Dr. Henriette Strydom & Dr. Arend Delport
When they moved from South Africa to Powell River, Henriette did family practice and maternity and Arend mainly worked in the Emergency Room.
Moving from Beijing, a massive cosmopolitan city, Cindy and Harry were worried about how their son would adjust to life in Powell River. Seeing him thrive, in addition to being in a down to Earth community, was proof that Powell River was the right city for them.
When Barrie came to Powell River, he wanted a combination of a part-time emergency practice and full-service family practice. He was able to do that here, amongst a collegial group of physicians, and felt really welcomed. He started with a plan to stay one or two years, and as his family grew, he realized that Powell River provided the quality of life they wanted.
Laura Wallace and her husband Allen came to Powell River for the lifestyle and are perfect examples of location not being a big factor when it comes to work. Laura is a Luthier who repairs and builds violins which she sells in Victoria and the Lower Mainland. Allen is an IT specialist that is able to work from anywhere. So they’ve been able to build a life for their family in Powell River that they enjoy immensely.
Many of the people moving to Powell River are interested in food production. There are many opportunities to establish small farming operations in the region. That’s what Ezra and Gosia Carroll did when they migrated to Powell River. Myrtle Point Heritage Farm has a wide range of agricultural products that are sold locally and abroad.
Dr. Leta Burechailo
Dr. Leta Burechailo and her husband Dr. Chris Morwood took the plunge and moved their private practices to Powell River from Northern Ontario. Both fell in love with the community and all of the lifestyle options it has to offer.