February 15, 2000
Diane Maxted has lived in the Comox Valley for over forty years and has put down deep roots in this community. Training in Early Childhood Education at NIC deepened her appreciation of young people, especially her two sons. Interest in education led to serving on the board of the Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society, and local parent advisory councils. She has served on the boards of Area “B” Rural Residents Association, Friends of Comox-Lazo Forest Reserve and the Macdonald Wood Park Society.
She spent thirty-three years at the Courtenay Library, where she was employed as Assistant Circulation Supervisor and was able to share the joys of storytelling. Now retired, she manages her own vacation rental business and sings with the Celebration Singers.
Discovering summer concerts at Vanier High School emboldened her to join the CYMC Festival Choir, and later she joined the board of directors. With CYMC’s rich history of providing so many wonderful opportunities for youth, highly skilled mentors and community to interact, it has been a good fit. After many years, Diane enjoys working with all the members of the team to ensure that talented young people can continue to enjoy life-changing experiences in music, and take that with them wherever they go.