About Me


Born in Kingston, Ontario in 1979, I have been lucky enough to live in many cities around the world, including Oxford England, Windsor, Ottawa, Accra Ghana, Georgetown Guyana, Chiba Japan, Regina and, of course, Peterborough.

I have called Peterborough home since 1998, with short absences abroad for work and study. I always come back to this city, however, to which my father’s family immigrated from the Netherlands in 1955.


Secondary: Ashbury College, Ottawa Ontario
Graduated 1998
Focus: History, English, International Issues

Post-Secondary: Trent University
Graduated 2002, Honors B.A.
Major: International Development
Other: 3rd year spent studying and working in Ghana


Work with C.R.A.N. in Ghana - 2001

Group Leader with Youth Challenge International in Guyana - 2002

English Teacher in Japan - 2003-2005

Trained with RCMP - 2007

OBEO Real Estate Marketing - 2007-2010

Realtor - 2010 - Present


Director for ​Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Preferred Realtor for Rubidge Retirement Residence

Recipient of Peterborough Police Civilian Commendation​

Ben vanVeen

Ben vanVeen

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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My Listings

9 Six Foot Bay Road, Buckhorn, ON K0L 2H0
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,200 living area
2153 Little Chipmunk Road, Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
2,336 living area