Viraat BK Thammanna
Arrived to Canada in 1988 while I was cycling around the world to create awareness about the devastating effects of drug and alcohol addiction amongst youth.
Returned to BC, to the city of Vancouver, during 1992 to attain higher education in a post-bachelor’s business administration degree on scholarship.
Being grateful for the scholarship, I wanted to give back. I sought out meaningful experiences, things I could advocate for, be a part of, and represent front and center. I skipped rope across BC to create awareness of:
- Health and fitness for mind and body for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.
- 1994 Commonwealth Games Organization in Victoria, BC.
Then I started my management career with McDonalds, and moved onto Canadian Pacific Hotels, Holiday Inn, Group4 Securitas, and Nortel.
While I was serving Canadian Forces at CFB Esquimalt, Canada’s Martime Forces Pacific base, came to Nanaimo with HMCS Nanaimo (Marine Defense Coastal Vessel). After returning to base, I came back to Nanaimo, bought a condominium to dwell and prosper.
After serving the country I had the choice of going back to work for singular gain, or to give back to the communities where I live. I gracefully chose to give back with contentment in my heart.
I reorganized my finances efficiently and effectively to ensure I could maintain a happy medium between both. Over the last 4 years I have been unconditionally volunteering full-time for the betterment of society, environment, and everyone from youth to seniors.
I work hard to give back at full capacity, using my knowledge and abilities for the positive transformation of our community and beyond.
I am looking forward to serving the Nanaimo region, Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Canada, full-time without conflicts of interests, and no personal business ownership. My existing financial stability will allow me to give all energy and devotion to shared goals of the citizen interest.