Born in Windsor Ontario (where Hiram Walker’s Canadian Club Rye was developed!) Susan graduated from the University of Western Ontario. After completing her degree, she paddled the Mackenzie River ending up in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.
With a special interest in the Canadian Arctic, Susan lived in “Tuk” for the next eight years. Here, she enjoyed everything the North has to offer, including competing in and winning world-class dog sledding events. She then settled in Calgary where she raised her family, and was an instructor at Bow Valley College for 26 years prior to retiring.
Susan loves driving and has traveled by car and truck from coast to coast to coast in Canada, visiting most of the towns in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and seeing more of the Arctic than most people who live there. She is passionate about Canada and loves working as a Co-Chair of the Speakers Committee. It is her honour to invite luncheon speakers from all walks of life to add to Canada’s mosaic and to the Canadian Club of Calgary.
Previous volunteer work includes being a Board Member of the Nose Hill Liberals, fundraising for the 50th anniversary of Bow Valley College, and volunteering at Fort Calgary.