Aart Looye, community activist
Aart Looye (born 9 May 1944 in the Netherlands) is a swimming coach, community activist, and spin instructor from British Columbia, Canada. Looye arrived in Canada as a young child and lived in Alberta for 22 years prior to coming to White Rock 11 years ago to look after his aging parents.
- Recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for over 40 years of community service
- YMCA volunteer fitness instructor – previous Board member
- Event Chair: White Rock Spirit of Sea Festival 2004–5 – Events Chair.
- Race Director: Crescent Beach Triathlon
- President of Master Swimming BC – current position & 2007 Provincial Championships held at Fleetwood Pool in Surrey
- Soccer Coach – Youth and Women
- Rotarian & Project Manager for numerous Rotary fundraising events, including dances, half-marathons and school building in Kenya
- General Manager for BC Seniors 2001 Games in Surrey
- President: Semiahmoo Triathlon Club
- Hockey Referee
- Volunteer Chair: Canada Day Celebrations in White Rock
Previous Work experience
- Senior Consultant, Negotiator, Landsman and Administrator with over 30 years of experience in Governance, Resource Management, Negotiation and Economic Development.
- Executive Director ∕ A. Deputy Minister, Alberta Government
- Board Member – Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal of British Columbia – 2002 to 2007
- Extensive Arbitration and Mediation experience