Although Rick and Val Bryce are relative newcomers to Charlotte County, both quickly integrated into community life by volunteering for and supporting several local organizations. Rick volunteered on the St. Andrews Arts Council and coached basketball for a number of years at the Sir James Dunn Academy. Val helped found the St. Andrews Centre for the Arts. The entire family would be found back stage on the evenings of performances by the St. Andrews Community Players and Act One Drama. True believers that you get back ten times more than you give, Rick and Val opted to set up a family fund that would help build a better quality of life for all in Charlotte County.