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By Kara Naish
It is with great honour that I introduce Ken Armstrong to the readers
of the Advocate, many of whom will already be familiar with Ken. To
begin, effective July 1, 2019, Ken and I changed our firm name to
Armstrong Naish. Effective September 1, 2019, Ken started his term
as president of the CBABC. And effective September 18, 2019, Ken started
his sixth decade on this planet. That is a lot to handle in a matter of weeks.
But if there is one person who can adapt to change without missing a beat,
it is Mr. Kenneth Howard Armstrong.
Just a touch over 50 years ago, Ken was born with a bright twinkle in his
eye. If you have met Ken, you know he has kept that twinkle and has a true
zest for life and the law. He and his two younger brothers were raised in
North Vancouver and eventually Richmond. After his parents divorced, he
lived with his father, who was an impressive mentor. A chartered accountant,
Kenneth Sr. was active with professional organizations, the Better Business
Bureau, the Terminal City Club and Kiwanis. He was instrumental in
promoting gender equality within those organizations. It is therefore not
surprising that Ken champions equality rights and community service.
Like many, Ken enjoyed sports as a child, playing baseball and soccer. He
was also a boy scout for about five years. He continues to carry his love of
sport through his adult life, and by sport I really mean baseball. Many of us
participate in team sports by coaching as a function of becoming parents.
Ken participates as a function of his love of sport and his desire to give back
to his community and mentor children. He started coaching baseball about
25 years ago. In 2003, he started volunteering as an umpire, a role that has
significantly expanded over time to include roles as a Little League BC