Ask anyone in Saanich about Haji, and they’ll likely tell you he’s the heart and soul of the community. He’s worked to improve life there for 45 years. The organization he founded, the North Quadra Community Association, influences many municipal improvements. His retirement has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of his community and Haji has volunteered for numerous causes and programs, serving on the Saanich Police Board, Victoria Airport Authority and the Saanich Volunteer Services Society, to name a few, for more than four decades. His consistent leadership demonstrates his passion and commitment to the people he serves.