About Loyal Wooldridge

“Fostering a complete community through social equity, safety, and a sustainable future – so everyone can thrive.”

Councillor

 

Entrepreneur

Regional Board Chair

 

BC NDP Candidate

Community Advocate

 

Volunteer

Councillor

Regional Board Chair

BC NDP Candidate

Community Advocate

Entrepreneur

Volunteer

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LOYAL WOOLDRIDGE

oyal Wooldridge is a values-driven leader dedicated to fostering community, entrepreneurship, and social equity. First elected to Kelowna City Council in 2018, Loyal is an advocate for inclusive strategies that positively address social challenges such as homelessness, mental health, addictions, and housing.

During his time on City Council, Loyal has served as a Regional District of Central Okanagan Director and Former Chair – a role he also undertook with the Okanagan Regional Library. In each of those positions, Loyal worked to modernize policy development, foster relationships with Indigenous peoples, and respond to emerging issues.

A skilled communicator and negotiator, Loyal prioritizes people’s needs while maintaining financial responsibility and economic resilience. During the Grouse Complex Fires in 2023, Loyal played a pivotal role leading all communications. His efforts not only bolstered public confidence but also secured vital disaster relief funding for the Central Okanagan.

Having lived in the Okanagan since 1993, Loyal has seen the evolution of this amazing valley. What was once a vacation town known for stunning beaches and orchards, Kelowna has blossomed into a growing city – full of opportunity and not without the challenges that so many other communities are facing.

At the age of 21, he founded Loyal Hair and built his organization on the foundation that giving back is essential for collective prosperity and success. Through his business, Loyal continually strived to empower individuals to recognize their full potential; fusing a business mind and social heart and embodying the principle that giving goes full circle.

Today, his involvement and support for organizations like the YMCA, BCSPCA, and KGH Foundation, serves to shed light on important local initiatives. A memorial foundation established by Loyal in honor of his late mother, funds various community organizations supporting youth programs, healthcare, and housing for vulnerable populations. Loyal’s contributions and community involvement have been recognized twice by Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’. Additionally, his ‘I AM ME’ Anti-bullying campaign garnered a BC Broadcasters Award, highlighting his commitment to social advocacy.

Driven by a vision of building a complete community, Loyal maintains a holistic approach that considers the diverse challenges faced by the people who live here.

In essence, Loyal Wooldridge embodies the principles of community, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility, working tirelessly to build a brighter future for the Okanagan region and beyond.

 

Community Advocate

We Applaud Campaign

The We Applaud Campaign has been developed to honour, acknowledge and show our gratitude for our health care heroes. Today, and everyday.

This fundraising campaign is aimed at uniting the community in recognizing the work that they do, and show our appreciation that while many have during the pandemic had the opportunity to work from home, to choose which environments we wish to be in; our health care workers did not and do not have that flexibility. These individuals have continued to show up and take care of our community and ensure we have a safe space to attend to when those in our community need them.

All proceeds from the campaign benefit the KGH Foundation