We are native Calgarians, son of Marty and Sarah Fine (nee Belzberg) and daughter of Ted and Sybil Soskin (nee Stellar). Having been childhood sweethearts we moved to Vancouver in 1972 to pursue careers, Arnie in law and Susan in journalism/broadcasting. We have strived to do our part for the Jewish Community by volunteering our time and financial support to many Jewish causes. Susan has been active for many years in Hadassah and has served on its executive committee. She is currently a board member of Camp Hatikvah and the JFGV.
Arnie has been a board member of The Vancouver Talmud Torah serving many years on its executive committee, and is currently a board member of The Jewish Family Service Agency, and the JFGV having served a number of years on its executive committee. For two decades we have assumed cabinet positions for the annual CJA campaigns culminating in 1995 with our being the youngest and first husband and wife team to serve as co-chairs of the General Campaign. We are the proud parents of Carly (born 1984) and Adam (born 1988) (no dogs or pets) and hope our endowment contribution will serve as a role model for them and others to understand the importance of Jewish philanthropy and volunteerism for the future of our people.