For 12 years, from 2002 – 2014, Darrel served on the board of Health Partners International of Canada, a Christian medical relief agency that provides medical aid in 64 countries in the developing world with a special emphasis on mother-child health.
Darrel was born on a farm in Saskatchewan and graduated from Saskatchewan Teachers College in Regina in 1961. He entered broadcasting July 1, 1962 at CFAM Radio in Altona, Manitoba. Over the next 50 years he has been well known TV News Anchor in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Montreal, London, and Calgary.
In his early career years he “was a believer in Christ but wasn’t walking with the Lord”.
Since surrendering his live in 1977 his job has opened many doors, providing opportunities to share his faith.
A career highlight came in 1995 when Calgary schools, churches and individuals embraced a program called Operation Christmas Child in a huge way. That year, nearly one hundred thousand shoe boxes were packed with gifts for kids in desperate situations.
CFCN sent a Camerman and me to cover the distribution of the boxes in Bosnia and Croatia, which had just been through four years of war. He co-produced a half-hour documentary called: “From a Child’s Hand”.
It was an unusual opportunity to show a Christian agency blessing kids in two countries who desperately needed to know someone loves them.
Darrel is happy to sit on Narrow Road Homes Advisory Team.