Viraat BK Thammanna

I traveled to Canada for the first time in 1988 while I was cycling around the world to create awareness about the devastating effects of drug and alcohol addiction amongst youth.

I 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.

With the Canadian Forces, I gained military operation skills (search & rescue training, safety, damage control, maintenance, recruitment and military family conflict resolution).

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 city full-time as a city Councilor 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 community.

Specialized In

Leadership Through Management of People, Business/Organisation, Service Operations, Project, Financials, Passionate about giving back to the society

member at

Nanaimo Family Life Association


Canadian Forces Member at Department of National Defense

Former Commitee Member

Solid Waste Management Advisory, Business Community at Regional District of Nanaimo

Committee Member

Liquid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory. at Regional District of Nanaimo

Director at

Nanaimo Climate Action Hub

member at

Nanaimo Association for Community Living

former director at

Nanaimo Foodshare Society

member at

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

Director at

Nanaimo Indo - Canadian Cultural Society

Advisory member at

Mid Island Development Co-Op Committee

Served at

Nanaimo Seniors Task Force, for planning Age friendly City

Former Treasurer at

Royal Canadian Legion Mt Benson Branch 256
Planted Trees
campaign participated
awareness campaign
Success Sessions