David & Brenda Layden

David Layden

Years in the Industry:  Since 1984

About me:  Married to Brenda in 1988 and have two wonderful children.  Our son, Derek, who is a chef, and his wife, Megan, who is becoming a teacher live nearby.  Our daughter, Kayla, works with us in the office, and her husband, Greg, who is a welder, have blessed us with our first grandchild, Isaiah David on January 02, 2015.  I 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 I love my quiet time in nature.   I have been blessed to 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

Favorite Food:  Fried chicken / Garden peas / Pecan Pie / Strawberries & Mangos

Community 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 /  Board Director with Charis Global Community Aid / PLUS other community and world projects.

Places I have traveled to:  Most of Canada and the United States, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, 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 my favorite.  There is nothing nicer than to unpack once and sail into some of the world’s most exotic ports.

Brenda Layden

Years in the Industry:  Since 1988

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

Cruises: South America and Panama Canal, 6 West Coast Cruises, 7 Caribbean Cruises, 2 Mediterranean Cruises, 4 Alaska Cruises, Scandinavia, Hong Kong to Singapore and Mexico.

Favorite Trip/Destination: Panama Canal Cruise

Why: Beautiful Scenery, going through the canal is an unbelievable experience

Favorite Activities: Curling, Camping, Hiking, Quadding, Travel

Favorite Food: Steak, Stuffed Potato, Strawberries

Community Involvement: Volunteered in many areas at the Innisfail Curling Club, volunteer canvasser for Heart and Stroke Foundation, involved in many areas with the Innisfail Alliance Church and volunteering with Charis Global Community Aid.

About me:  My husband David and I have worked together for 30 years and family is very important in our lives.  Our son, Derek, who is a chef, and his wife, Megan, who is becoming a teacher live nearby.  Our daughter, Kayla, works with us in the office, and her husband, Greg, who is a welder, have blessed us with our first grandchild, Isaiah David on January 02, 2015.