Des McKay

Des McKay

Recipient
Abbotsford, British Columbia

As principal of W. J. Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford, Des McKay provided creative programming and options for students that led the school to be recognized as one of the top ten in Canada in 2004. Des strengthened the links to the general community in innovative ways: he established school service projects that benefited the community at large and he established an advisory council of community leaders to brainstorm future directions for the school. Des McKay is not only a visionary educational leader but also is a dedicated volunteer in his community where his warmth, compassion and quiet strength of character help him ‘see opportunity where others see obstacles’.