David & Brenda Layden

Years in the Industry:  David: since 1984 Brenda: since 1988

About us:  Married in 1988 and have two grown children. Our son, Derek and his wife, Megan, have blessed us with a granddaughter. Our daughter, Kayla and her husband, Greg, have blessed us with two grandsons. We love to travel and experience new cultures and meet people and learn about their local culture and way of life. Life is about family and people...even though we love quiet times in nature. We have traveled to many places around the globe and have seen many people that have had so little and yet are so happy...while back in North America, there are so many people with so much who are unhappy... Life is to be lived and enjoyed.

Favorite Trip/Destination:  There are so many to choose from...Cook Islands for the beaches / Iceland & Greenland for its natural beauty / Africa for the wildlife / Peru for its people and scenery / Europe for its history & awesome sights.

Favorite Activities:  Anything outdoors in nature / Camping / Quadding / Travel / Quiet time

Volunteer Involvement:   Past President of the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce / Economic Development Board / Ensemble Canada Travel Advisory Board from 1997 – 2006 / Farmers & Farmerettes Bonspiel Committee 1999 – 2001 / President of local Rotary Club 2007-2008 and 2015-2017 / Sunday School teacher 2005 – 2007 / Band Parents Association Tour Planner 1998 – present / Chairman of the “Adopt a Village” project in Uganda / Innisfail Community Builder 1997 / Rotary Paul Harris Fellow 2008 / Past Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5360 / President and Board Director with Charis Global Community Aid / Board Director with Agriculture Tour Operators International (ATOI) 2014-2019 / PLUS other community and world projects.

Places we have traveled to:  Most of Canada and the United States, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Morocco, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, traveled throughout the Caribbean, Uganda, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and the Cook Islands.

Cruises:   Over 35 cruises. All places are very unique but Alaska, the Panama Canal and Europe are our favorites. There is nothing nicer than to unpack once and sail into some of the world’s most exotic ports.