This year’s B.C. Day had even more meaning for Dave Birdi.
While celebrating the B.C. day with his family and friends, Birdi, a councillor for the District of Fort St. James, also celebrated the day he moved to the Fort on August 3, 35 years ago. Birdi, along with his mother, brothers and sisters moved to the Fort to join his father, Lachman Birdi, who had already settled in Fort St. James and started working at the local sawmill in 1972.
“I am very proud to call the Fort as my chosen home,” said Birdi, who was elected as a councillor in 2008.
“The Fort is a great place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Birdi.
Birdi spent almost all of his years living right here in Fort St. James. After graduating from the Fort St. James Secondary School, Birdi moved to the Lower Mainland to further his education and came back to settle in the Fort.
Birdi spends time volunteering in sports, for the radio and television society, and with his wife, two daughters, and son.