BC PC Team

Meet the PC Team

Leslie Bush, Provincial Commissioner

Leslie has been a member of Girl Guides for over 45 years, including girl member years as a Brownie, Guide and Ranger. Leslie has been a Guide, Pathfinder and Ranger leader, District Commissioner, co-Division Commissioner and co-Area Commissioner, Deputy Provincial Commissioner, and has held various other district and area level positions. She was also a CAJURA adviser. Leslie lives in Prince George with husband Ken and son Stephen. Her daughters, Colleen and Tara live in Prince George and Vanderhoof respectively. Retired from a career with the government of BC, in her spare time she and Ken love to take their trailer and travel, spend time with their children and paddle their kayaks.

Colleen Kellner, Deputy Provincial Commissioner

Colleen has been a member of Girl Guides for over 19 years, including girl member years as a Brownie, Guide and Pathfinder. After a break between girl and adult member years, Colleen returned as a Brownie leader with her daughter’s unit. She has been a Brownie and Guide leader, a District Commissioner, an Area Commissioner, and has assisted in the amalgamation of Pender Harbour, Hunechin and Elphinstone Districts. Colleen lives in North Vancouver with her daughter and dog, with her son living close by, in Vancouver. She loves camping, traveling, reading and spending time with family.


Darlene Kent, Deputy Provincial Commissioner

Darlene has been a member of Girl Guides of Canada for over 20 years. She was not a Girl Member; however like many ladies joined when she signed up her daughters. Darlene began as a Guiding Member in Prince Rupert, BC with Pathfinders and was the Public Relations Adviser. She became a Unit Guider for her daughters', Samantha (Sam) and Jenelle (Jen), Units with Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders. She was also a Unit Treasurer, District Treasurer, Area PR Adviser, Deputy Area Commissioner and just finished her term as Lougheed Area Commissioner. Darlene lives in Maple Ridge with her husband Colin and their two daughters. She will camp, but does not love it. She likes to attend Guiding events to see Guiders and girls in action. She does love to travel, read and relax at the lake in Harrison Hot Springs. Darlene truly believes that Guiding has to be fun; for Girls, Youth Members and Adult Members.


Tara Decker, Deputy Provincial Commissioner

Tara has been a member of Girl Guides of Canada for over 10 years. She was not a Girl member, but joined prior to her daughters looking for a new volunteer experience. Tara began as an Area Program Adviser in Thompson Nicola Area, and when her youngest daughter joined, she became a Unit Guider for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Trex. She has also served as an Area Training Adviser and Area Commissioner. Tara lives in Kamloops with her husband and their two daughters. When not working in either her "for pay" position or for Guiding, Tara enjoys the varied outdoor adventure opportunities that are readily available throughout our province.

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