Paul Beasant, a Halifax native, moved into the Fairview-Clayton Park area in the summer of 1975. He attended Duc d’Anville Elementary, Clayton Park Junior High, and Halifax West, before moving onto SMU.
During this time, he played hockey at Centennial Arena, volunteered at Fairview Villa Senior’s Home, obtained his Chief Scout award with the 1st Clayton Park Boy Scouts, and worked as a lifeguard & instructor at Northcliffe Pool.
Paul built on his early seasonal work as an entrepreneur, as well as a Police Boat and Coast Guard Search & Rescue Captain, expanding into the world of international Megayachts. He has extensive international experience in business development, having lived and worked for several years in locales as varied as the Florida & the Caribbean, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Dubai.
Upon his return to Canada, Paul continued his entrepreneurial work, focusing on business development consulting in fields ranging from international real estate to ICT to renewable energy.
Paul volunteered as a Director for the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce for four years, and is co-Founder, Director, and Vice President with the i-Valley Intelligent Community Association, a not for profit group working to help bring world-class broadband access to all communities across Nova Scotia.
As a hobby, Paul produces & hosts a weekly talk show on Eastlink TV, “Late Night with Dr. Paul”, where he showcases local entrepreneurs, entertainers, and other assorted & interesting people.
He is a former Board member of The Halifax Club, JCI Halifax, and BALLE Nova Scotia; was an Ambassador with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce; has been active in fundraising for organizations such as Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Coalition for Kids International, and BALLE Nova Scotia; and was a Charter member and on the Executive Board of his Rotary Club, where he chaired their International Service Committee; and has volunteered extensively with the Entrepreneur’s Forum, Halifax Entrepreneurship Expo, and NB Entrepreneur’s Expo.
Paul has worked as a freelance journalist for international travel & yachting publications; has written a children’s book, “The Christmas Pickle”; and is currently well along with his first novel, a work of literary fiction titled “Sweetness Follows”.
He is the proud father of Matthew - an opera-singing, Dave Matthews-playing musician and budding businessman; is the new stepfather of a 2 ½ year old rescue Golden Retriever, Loki the Bad Dog; and is the son of Ann & Jim, who have been part of the Fairview-Clayton Park community since 1975.