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For Immediate Release
April 27, 2015 

Vancouver, BC — John Eastwood, chair of The Notary Foundation of British Columbia today announced the appointment of two new Directors to its Board of Governors.

The Attorney General of British Columbia appointed Mr. Jas Rehal, CPA, CMA to the Board; and the Directors of the Society of Notaries Public appointed Mr. Daniel Boisvert, a Notary in Tsawwassen. The Notaries Foundation Board is comprised of eleven members, three appointed by the Attorney General and eight appointed by BC Notaries’ Directors.

Jas Rehal is currently Manager, Bylaw Enforcement & Licensing Services for the City of Surrey, and previously held posts at Canadian Coast Guard Agency (Pacific Region), Fisheries and Oceans Canada and brings expertise in senior business/operational management and leadership.

Daniel Boisvert owns and leads a successful Notary practice in Tsawwassen, serves as a Director on the Board of BC Notaries, holds a Commerce degree from Royal Roads University and is a Certified Financial Planner with financial services, investment and sales and marketing experience.

Other Notary Foundation Directors are:

John Eastwood, Chair             

Akash Sablok, President, BC Notaries

G.W. Wayne Braid, Executive Officer

Tammy Morin Nakashima

Lisa Nakamura

Filip de Sagher

Kenneth R. Sherk

Rhoda Witherly

The Notary Foundation of British Columbia is the recipient of the interest which BC credit unions, Canadian chartered banks and trust companies must pay on clients’ funds when they are held in trust by a BC Notary Public.

The Notary Foundation receives and distributes these funds each year in accordance with its legislated mandate and the goals and objectives set by the Board of Governors. Most of the money is paid to the Legal Services Society, specifically to provide legal aid in the province. In addition, the Notary Foundation makes funds available to The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia to assist them in the education of members, applicants for membership, and the general public.

The Notary Foundation provides grants to other organizations in British Columbia in areas of legal education; legal research; and law libraries. In addition to grants, the Notary Foundation funds numerous scholarships and bursaries each year for individuals attending university and colleges who are taking certain law-related courses.


G.W. Wayne Braid

CEO and Secretary

The Society of Notaries Public of B.C.

T: 604-681-4516


Note:  photos of new Directors available on request.

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