Raymond got involved with PrideWeek organizing in 2001 shortly after moving to Halifax. In 2003 he took over the highest profile job, that of co-chair; that year he organized a reception for LGBTcommunity pioneers, Years Of Pride, at the Halifax Club.
In 2003 he became Prime Minster of ISCANS during a very successful year of fundraising and their transition Barony to Imperial Court with peers around the world.
In 2004 after several years of writing articles and press releases, Raymond joined the production team of Wayves Magazine as Editor and Managing Editor. Raymond produced spectacular events, wrote hundreds of articles for Wayves- interviews, news pieces, opinion pieces; he took thousands of photographs and most importantly, he coached a hundred writers, professional and non, into taking an interest in their communities, and making things better by shining light on the beautiful parts of life -- and the ugly.
Above all other things Raymond was an idealist; he believed that a perfect world was attainable -- with just a little more work. In his words, "It's a big world out there; on so many levels there's much that needs to be done."