Donald McLennan is new this year to the board. He comes to the work from a background different from the arts, but with a deep love for them. He spent 35 years in the Canadian Foreign Service, with postings all over the world, finishing his career as Ambassador to Poland, Iran, and Serbia, among other places. In his profession, Donald was able to combine his desire to serve Canada with his love of travel.
Arriving on Salt Spring in 2005, he has thrown himself wholeheartedly into the life of the island as Chair of the Transportation Commission, as a member of the Conservancy, and as a person committed to an ever more beautiful Salt Spring. He enhances his own garden, and furthermore, as a highly skilled woodworker, he also creates outdoor furniture. Like all the other members of the Artspring Board, he brings intelligence and passion to the island.