25 Nov Official By-Election Results
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Congrats to Talin Verigin!
Talin and his wife Abbey currently reside in Thrums having relocated there early 2019 after many years of living in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland areas. Talin was raised in Pass Creek and participated in the Russian Bilingual program at Twin Rivers Elementary and is a graduate of Stanley Humphries Secondary. As a Rotary Exchange student, Talin attended a subsequent year of high school in Denmark and after returning to Canada he became certified as a Journeyman Electrician and as a Journeyman Security Technician. Talin also holds a Certificate of Project Management and a Certificate of Business Management.
Talin is currently employed as a Communications Technician at Teck Metals Ltd. in Trail. Although most of Talin’s work has been in the electrical/security field he also held the position of substitute instructor for the Security Systems Technician Program at BCIT for about five years.
Talin is a member of the Tarrys Volunteer Fire Rescue Department and through the fire hall has volunteered in local community events. Other community service includes having been a member of the Columbia Basin Trust Youth Advisory Committee and a Big Brother for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.
Education remains important to Talin and with his experiences both as a student and as a post-secondary educator he understands the importance of obtaining relevant, high-level educational foundational skills from the public school system. Talin will strive to represent the electoral area and its interests through advocating for and supporting an educational system that provides for excellent academic educational opportunities including, but not limited to, language programs, trade programs, and supports and programs for students with special educational needs. Also, because students in this rural electoral area are all transported to city schools another area of interest for Talin is a sustainable and safe school bussing transportation system. Talin believes all students deserve an excellent education!