Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors represents the diversity and professionalism of the Trail Association for Community Living.

Please feel free to contact Board Members care of our general office; 250-368-3503 or contact@taclkootenays.com.

Juris Harlamovs: President – Juris and Madeleine have lived in the Trail area since 1987. James, their son who had a severe seizure disorder, passed away in 2007. Juris works in the Applied Research and Technology group at Trail Operations and volunteers for several organizations. He is a director for the Fruitvale Community Chest, he is a Rotarian with the Waneta Trail Sunrise club and is currently the chair of the Beaver Valley May Days Society. Juris is currently on the building and safety, HR and financial committees with the TACL Board of Directors. Juris enjoys playing squash, bridge and all things philosophical.

Wendy Hackett: Treasurer – I joined the board of directors in 2013 because I wanted to give back to the wonderful community I grew up in. I have recently retired and enjoy my time gardening, golfing and camping. Since joining the board I have grown to understand the vital role Trail Association for Community Living plays in our community and how the services we provide benefit not only the individuals and their families we provide services to but our extended community. I participate on the Finance, Housing, Public Relations and Fund Raising Committees. I am looking forward to another successful year with TACL!

Jeannette Jarvie: Director – worked for TACL for 13 years as our Administration Assistant, she retired in 2006. Jeannette brings extensive board experience having also been on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics and FAIR. Jeannette says she is enjoying her retirement, spending time golfing and swimming as well as with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jeannette joined the board this year and brings great knowledge of TACL to the board and is a strong advocate for the people that we support.

Jim Rees: Director – has been a member and director on and off since 1990. He was a Founding Member of the Children’s Development Centre back in 1970. Jim had a son supported by Microboard for 10 year. He served as a member of The Interim Authority prior to the establishment of CLBC in 2003.

Eleanor Gattafoni-Robinson: Director – Born, raised and educated in Trail Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson is currently serving her fourth term on Trail City Council. Prior to being elected, Eleanor was a longtime employee with Teck Metals Ltd. Community Service has been a major part of her life and in 1992 she was honoured as a recipient of the "Canada 125" Commemorative Medal and in 2009 received the Trail-Warfield "Citizen of the Year" designation for Community Service. Currently, Eleanor serves as the City Council appointee to the Trail Historical Society, Twinning Committee and Ambassador Program.

Eleanor's participation in community endeavors include:

  • Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Board Member
  • Trail and District United Way Board Member
  • Trail Youth Justice Board Member
  • Michael's Catholic School Board Member
  • Kidsport-Trail Chapter Member
  • Trail & District Arts Council Board Member
  • West Kootenay Take a Hike Advisory Committee Member
  • Trail Smoke Eater Junior "A" Hockey Club Volunteer
  • Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer
  • Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre Volunteer
  • Salvation Army Volunteer

Danielle Armstrong: Director –  My name is Danielle Armstrong, I have over ten years experience working with vulnerable individuals in the West Kootenay region. I am currently employed with the West Kootenay Brain Injury Association as Executive Director and feel I have many skills that would be transferable to your Board. I am very aware of the great work that TACL provides to the community, as I provide respite to some of the families that access this wonderful resource

Tina Ihas: Director –  My name is Tina Ihas, I was born in Trail and lived here until I was 15, returning just after I turned 30 in 2003. I have been work with the Greater Trail Hospice Society as the Coordinator since November 2014. It is a role I came into through a contact made while Volunteering on the Board of the Trail & District Public Library, where I held my seat from 2010 to 2016. I am currently enrolled in a grief support provider program through Georgian College in Ontario and plan to begin studies toward a BSW in September.

From a personal perspective, I deeply enjoy working with people and have a strong commitment to the betterment of this community and the lives of those who live here. I have two amazing children (15 and 12) who I strive to set a good example for. I am friendly, approachable, and love to learn and be challenged. I would appreciate the opportunity to become a member of your Board.

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Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Arlington Meat Draw @ Arlington Bar & Grill
Arlington Meat Draw @ Arlington Bar & Grill
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Trail Eagles Auxiliary organizes Meat Draws held at the Arlington Bar & Grill. Various non-profits from the Trail region are invited to raise funds for their organization by selling tickets. All funds raised go
5:00 pm TACL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ Trail Association Activity Centre
TACL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING @ Trail Association Activity Centre
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The goal of the AGM is to encourage as much participation and attendance by our members as possible. The objective is that members feel welcome to attend with no expectations other than to learn about

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