Selen is the owner of the Canadian Tire store in Prince George. His career with this company began in 1978, progressing through the ranks over a 15-year span before acquiring a store in Ontario in 1993. Since then, Selen has had stores in Greenwood, Nova Scotia and Kenora, Ontario.
Since moving to Prince George, Selen has served on several boards including Prince George’s Health Communities Committee, the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, the Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community and the Northern Supportive Recovery Centre as board chair. Serving on boards has also been his custom in previous communities in which Selen lived. Currently, Selen serves as a director on the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Fry Housing Board and the Elizabeth Fry Society Board. Selen is also past president of the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and still sits on their board.
In 2016, Selen joined the Pinball Clemons Foundation and was named the Prince George Citizen of the Year in 2017 by the Prince George Community Foundation.
Also in 2017, Selen’s Canadian Tire store was presented the award for Outstanding Corporate Culture at the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Selen is a difference-maker with a heart of gold and the world is a better place because of his generosity, kindness and ongoing mission to help others.