Rob has been volunteering as a Big Brother mentor for the
last 41 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, BC. In this time, he's
had 12 Little Brothers and is currently matched with Yunjae, his Little Brother
of five years, who is about to graduate out of their match as he is now 18. Rob
ensures that every Little Brother is given his devoted time and attention.
Rob's first little brother, Jerry, is now 52 and a grandfather. Through his
mentorship, he has organized golf games as well as camping and fishing trips.
He is committed to being with his littles even through tough times, such as
sitting in a court room to show his support when a Little has run into minor
When his Little Brothers have reached their adulthood, Rob
tries to remain in contact with them to ensure they have support. Rob has
played an integral part in the lives of his Little’s to the point where he has
been invited and attended four of their weddings. During his time as a Big
Brother, Rob spent time as a director of the local, Provincial and National Big
Brother Big Sister Boards. Rob was a
teacher and eventually a principal with the Langley School District, and was
able to use his experience as a mentor from the agency with youth at the schools
where he worked.
Rob has recently been honoured with a few awards for his
outstanding service to youth within the community, including the Governor
Generals Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and the Award of Distinction from the
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Community Safety & Crime