- Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola
Robert Mellalieu was born in Chemainus, British Columbia and grew up in Duncan. In the 1980’s he moved to Alberta to pursue an education in the world of computers. After completing his education, Rob accepted a position with ADP to head up the Central Canada Office in Winnipeg. In those days, he worked on mainframe computers the size of refrigerators.
In 1993, Rob moved back to British Columbia to launch F1 Computer Services. His clients were other hard working small businesses, big businesses and regular folk. He also instructed computer classes at Okanagan College and UBC. Rob grew his business on the strength of his customer referrals, not advertising, and is proud of his reputation and honoured to have the trust of his clients.
Rob married the love of his life Dawn in 1989, and soon after their son Russell was born. They have lived in West Kelowna for over twenty years, and plan to stay for at least twenty more.
Rob is an active member of the community. He has freely given of his time to Big Brothers, Freedom’s Door, Rotary, Antique and Classic Boat Society, and the Green Parties of British Columbia and Canada. His community spirit was inherited from his father, who was involved with politics, writing letters to the editor and serving as an Alderman for The City of Duncan.
Rob is the consummate Canadian. He loves fishing, boating, and skiing – sometimes all on the same Sunday afternoon. Rob deeply cares about our environment, and is prepared to fight hard to defend the environment and citizens of Canada, all while creating a sustainable and prosperous economy.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to have Robert Mellalieu as our candidate in the riding of Central Okanagan–Similkameen–Nicola.