In her own words: Duncan council candidate Cassandra Barfield
Cassandra Barfield is here for YOU! She LIVES in Duncan, WORKS in Duncan, VOLUNTEERS in Duncan and PLAYS in Duncan.
As a professionally trained Social Worker, Cassandra has the skills and the experience to listen to people and advocate for their needs. Many Duncan seniors feel that 'nothing is being done for them'. Cassandra will advocate on their behalf promoting sidewalk improvements so that our seniors can continue to enjoy freedom. Cassandra has worked with many diverse cultural groups including: an Asian community in the UK, Dutch Canadians, (she is of Dutch descent herself), Ugandan refugees and Aboriginal Canadians. She has worked with all ages: infancy through aged.
Cassandra has a private counseling practice on Station St. www.cbcounselling.ca She and her husband Chris own Holmesdale House B&B, just behind Duncan Elementary School. www.holmesdalehouse.ca Cassandra has chaired numerous school and parish councils. She was the coordinator of a 300 strong volunteer organization for 5 years. Cassandra volunteers at the Duncan-Cowichan Visitor Center aNed is part of her church music ministry.
Cassandra and Chris fell in love with Duncan and the Cowichan Valley while visiting a friend nearly 10 years ago. During their twice yearly extended visits, they developed their plan to relocate her. Firmly established as part of the local community now, they feel Duncan is really home. “It is small enough and yet big enough” says Cassandra.
Cassandra is an avid gardener and is working towards a totally organic vegetable garden from which she can feed both her family and her B&B guests. Both Cassandra and Chris enjoy performing arts and really appreciate the wealth of local talent. They enjoy extended walks around town and down our many trails. Look for Cassandra walking her dog, Essex around our streets and in Rotary Park, or at our pool, swimming laps. Please stop and chat!
Seniors, housing, suite, small business, green initiatives, local employment, effective public transit