on Robbie Burns Day in England in 1957, Bob moved to
the Fraser Valley in 1968. Just ten years later at only
21 years old, Bob founded The NEWS newspaper in Maple
Ridge - a community weekly that went on to win a number
of awards and still publishes today.
1986 he joined the staff of Trinity Western University
as manager of the University Press and later that decade,
Bob started a commercial printing company in Langley
called University Printers Ltd. and he ran the company
untill the 1999 civic election when he won his first
seat on Township council.
that, Bob was active in various community groups and
organizations in Langley. He served on the board of directors
of the Langley Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years
and served as president of the chamber in 1997-98.
2003 he received the Chamber's Business Person of the
Aldergrove, he was President of Festival Days Society
for several years and still volunteers each year at the
annual Fair Days.