Let’s make BC a better place to play

We're revitalizing play areas for kids in BC, and we need your help to find the perfect place to start. 

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Meet Our Judges

President & CEO, BCAA
Shom Sen
President & CEO, BCAA

As the lead executive of BCAA, Shom is the perfect person to represent BCAA’s commitment to the community. His knowledge, commitment and respect for BCAA’s vision and values makes him a steward for ensuring the panel’s discussions and decisions align with ‘doing the right thing’.

Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way of Lower Mainland
Jeff Calbick
Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way of Lower Mainland

The United Way has been a proud partner with BCAA for many years. With Jeff’s extensive experience in developing philanthropic investment strategies to address critical social issues and connecting individuals and corporate donors with causes that matter, his experience will help the team truly measure the level of need in the finalist communities.

Senior Meteorologist, Global BC’s News Hour
Kristi Gordon
Senior Meteorologist, Global BC’s News Hour

Kristi is the face of meteorology at Global BC and is now the co-face of BCAA Play Here. She is loved by British Columbians and is a natural fit for our judging panel. She’s also the proud mother of 2 boys.

Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UBC
Dr. Ian Pike
Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UBC

Dr. Pike has been involved with BCAA for many years, most recently as a Board Member for the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. In addition to his guidance of our Road Safety Programs, he’s also the face of Preventable and has focused his career on the safety and development of children.

Senior Manager, Community Impact, BCAA
Shawn Pettipas
Senior Manager, Community Impact, BCAA

Shawn has managed all community programs at BCAA for 4 years. He’s led the School Safety Patrol, the Car Seat Program, the Volunteer Program, and anything else that is about giving back in our community. Last year he led the inaugural year of Play Here and successfully helped build two brand new play spaces for the winners.

Morning Radio Show Host, The Jeff O'Neil Show
Karen Khunkhun
Morning Radio Show Host, The Jeff O'Neil Show

As a co-host of the Jeff O’Neil morning show on CFOX, Karen Khunkhun enjoys waking the city up with a little music and a ton of fun. Karen is honoured to be a part of the BCAA Play Here campaign. As a mother of a young daughter, she knows the value of play for mental and physical enrichment and is excited to help a community create a play space of their own.