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Candidate bio: Jessie Dosanjh

Jessie Dosanjh is running for council under the Achieving for Delta slate
Jessie Dosanjh
Jessie Dosanjh (Achieving for Delta)

Jessie Dosanjh is a high-performance athletic coach who has dedicated the last 30 years of his life to providing youth with the skills they need to succeed in sports, education and as citizens of their community.

A resident of Delta for nearly 40 years with his wife Harinder, Jessie raised his three children in Delta and has deep ties to the community.

Jessie is a co-founder and head coach of the Universal Athletics Club, which began in 2000 with two athletes and has grown into a renowned program with more than 200 athletes.

He has developed athletes competing at provincial, national and international levels and has coached Team BC Athletics for national, junior and senior championships.

He has coached athletes who have competed on the world stage, but the most rewarding part of coaching for Jessie is not winning titles, but in the positive impact made on the lives of youth in Delta.

In 2018, Jessie was elected to the Delta School Board on a commitment to advocate for programs and facilities that set students up for success and keep them away from negative influences such as drugs and gangs.

Jessie’s dedication to the community has been recognized several times over, including receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award, being recognized by Black Press Media for his excellence in community leadership and being named ‘Executive of the Year’ by BC Athletics multiple times and ‘Coach of the Year’ in 2018.

Jessie is running for council to continue his long record of service to the community as an advocate for a safe, healthy and active Delta.

What are your election issues?

As a high-performance athletics coach, I have dedicated my life to providing youth with the skills they need to succeed in sports, education and as citizens of their community.

Through my longstanding work in the community and as a Delta school trustee since 2018, I have seen first-hand the positive impact on our youth and the rest of the community when our community leaders prioritize keeping our community healthy and active.

We believe Delta’s young athletes – and all residents – deserve to practice and play on world-class facilities. If elected, we are committed to working together to rebuild the Winskill Aquatic Centre, resurface the tracks at Seaquam Secondary and Delta Secondary, install a second synthetic turf field at Mackie Park, put a cover over the outdoor pool at the North Delta Recreation Centre, and advance the Cromie Park Master Plan, including the new indoor training facility in partnership with Ladner Minor Baseball Association.

In addition, we will implement Delta’s Cycling Master Plan, invest in pedestrian connections, and build additional fenced dog parks in local neighbourhoods across Delta. The Achieving for Delta team is running on a six-point platform focused on investing in parks and recreation infrastructure, keeping Delta safe, keeping taxes low, working to keep generations together in Delta, building a fair and inclusive community and taking real action on climate change and protecting our farmland. Learn more about our platform at

The Achieving for Delta team includes candidates with diverse perspectives and experience, who are all united by Mayor George Harvie’s vision to move Delta forward. The only way we can achieve our goals and deliver significant investments for Delta is with the entire Achieving for Delta team elected to council and school board.