Hon. Col. John Cairns
As President and CEO of Voice of Victory and Motivational Speaker, John aspires to inspire. He has spoken to numerous NGOs, NPOs, organizations towards implementing vision and launching success. John’s altruistic involvement in philanthropy and interest to make a difference grew from a life transformational work place accident; granting him another chance to live.
John is the Past President of The Rotary Club of Belleville. John is past Director and Alumni with the Quinte Health Care Board of Directors and Belleville General Hospital Foundation. John is a recipient of the 2009/10 Volunteer Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service, Rotary International Presidential Citation, and recipient of the Les Faludy Award of Leadership Excellence. John currently serves as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Volunteer Information Quinte, an Advisory-Member of Belleville Municipality Accessibility Advisory Council, and Board Member with Quinte Children’s Foundation.
John is excited and passionate to serve Wheelchair of Hope Foundation as it is another needed opportunity to make positive upward change in peoples’ lives though the freedom of mobility.
Lieutenant Colonel Brandon Sing is a 22-year military veteran serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He is a Logistics Officer by trade and is currently employed in the exciting world of Air Movements. As the Commanding Officer of 2 Air Movements Squadron, he oversees an incredible team of Officers and Traffic Technicians who are responsible for ensuring the reception, packaging, storage, loading and distribution of mission-critical material destined for theatre of operations across the globe.
Brandon has served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, West Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the Caribbean. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College and holds a Master’s Degree in Defense Studies.
Having served the RCAF from coast to coast with a few stops in between, Brandon has never really been in one place long enough to call it home, to become too attached or to be involved in the community. However, having grown some roots after nearly 5 years in the area, he has seized the opportunity to give back to the community through involvement in the Wheelchair of Hope Foundation.
Brandon’s son has been challenged with mobility issues and some life-changing disabilities, leading both to become involved in Quinte West Special Olympics where Brandon is a volunteer coach. Having seen the joy that comes with making a positive impact in people’s lives, he is equally enthusiastic and committed to helping to address the mobility needs and raising awareness within the local area.
Mike Wilcox is a Professional Personal Property Appraiser and Author of more than 300 articles related to Antiques and Collectibles. Mike was the sole proprietor of Second Century Restoration (1987-2001) and established Antique-Appraise.com in 1996 as an online service for the identification and evaluation of Antiques and Collectibles. Clients include Worthpoint.com, Instappraisal.com, Valuethisnow.com, Lofty.com and E-djuster.com.
Prior to opening his own business Mr. Wilcox was the Pre Vocational Program Co-ordinator for Serenity House , a residential Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation center (1980-87), overseeing the operation of their non profit workshop and providing workplace assessments for Community & Social Services, Workman’s Compensation, CFB Trenton and Meta Pre-Vocational. Mike Wilcox also developed and taught the course “Antiques 101” (1989-91) for Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario.