Born in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke), Sara received post-secondary degrees from Marianopolis College and Concordia University. She worked in child development, communications, and academic counseling for many years following her schooling. A desire to raise her kids (Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Nuu-chah-nulth) in community, immersed in their culture, led her to move to Campbell River in 2016. Since then, Sara has been engaged in the community through volunteer Board governance work and a career in culture and communications. Since 2020, Sara has been the Executive Director of the Campbell River Art Gallery. The Gallery has a social justice mandate and goals to decolonize its practices and structures. Sara has taken this to heart, working tirelessly toward concrete action and organizational accountability towards reconciliation.
“Everything changes once you have kids.” It’s such a cliche, but one that holds true. After I had my kids I found my focus shifting and my purpose redefined. My […]
Words By Sara Lopez AssuPhotos By Nycky-Jay Vanjecek