Regional Coordinator- Vancouver Island

Lise Gilles
t. 250-940-4913

Vancouver Island Region
Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator

Born in Williams Lake, Lise is of Cree/Metis and Swedish/Scottish descent. She spent the past 9 years working for the Surrey School District – the largest school district in BC – in Aboriginal Child & Youth Care and Special Education.  She is also an Honour Your Health Challenge leader.  Before joining ISPARC staff, Lise accompanied Team BC’s U16 volleyball team as a volunteer chaperone to Toronto 2017 NAIG and supported them on their journey to a silver medal.

A lover and player of many sports including softball, volleyball, skiing and snowmobiling, her true talent is in billiards. Lise has played in various 8 and 9 ball leagues on the Island and the Lower Mainland and proudly took home the Most Sportsmanlike Player in the 2015 Provincials, an award that she believes represents the purest integrity in sport. Having studied Buddhist philosophy, she is currently in the early stages of training to trek the highest monasteries in Tibet and hike to Everest Base Camp in Nepal which sits at 17,598 feet.

She is happiest with her down-rigger set at 65 feet in the Chain Group Islands on her Dad’s boat and cannot possibly imagine a better life than on the Island with her parents, husband and 3 year old daughter.