Viraat BK Thammanna

Viraat BK Thammanna


MLA Candidate

About Viraat BK Thammanna


Viraat Thammanna is a dedicated leader with a strong commitment to serving his community and making a positive impact. Having been in British Columbia since 1992 and earning a post-bachelor’s degree in business administration on scholarship, Viraat values education and giving back to society. Viraat is also a loving husband and proud father of two. 

Service and Community Involvement 

Throughout his life, Viraat has actively engaged in community service and volunteer work, focusing on a wide range of issues from health and fitness to environmental conservation. He has been involved with organizations like the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon and the 1994 Commonwealth Games Organization, demonstrating his passion for promoting well-being and community engagement. 

Viraat is a proud veteran and supports the veteran community in every way he can. While he was serving in the Canadian Forces at CFB Esquimalt, Canada’s Maritime Forces Pacific base, he came to Nanaimo with HMCS Nanaimo (Marine Defense Coastal Vessel). After returning to base, he decided to make Nanaimo his home to serve, he bought a condo to dwell and prosper Nanaimo in all ways he could. After serving the country he had the choice of going back to work for singular gain, or to give back to the communities where he lived. Viraat gracefully chose to give back with full contentment.

Viraat's leadership extends to his involvement in grassroots campaigns for city council, where he has consistently advocated for keeping citizens at the forefront of decision-making processes. His sincere endeavors are focused on fortifying the Canadian economy through his career in business management and administration, with a particular emphasis on overseeing Canadian corporate entities. Viraat's dedication to serving the people of Nanaimo and beyond reflects his belief in the power of community involvement and collaboration to bring about meaningful change.

Commitment to Nanaimo-Gabriola Island

Viraat understands that Nanaimo is a key economic center for the island for transportation, education and business. He understands the needs of the citizens and believe that people need to be the beneficiaries of policies. He has run a couple of grassroots campaigns for city council on independently keeping the citizens at the center because he is that passionate about serving his community. His devoted leadership and commitment to Nanaimo makes him an exceptional candidate for the Conservative Party of BC in Nanaimo-Gabriola.

Viraat's priorities encompass solutions for the current housing crisis and addressing mental health and addiction issues. He is dedicated to supporting the local economy, promoting food security and sustainability by supporting local farmers, and boosting tourism in Nanaimo and the surrounding region. Viraat is also committed to ensuring the well-being of senior citizens and fostering affordable academic and career opportunities for youth, aiming to keep them close to home and family. He is motivated to work towards a balanced approach focusing on health, education, infrastructure, research, and development for the wellness of every citizen.

Viraat is looking forward to bring his experience and passion for community service to strengthen the Nanaimo economy and be the voice of change that Nanaimo-Gabriola Island needs.