Area D: Roberts Creek
Population: 3,421 (2016 Census)
Growth rate: 5.5% (2011 Census)
Dwellings: 1,508 occupied private dwellings
Area: 143.6 sq. km.
Roberts Creek is a residential and beach area located between the Elphinstone area and the District of Sechelt. It is known for its 9-km of shoreline, much of which includes sandy swimming beaches, and the Roberts Creek Mandala which is re-painted each year by 300 residents and visitors. The Roberts Creek community is centered around small shops and restaurants which provide a distinct village ambiance. The Roberts Creek Community Hall, a popular venue for dances, meetings and other events, was built in 1934 and is owned, operated and maintained by the community.
The area includes a paved bike path that runs parallel to the highway; a golf course, Cliff Gilker Park, a family-oriented hiking area.
Roberts Creek is also the location for several important regional amenites including Dakota Ridge, a winter recreation area offering 12-km of groomed snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, the "Sechelt" landfill, the SCRD's water intake and Seaview cemetery.
Director Mark Lebbell
Mark Lebbell was elected as Director for Area D - Roberts Creek, in November 2014. He has served as Chair of the Infrastructure Services Committee and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, as well as the Transportation and Policing Committees.
Mark has lived in Roberts Creek since 2000. He teaches Sustainability Education at the Sea to Sky Outdoor School and has degrees in Political Science and Education.
Mark’s priorities include the environment, constructive, respectful relations with First Nations, and implementing the Roberts Creek Official Community Plan.
Mark is married with two children and enjoys paddling and playing music.