Dennis Thomas “Whonoak” is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (People of the Inlet) in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Dennis began working for his community in 2007 as the 2010 Coordinator for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Since then Dennis pursued business with his Nation and became the Development Coordinator for Economic Development. The businesses he manages are: Takaya Tours (canoe & kayak business), Takaya Driving Range (Golf Centre) and the Nation’s General store. Dennis is active in a variety of sports and continues traditional performances with “Children of Takaya”, a dance group started in the 1950’s by his late great uncle Chief Dan George.