Floris van Weelderen, P.Eng., PE, PTOE, CD is a Senior Transportation Engineer and member of the Senior Leadership Team at Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd.'s Vancouver office. A graduate of Magee Secondary School (class of 1985), he obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary in 1990 and returned to Vancouver with his wife in 1999.
Floris published his first book “Citadels of the West: Military architecture in British Columbia” in 2005 which was inspired by 24 years of military service with Vancouver’s British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own). He is also a member of the Vancouver Historical Society and recently penned an article entitled “SIXTH REGIMENT WILL INVADE UNITED STATES” which details the travels of the 6th Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles to Seattle’s 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
Floris decided to curate “A LENS ON VANCOUVER'S PAST: Walter Frost’s Holland-America Line (1920-1975)" after stumbling across Walter’s extensive body of work while researching his father’s 1960’s adventures as a 3e Stuurman (3rd Mate) aboard Holland-America Line’s freighters and passenger liners.