Ed Kozicki, VHS 1969 Volunteering and Building Connectivity
Ed and his fellow 1969 grad and Vic High sweetheart Cathy (Mollard) moved home to Vancouver Island in 2018, settling in Cobble Hill, and in 2020 celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
In 2019 he and Cathy renewed Vic High friendships at the Class of 1969 50th Reunion, and Ed was inspired to volunteer with the Alumni. His extensive management and volunteer experience soon became a welcome asset, and he was elected to the Alumni Board in 2021 as a Director.
Ed chaired the Technology Task Force responsible for the Alumni’s new website and email systems, and now chairs its Fundraising Task Force. He wants to help increase connectivity with alumni and help raise funds for much-needed equipment and amenities for the updated Vic High.
Ed, with Jim Main in the background, 1969 Camosun. Something funny going on here!
Coming from a single-parent family, Ed said his experience at Vic High was “exceptional” and he credited Vice-Principal Reg Reid (who he knew from Central Junior High) with giving good advice and grounding him. He loved sports and was active in track and field, soccer, rugby, and volleyball.
Ed’s career began in Victoria and extended to various locations across North America, specializing in purchasing and logistics. He was considered an exceptional troubleshooter who got results. Invited to join a competing company, he began as a branch manager in the firm which had three branch offices and about 20 employees at the time. He retired in 2015, having helped grow the company to 60 North American-wide branches and about 6,000 employees. Ed also volunteered for 10 years and was President for two years with the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association, a volunteer-run organization with 20,000 minor league players and over 300 volunteers.
Besides his volunteer work, Ed enjoys golf, and time on the water with his buddies reeling in the big ones. Thanks, Ed, for all that you are and all that you do to support Vic High through the Alumni.