Director of Children and Families
My name is Shannon Olynyk. I am White Shawl Woman. I am Metis, French and Ukrainian originally from Winnipeg Manitoba. There I was a member of Manitoba Metis Federation until moving to beautiful Chilliwack BC in 2017. After transitioning here I became a proud member of MNBC and the Chilliwack Metis Associate. Since moving I also began my career with the Correctional Service of Canada and had two high spirited baby boys (no longer babies lol). I am honoured to be a member of the board and hope to contribute to the wellness of our children, families and community as a whole.
Maarsii, Miigwetch, Merci, Thank you!
I am the Woman's Representative for the Chilliwack Metis Association.
I have been married for 27 years, to a retired Air force member.
I was born and raised in Northern AB and we moved here to Chilliwack, 13 years ago when Rick retired.
I'm a mother of two grown children. My daughter lives here in Chilliwack with her daughter. My son and his wife live in Strathmore, AB with their 7 year old son and 1 year old daughter.
I do after school care with special needs kids that are in foster care. I have been doing this for the past 8 years.
My hobbies are doing crafts, cooking and baking for my family and friends.
Director at Large
Born and raised in Prince George. Moved to Chilliwack 15 years ago. Business Owner. Married. Proud Dad to 6 awesome kids and Papa G to 1 beautiful Lil Grand daughter.
Inspired by the other tireless volunteers who have served on the Board before me, I look forward to continuing their hard work and positive efforts for our Local Metis Community in any way I possibly can. I embrace change and I am always open to hearing new ideas, especially ones that will not only benefit, but continue to move our People forward in a positive and healthy way.