Kevin O'Toole
Councillor

Resident of Grande Prairie

Since 1965

Family

  • Married to Catherine (37 years)
  • Three grown children (Alison, Nicole, Stephen) and 10 Grandchildren

Education

  • Grande Prairie Catholic High School, 1979
  • NAIT Alberta Apprenticeship Machinist Program Red Seal, 1986
  • Alberta Chief Provincial Firearms office Master instructor, 1994
  • 3M coaching and Officiating Level 2 in both rifle and handgun, 2001
  • GPRC Auto CAD and computer courses, 2005
  • Industry Canada Proficiency in Amateur Radio Basic+, 2008
  • RCMP Certificate of Appointment Approved Firearm Verifier, 2010
  • Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course

Current Occupation

  • Firearms instructor for the PAL, RPal, and proficiency examiner and gun repair

Business and Professional History

  • Owner of ANS Safety firearm instructor 1994, in businesses for 30 years.       
  •  Industrial safety trainer and program developer 10 years
  •  Design and drafting 10 years
  •  Sales and promotion for local welding and machine shop
  •  ISO 9000 certified consultant 10 Years

Current Community Involvement

  •  Board member of ‘D’ Coy Armouries
  • Chair of the Grande Prairie Combative Sports Commission  
  • Member of the accessibility committee of Grande Prairie
  • Member of International Day of Peoples with Disabilities
  • Member of Alberta Bilingual Municipalities Association
  • Life member of the Wapiti Shooters Club
  • 25 year + with Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association
  • Board member of the Community Futures of Grande Prairie and region  helping organize and participating in Chair-Leaders enabling access event        

Past Community Involvement

  • Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum Board member 9 years
  • Member of the Library Board
  • Member of the Peace Library System
  • South Peace Regional Archives Society board member
  • Arctic Winter Games 2010 Venue and sport committee Arctic Winter Sports
  • 2000 Alberta Summer Games Medals - Presenter
  • 1998, 2000 and 2002 Alberta Winter Games Coach in Shooting
  • 2018 Alberta Summer Games food services committee
  • Coached many youth in the shooting sports Wapiti Shooters Club, 1994-2006
  • Chef at the East Coast Garden Party and Wild West Country Music Festival, 2014-2017 
  • Organized the 100 years of transportation car and auto show for the City of Grande Prairie 
  • Committee member of the naming of 100 parks in Grande Prairie “100 years of being a municipality 2014” 
  • Past chair of the Grande Prairie Airport Commission
  • Past President of the Alberta Handgun Association
  • Past President of the Wapiti Shooters Club

Notable Accomplishments and Awards

  • The company I worked for while I was the Safety Program Developer won the 2001 Alberta Small Business Award of Distinction from WCB
  • I was able to win many medals for my shooting skills including the Mayleigh Cup Team Award placing second once.
  • Crossman World Cup – two gold and a bronze (held in Toronto)
  • Licensed Amateur Radio Operator with Plus endorsement VE6GUN
  • Alberta Handgun Association Past President
  • Shooting Sports Chair for the World Master Games in 2005