The Face Behind the Mask: Jonathan Dyck

This week’s Face Behind the Mask is Jonathan Dyck.

Jonathan is a teacher at Brooks Secondary School. He is also President of Environmental Educators’ Provincial Specialist Association and one of the people who has been helping to bolster the spirits of our community’s young people through the pandemic.

We appreciate all the front-line and essential workers in our community who, like Jonathan, are working hard to help and support others.

Q: If you had to describe your experience of the pandemic in one word, what would it be? 

A: Rethink

Q: What is one way you have helped/reached out to someone else during the pandemic? 

A:  I haven’t been seeing as many students in person at the school, so when I do encounter students in town, I try to check in with them! I’ve also been calling my parents more often, as they’re feeling quite isolated.

Q: What is one way someone has helped/reached out to you?

A: Izi Loveluck, the president of our local teachers’ association (the PRDTA), has made a point of reaching out and trying to support teachers during this difficult time.

Q: What would you say is the most important thing that is helping you get through the pandemic?

A: Spending time with my family and having so many beautiful outdoor places to explore!

Q: What has been the most difficult thing about the pandemic for you?

A: Not being able to spend much quality time with friends and extended family.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who is struggling?

A: Talk to your friends and family about how you’re doing – they care!

Q: What is a good thing that has happened to you because of the pandemic?

A:  Going for more walks in my neighbourhood, and getting to know the local disc golf courses. 🙂

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As of March 15, Vancouver Coastal Health will be offering a public vaccination site located on the upper level of the Powell River Recreation Complex.

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