Jim VanderPloeg is a Primary Care Paramedic in Northern British Columbia and also one of the founders of the Prince George Relay For Life.
In addition to being passionate about patient care, Jim is also a Critical Incident Peer team member, Co-Chair of OSH Committee and Driving Evaluator. Jim is the Northern Public Education Director for the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia and a strong advocate for mental health awareness.
Jim considers himself happiest behind a camera photographing entertainment for the CN Centre. In fact, Jim captured some of the first Prince George Cougars games in history behind the lens.
Motivated by two primary things in life, Jim strives to help others and make a difference. Jim tirelessly brings these to motivational factors into his career as a paramedic, as well as through volunteer activities and in his neighborhood.
Jim has been a husband for 32+ years, dad to four amazing kids and is a true community difference maker.