2017 – 18 Board of Directors,
Friends of Film Society of Powell River

  • Chair: Lee Coulter
  • Vice Chair: Claudia Medina
  • Treasurer: Ann Nelson
  • Secretary: Myrna Leishman
  • Director: Margaret Gardiner
  • Director: Patti Rudiak
  • Director: Tony Papa
  • Director: Guy Pocklington
  • Director: Tai Uhlmann
  • Past Chair / City Council Representative: Carole Ann Leishman


Gary ShillingGary Shilling, Executive Director

Gary is actively engaged in the cultural community of Powell River. A marketing and communications professional – he applies his practical knowledge to all aspects of the artistic visioning, financial stability, and organizational readiness of the Friends of Film Society of Powell River and their annual Film Festival. In assuming the responsibilities of Executive Director for the Society, Gary is focussed on strengthening the role that film plays in the cultural and economic fabric of Powell River.


Megan Dulcie Dill, Youth Camp Director

Megan Dulcie Dill is a British Columbia artist recognized for her contemporary interpretations of the natural world. She is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and a MAA candidate at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As an arts educator Megan is interested in rethinking conventional ways of learning and engaging curiosity as a catalyst for change. She recently completed a body of work combining audio soundscapes with mixed media paintings and facilitated public art programming through mediated walks. Megan has been volunteering as a video camera assistant, and also works with the Powell River Diversity Initiative and Academy of Music.

Kim headshot 2Kim Barton-Bridges, Festival Coordinator

Kim, her husband and three daughters moved to Powell River in 1998 from Vancouver.  Their youngest daughter started university last year, so while they are officially empty-nesters, they remain at the beck and call of their three furry kids.  Her volunteer pursuits include positions with the PR Hospice Society and the BC Ferries Advisory Committee for our region.  She loves the quiet, coastal lifestyle and the various arts and cultural events for which this community has earned a solid reputation.