCF).

Monarca is an officially recognized Canadian foundation dedicated to providing assistance to needy families in the Cabo area. Donors to MCF will receive an official charitable tax receipt and the proceeds of the foundation will be entirely dedicated to food aid, educational support and medical services to qualifying families in our region.

The name Monarca was chosen because of the millions of monarch butterflies that travel each year from Canada to Mexico. Monarca is the Spanish word for monarch. MCF is an important institution for strengthening ties between Canada and the state of Baja California Sur.

 

Board of Directors

Peter Beaupré – Chairman
Peter is a Canadian who retired as President of PCL Construction in the United States. He lives in Vancouver BC and spends the winter months in Puerto los Cabos. He has been a strong supporter of Monarca Canada Foundation in the past and is the Chairman of Monarca.

 

Ron Heaver
Ron is a Canadian who retired after many years as an investment advisor with Investors Group. His home is in White Rock BC and he spends the winter in Los Cabos where he has a home in Puerto Los Cabos.

 

Josie Kirkham – Secretary
Josie Kirkham joins the board as Secretary. She enjoyed a long career in the high tech and telecommunications industries in Toronto. Josie currently lives year round in Puerto Los Cabos where she enjoys golfing and touring around the area.

Paul Kennedy
Paul Kennedy has been President of Vantage Properties, a commercial real estate developer, since 1980. From 1995 to 2009 he was President of GWL Realty Advisors Inc. From 1900 to 1995 he was Executive Vice President and then President of Trizec Office Company. Mr. Kennedy is currently a Director of several private companies and holds an MBA from Harvard University (1970).

 

Paul Lee
Paul is a Western Canadian who lives in Kelowna and designs equipment for the oil drilling industry. He has had a winter home in Cabo San Lucas since 2002 and enjoys the people, fishing, playing golf and touring around the Baja.

 

Kim Doward – Treasurer

Kim and her husband are retired from the automobile industry in British Columbia. Prior to joining her husband in the car business, she had a long and successful career in the banking and lending industry in Canada. Kim enjoys golfing and pickle ball. She and her husband split their time between Nanaimo, BC and Puerto Los Cabos.