Peter Lake first came to Salt Spring in 1972, and has served the community in many ways over the years. He joined the 2002 Incorporation Study Committee because he was worried it was a ruse for developers to take over the island. He realized his concerns were unfounded and subsequently became an advocate for supporting a municipality.
Peter retired to the island after a career in business in Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Vancouver and SSI. He was key in saving Fernwood dock for our community and other federal Gulf Island docks. Was a PARC commissioner for 5 years. Was alternate CRD director for 1.5 terms. Chaired Burgoyne waste water facility for 6.5 years, and "experienced extreme frustration over the CRD not listening to our local board.