Our People

Barry Janyk – Executive Director



Barry was born on Vancouver Island and moved to Vancouver at the age of 10. He was “fortunate” to have a dad who was both a former drill sergeant and a Scout Master, so the outdoors was basic training.

Barry’s had a variety of careers that have taken him to spectacular places: forestry services contractor, pilot, and helicopter owner and commercial operator. He was responsible for developing, and was also the original manager of, Vancouver’s Harbour Heliport.

He was on Gibsons council for 15 years—12 as mayor—and is a life member of the Association of Vancouver Island & Coastal Communities and past VP of the Union of BC Municipalities. As Chair of $50 million Island Coastal Economic Trust, he was responsible for endorsing projects such as the Sunshine Coast, Cape Scott and Wild Pacific trails, and Dakota Ridge access.

Barry spent over 4 years as the Outdoor Recreation Council appointee on the provincial LRUP, whose work led to the creation of Tetrahedron Provincial Park.

Chandra Matlock – Communications & Administration Manager



From a young age, Chandra spent summers at the lake or riverside parks and winters at the local ski hill or skating rink. She would always have her mountain bike, kayak, hiking boots, fishing rod, skates, yoga mat, or snowshoes nearby for the next adventure.

Chandra has transformed her passion for the outdoors and recreation into a long-term career; she has worked as a Marketing Director and Officer Manager for a Junior A Hockey Club and Marketing Director for a ski and snowboard resort. She has sold out events, sponsorships, and ski schools.

Her most recent experience is with the City of Prince George promoting summertime festivals, sports tourism and events, and over 100 parks and 100+ kilometres of trails in the Northern BC community. Chandra has completed her Bachelor of Commerce (major in Marketing), won over 15 Achievements in Marketing awards, and ranked on the top 100 PowerHouse social media rankings internationally.

Board of Directors


Name Position Affiliation
Ken Orr President Chilliwack Outdoor Club
Dave Wharton Past President Valley Outdoor Association
Vacant Vice-President  
Sherry Durnford Treasurer Island Mountain Ramblers
Judy Carlson Secretary Alberni Valley Outdoor Club
Liz Bicknell Director Vancouver Island Trail Association
Andrew Drouin Director Apex Community Association
Dave King Director Caledonia Ramblers
Paula McGahon Director Outdoor Club of Victoria
Melissa Rayfield Director Tetrahedron Outdoor Club
Alia Sanger Director UBC Varsity Outdoor Club
Vacant Director  

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