Sam loves Chilliwack! I Love Chilliwack is not just a slogan, for him it drives what he does and it is behind the choices that he has made. It is why he choose to live where he does, why he established his business where he did, and why he has chosen to give himself to the community here in Chilliwack.
Sam is a lifelong resident of Chilliwack, and he passionate and committed to this city of ours. He has had the good fortune to live, work, and travel extensively in Canada and abroad, as well as attend university both at home (UFV), and in other provinces. Through these experiences he has gained perspective as to what makes for vibrant, progressive, and inclusive communities. Sam hopes to bring that perspective to his involvement with Chilliwack City Council.
In the fall of 2012, he took on the challenge and reward of opening his own small business here in Chilliwack, Mt Waddington’s Outdoors. He has poured heart, soul, and resources in this community, and invested his future in Chilliwack.
In 2013 Waddington accepted the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year Award on behalf of Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors.
Over the past two years of running a successful small business, Sam has focused on fiscal conservatism and business management to ensure the success of his operation. Being a small business owner Waddington has enjoyed getting involved in organizations that exist to help make Chilliwack a better place. He is on the Board of Directors of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. Sam is on the Executive Council of the Chilliwack Outdoors Club, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC. He gives back to Chilliwack through his involvement as a member of Rotary and he loves the opportunity to make an impact in the community that he lives in.