MAYOR BRAD BULBUCK
My wife Corinne is the Office Manager at the Redvers Medical Clinic. We have twin boys, Benjamin and Joshua who both live in Redvers.
I opened my own business in April of 2021, Brad’s Lawn Maintenance Limited. Previous employment experience includes 24 years with RBC Royal Bank and 8 years in the Oilfield. I have traveled all over Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario with RBC, and decided to change careers and move back to Corinne’s home town. We moved back to the area in 2012 and moved into Redvers in 2015.
I enjoy watching hockey in the winter, love going to the Rockets games as well as watching my young nephews play hockey. In summer, I spend a lot of time at the golf course. Corinne and I love to travel and try to get away each winter.
Over the past 10 years I began taking more of an interest in politics so I decided if I wanted to make a difference I would have to get more involved. I love being involved and when my first term as a Councilor was completed, our former Mayor decided to retire. I felt I was ready for a bigger challenge and decided to let my name stand for Mayor. It is very fulfilling when you have a team that comes together and really gets things accomplished. The current Council has had a steep learning curve as there are 5 new members on Council, however, they embraced their roles, take ownership and are an amazing group of people to work with.
The number 1 priority for this Council is to get a new Water Treatment Plant built. Other projects that I would like to see progress on are: attract buyers to put up some new houses in the new subdivision, bring a new hotel to town, bring some new jobs to town through further economic development. I want to work with the Health Foundation, and the SHA to improve ambulance service to the community. Would also like to see some enhancements/improvement to our recreational facilities as well as exploring ideas with respect to arts and culture enhancements.
We have excellent people living in our community and we are very proud of Redvers. When soliciting for volunteers or donations, Redvers is a very giving community. We have a diverse population that are full of ideas and we all care for each other.
The satisfaction that comes when a project is completed as well as working with our amazing staff and other councilors. The beauty of our team is, we all listen to each other and respect each others ideas. It is very important to have an open mind and listen to your colleagues. You can’t build a house with one brick, you need many bricks.
DEPUTY MAYOR OWEN GAVELIN
I have lived in Redvers since 2010. I have been married to Courtney since 2007 and we have 3 kids; twin boys, Kyson and Ryker and a daughter, Emmie.
I became a councilor for the Town of Redvers in 2015. I previously worked in the oilfield and started working full time for Toms Grain Co in 2015. Aside from the boards I sit on as a Town Representative, I am also on the Minor Hockey Board.
During the winter months, I’m very busy with hockey. All 3 kids play and I help coach them. I also play rec hockey with the Dirty Dogs. This year I also started officiating hockey again. In the summer I play slo pitch and chase the kids around for their ball and motocross. We also try to get out camping when we can. I originally started on Council because someone suggested I should try it. I soon realized that I enjoyed it and like helping make decisions to move our town forward.
I would really like to see an expansion and upgrade of our water treatment plant. It’s no secret that our water isn’t very good. I want everybody to be able to drink town water straight from the tap without any extra “in home” treatment. Upgrades to existing rec facilities and maybe even some new spaces like a BMX track would be exciting for the kids.
Currently the Maintenance Men, Office Staff and Council have been working hard behind the scenes to get things ready for water treatment expansion.
Since being on Council, I have realized that way more goes into keeping everything running smoothly than most people realize.
COUNCILLOR DONNA GILBERTSON
COUNCILLOR MICHELLE JENSEN
My name is Michelle Jensen and although I am a transplant, Redvers is home. I moved here as a baby when my dad took a job with UGG and the rest is history. I am married to Steven Jensen and have two daughters, Mackenzie and Fallon, a son in law, Tyler, and two grandbabies, Scarlett and Brixton, as well a small zoo of animals that I love dearly. My husband, Steven, works in the oilfield as a consultant for Woodcote Oil & Gas and is currently working in Alberta.
I am not only a councilor but the local Librarian for the Redvers Public Library. I have been employed there since March 2010, starting as an assistant, and have been the Branch Librarian here for almost 6 years now. We have done so many fun things at the Library and I enjoy the creativity it allows me to bring in so many different programs. My patrons are my favourite part of my job and I enjoy being able to find new ways to encourage people to read, try new activities and connect with one another. In my spare time I enjoy planting flowers (not gardening, you can keep your beets ), spending time with friends, family and my pets, walking, reading and music, especially live music!! I really want to learn to golf this upcoming summer and plan on making my friends teach me this year! I am also a member of the Redvers & District Lions Club, a member of the Rainbow Crosswalk group and a member of Redvers Tourism board. I love being involved in my community and giving back wherever I can.
I joined Council because I wanted to be involved in my community and be a part of the decision-making process. There is so much to learn and every meeting is totally different from the next. I also felt that having a female perspective was important as we haven’t had a female councilor in quite some time.
Goals I would like to see in the future is a new water treatment plant in place as the quality of our water has been an issue for years. It is important to me to see our taxpayers thrive in their community and as council we are looking forward for our community to continue to grow and be a kind, inclusive community that really takes care of one another.
I am very interested in the water treatment upgrades we have planned. It will make a large impact in our community and it is very interesting to see how it all works.
Being on council, I have really learned how much our community has going on in it! There are always 1000 things going on behind the scenes. There is a large group of volunteers working tirelessly on different organizations, committees, meetings, etc. and they should all be commended.
My favorite part of being on council is seeing our plans come to fruition. It is so gratifying to see the improvements that we make and that people are appreciative of them. A lot of thought and conversation goes into our decisions and even though not everyone will agree with some of them, we really base them on the good of our community as a whole. I enjoy the comradery I have with all my other councilors, the mayor and the staff. We all care and have the good of the town in mind when we are doing anything and it shows.
COUNCILLOR KEN THOMAS
COUNCILLOR DAVID PRYDE
My Wife is Nadine Pryde, owner and operator of Class Cut Hair Salon in Redvers. We have one daughter, Jordon Colleaux, two sons, Lincoln and Grayson, and grandchildren Blake and Brylee.I have been employed by Saskatchewan Health Authority for 9 years. I just finished up school with Sask PolyTech in Regina in the Primary Care Paramedic Course.
My family spends a lot of time with minor sports in the winter. Both boys are in Hockey, and in the summer, we move on to motor cross racing and soccer.
We also like to spend time mountain biking and camping when not busy with other events.
I have been a committee member/volunteer since 1999 with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. My most recent responsibilities have been the Safety and Logistics Coordinator.
I joined Council to have my voice heard. I feel that you if you want change in your community that you need to stand up and take a leading role.
I would like to see our community with a better drinking water source, as well as our Frontline Health Care Staff having all the necessities that they need to make their job as seamless as possible.
Emergency Services in our community are one of my highest concerns. I want to see that we are not just meeting the average requirements but would like to exceed them. Being proactive in training and equipment will ensure our personnel can help our residents in a timely manner. We have great people in our town that are willing to put everything aside to come to the aid of anyone that is in distress.
In the last year I have been apart of our HR Committee and have been involved in the hiring process of our new staff. I have learned a lot about the many steps required in that process.
My favorite aspect of being on Council is being able to listen to other Councilor opinions and work with them toward resolutions regarding our community agendas. I feel we have a wide and diverse Council with many great views, personalities and experiences.
COUNCILLOR DEREK SOROKA
Meeting Schedule 2023
January 11 & 25
March 8 & 22
April 12 (Budget) & 26