For my friends in Pickering, please take note. I have known Tomy Valookaran for over 30 years. You cannot find a better, faith-filled man to represent you as Pickering's Catholic Trustee for the Durham Catholic District School Board in the municipal election this coming October.

I have served with Tomy on committees as a parent and attended many retreats with him while I served as trustee and Chair of the Board. I know that he will represent ALL parents and students, and I know that he will ensure a strong, Catholic voice at the Board table.

Fran Pereira
Former Catholic School Board Trustee, Pickering

Mr V has been a huge role model in my life and has guided me in a very positive and nurturing manner. I cannot thank him enough for the way he has shaped me today. His fun-loving character and very kind, helpful personality helped to build multiple different and important groups within our school. These strong-knit communities helped to facilitate many big changes and helped those not just in Pickering but in other communities and around the world. It has been the best pleasure knowing and growing with Mr. V. He has helped many people in their day-to-day lives and helped their future - including me. His outlook on life and the way he integrates God into that view is amazing and inspirational.

I don’t see anyone better for the role of a trustee other than Mr V. All my wishes and prayers go out to him.

Dewlyn Hayden
Core Retreat Leader Alumnus

Mr. Valookaran has had a tremendous impact on the lives of many individuals. This impact stems from the never-ending love and kindness he carries throughout his life. In our time at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, getting to interact with him whether it be in meetings or just in passing, our day instantly lit up at his supportive and compassionate presence. Mr. Valookaran did more than just offer guidance, he listened to and advocated for us. We had never felt more heard and understood than in the presence of Mr. V, and we can’t thank him enough for this.

We experienced significant growth in our spirituality and worldview, which is why we firmly believe that all of these characteristics make him the ideal candidate for the position of Trustee.

Maraki and Dami
St. Mary CSS Alumni