Hector Bremner (New Westminster) - Biography
Hector Bremner and his wife, Virginia, fell in love with the vibrant and historic community of New Westminster 10 years ago and chose the Royal City as the ideal place to raise their two sons, Carlo, now 15, and Gianluca, 14.
In that time, Bremner’s marketing and business development consultancy, TOUCH Marketing, flourished and afforded him the opportunity to work with business owners from across British Columbia. Starting out by helping businesses implement successful growth strategies to meet their full potential, TOUCH’s focus soon turned to offering the highest caliber fundraising development and communications strategies to B.C.’s leading non-profits. Today, Bremner considers this to be the most challenging and rewarding work of his career.
Always believing that one must be the change they wish to see, Bremner has dedicated himself to contributing to the community whenever he can make a difference. His work ethic and drive to contribute earned Bremner the opportunity to serve in volunteer positions such as Vice-Chair of the City of New Westminster’s Community & Social Issues Committee, Vice-President of the Hyack Festival Association and as a Board Director of the BC Senior Services Society.
Bremner credits his strength and dedication to service to his wife, Virginia, who is not only a dedicated mother, but the former executive director of the Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Association as well as a nominee for the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce 2010 Citizen of the Year award. With Virginia having previously worked as a mental health coordinator at a drop-in centre that supports street entrenched homeless individuals with mental health problems, Bremner has developed a passion for helping implement effective and respectful solutions to support those who suffer from mental health issues.
Hector’s passions are rooted in a deep desire to simply make the world a better place. Whether it is through his business, social advocacy or, most importantly, being a father, Bremner strives to lead by example and never shies away from doing what is right.