WOLFERSTAN, Bill




Author Tags: Maritime

CITY/TOWN: Victoria

DATE OF BIRTH: 28 July 1942

PLACE OF BIRTH: Vancouver

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Cruising Guides to British Columbia, Whitecap
Vol.1 - Gulf Islands: and Vancouver Island Coast from Sooke to Courtenay (Pacific Yachting, 1975; revised edition, Whitecap Books, 1987)
Vol.2 - Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands (Maclean-Hunter, 1980; Whitecap Books, 1987)
Vol.3 - Sunshine Coast: Vancouver and Fraser Estuary to Jervis Inlet (Whitecap, 1982)

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:

Education:
Junior Matriculation: North Vancouver High School, 1960
B.Sc., Geology and Geophysics, UBC, 1964
M.A., Geography, Natural Resource Management, SFU, 1972
Thesis: "Marine Recreation in the Desolation Sound Region of British Columbia"

Employment:
. Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Signals Corps, 1964-67, Kingston ON, Calgary AB
. Geography teacher, Ringwood Grammer School, 1967-68, Bournemouth, UK
. Environmental-Recreational Consultant, 1971-74, Victoria
. BC Environment & Land Use Committee Secretariat, 1974-80, Victoria BC
. BC Ministry of Environment, 1981-1997,Victoria BC.

Other publications:
100 articles on: cruising BC coast, European Inland Waterways, Sail Training, Canadian Schooners and the Bluenose, BC coastal history in: Pacific Yachting, Beautiful British Columbia Magazine, Classic Boat, and
The Beaver: Canada's Historical Magazine.

Family, other interests:
. Married Clementien Secker, 1975;
. Children: Jonathan, 27; Matthew, 25; Thomas, 21; Elizabeth, 20.
. Director, SALTS - Sail and Life Training Society, Victoria, 1983-present.
. Skipper, Dutch sailing barge "Linquenda", Europe, 1996-present.

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