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Town of Gibsons

Population: 4,758 (2021 Census)
Growth rate: 3.3% (2016 Census)
Dwellings: 2,282 occupied private dwellings
Area: 4.33 sq. km.

A short 10-minute drive from the Langdale ferry terminal, Gibsons was carved out of the hilly forest terrain of the Sunshine Coast. Known across the world as the home of the popular CBC Television series, The Beachcombers, the Town of Gibsons has two main commercial areas: Upper Gibsons which has shopping malls, restaurants, services and a light industrial area, and Lower Gibsons.

The main street in Lower Gibsons is filled with people visiting the bakeries, cafes, and shops, or strolling along the bustling fishing wharf and a seaside walk that link Gibsons Harbour, with its log wharfinger’s building and boardwalk over the breakwater to Winegarden Waterfront Park.

Click here for the Town of Gibsons Official Community Plan.

Director bill beamish

Bill Beamish was appointed to the SCRD Board on November 6, 2018.  Bill Beamish has worked as a senior administrator for the Province of BC and local governments in British Columbia for more than 40 years. He moved to Gibsons with his wife and family in 2002 and worked for five years as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Gibsons.

Since ‘retiring’ in 2007, Bill has been providing services to local governments, not-for-profit organisations and incorporated societies including: the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity; the CAO  for the Village of Queen Charlotte; Project Manager for the Greater Masset Development Corporation; the District of Sechelt (twice as an interim CAO); the Peace River Regional District; Sechelt Downtown Business Association; CAO for the Hamlet of Tuktoyktuk; and, Capacity Builder for the Tuktoyaktuk Development Corporation.

Bill has a Diploma from the University of Victoria in Public Administration, a Certificate of Excellence from the Province of BC for Administration and has competed many courses and programs in Project Management, Labour Relations and other aspects of administration.

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