Mena Westhaver

Elected 2022 Councillor
Phone: 250-415-5983

Personal Summary

  • Married her high school date, proud mom of four boys
  • Born and raised in Saanich attending Marigold, Colquitz and Spectrum (class valedictorian 1989)
  • Exercise enthusiast: run, hike, bike, ice skate, lift - coaches hockey players technical skating skills and empowers women through physical activity

Career Experience

  • Worked for Saanich Recreation and Community Services for 35 years
  • Regional Chair for the Financial Assistance LIFE program
  • Business owner, PowerWest Athletics and Sole Sisters Victoria
  • Professional figure skater with Ice Capades and on-air fitness leader on the Body Moves TV Show

Saanich Council appointments (current):

  • Chair, Accessibility and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  • Member, Housing Affordability Standing Committee
  • Member, Citizen's Assembly Standing Committee
  • Director, Victoria Family Court Committee
  • Director, Gorge-Colquitz Special Management Area Collaborative

Capital Regional District appointments (current):

  • Director, Regional Water Supply Commission
  • Alternate Director, Capital Regional District Board


  • BSc Psychology 1995 (UVic)
  • MSc Kinesiology, Intergenerational Physical Activity Leadership 2017 (UVic)
  • National Level Skating Coach
  • BC Recreation & Parks Association Trainer of Fitness Leaders

Community and Volunteer Services

  • Founder and Race Chair, KidsRun Victoria 2010-present
  • Heros Hockey Program lead on ice Coach 2018-present
  • Tour de Rock, Guest Rider and Steering Committee member 2016-2021
  • Women’s Transition House 2017-2021
  • Avid community volunteer to support children and families facing medical adversities
  • Dedicated to making the world a better place - no end date