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Terry Shupe

Retired Provincial Court Judge

How can more joy be added into the world? Well, sometimes we need to be the ones to bring it, which is exactly what our amplified individual has been doing for many years – bringing joy!

Amplify Consulting Inc. helps leaders and their organizations define their purpose and clarify their message to amplify their impact. #Amplifriday is our passion project to amplify remarkable people of impact. Today, we amplify a man who brings joy through toys, and that’s Terry Shupe.

Many people in Kamloops know retired provincial court judge Terry Shupe, but he’s also known by many others throughout the world for his humanitarian efforts. Terry has a workshop where he has crafted countless wooden toys—buses, graders, logging truck, cars—for many years, donating them to children locally through Christmas Amalgamated as well as to children internationally through Developing World Connections. He recently was a part of a Repair Café, gifting local kids with the opportunity to make their own toy.

It’s this selfless giving which lands him in the Amplifriday spotlight today. This has been reflected in his professional life, training judges in war-torn Bosnia which in part contributed to him being named an honourary lieutenant-colonel by the Rocky Mountain Rangers. This has also been reflected in his work to bring joy to the people of Tangalle, Sri Lanka after a devastating tsunami destroyed much of the area. In a video posted years ago of Terry in his workshop, in his own words the reason he does what he does is simply to, “Bring joy.”

Terry, you have not only led a remarkable career, but you are a shining example of one who quietly and consistently brings joy to people, regardless of location, vocation, or situation. As is our team at Amplify Consulting Inc.’s commitment, we will donate $100 to a charity of your choice to further amplify both your remarkable impact and the charity you choose.

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Photo credit: Dave Eagles


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