How long have you lived in Maple Ridge?
Since 1957. I came to Maple Ridge from Victoria as a bride.
What makes you proud to call it home?
When I see how well all of our parks are cared for, I are thrilled to be from here.
And the ACT. They are devoted to the programs and support all of their productions. Out of town visitors we take there are blown away that we have such a facility in our city.
Do you have any favourite local hangouts?
Cliff Park. I walk there on a regular basis.
Who is your hero?
One of them is my oldest daughter Janet. She is a talented artist, a beautiful person, and a wonderful grandmother. Another is my mother in law. She had rheumatoid arthritis from the time she was 14, yet she never let it stop her from doing anything. She was very involved with church work, etc.
What inspires you to get involved in your community?
Projects that I have a strong feeling for. As an example, I wrote on behalf of the Maple Ridge Historical Society in the newspaper, because I have a great passion for that.
What’s the nicest thing someone has done for you lately?
Someone took over a job I used to do for a local organization. I didn’t want to leave them in the lurch, so it was very nice to have someone step up for me.
What do you do to keep yourself happy and healthy?
Yoga classes, reading (I belong to two book clubs), walking daily if possible, eating lots of fruits and veggies. We both love music and theatre, so we are very fortunate.