John Gee: Heading for Higher Learning
John Gee has been an active and involved volunteer with _Boyle McCauley News_ for a number of years. He has served on our Board of Directors as Treasurer and is a Block Carrier – one with two major routes and several agency drop-offs. We are definitely going to feel his absence when he heads off to the University of Toronto to work on a Master of Theological Studies in Urban and International Development between September 2013 and April of 2014.
“I moved here in 1993 because I wanted to make a fresh start,” John says of what brought him to McCauley. “I was attracted by Inn Roads Housing Co-op, my family’s roots in the area, and the socially progressive reputation that McCauley had at that time.”
John began his involvement with _BMC News_ doing paste-up, a task which has since been made obsolete by technology. As one of our busiest Block Carriers, he finds that “delivering the newspaper gets me off my well-worn pathways and makes me look closely at what is going on in the neighbourhood.”
He adds, “_Boyle McCauley News_ is the best neighbourhood publication I have ever encountered. I encourage everyone to appreciate it and help out if you can.”
As this month’s theme is “Wisdom,” we asked John to impart some wisdom to his fellow community members as he heads off to pursue his studies. “I think diversity is the greatest strength of our community. We can overcome our challenges if we work together and include everyone.”
Thank you John, for your time and effort with the paper. We wish you the best in your studies and look forward to you resuming your routes with us when you return.