Diane rejoined the EBRC Board of Directors in October 2021 and is proud to once again be a part of the East Beaches Resource Centre. She was on the Board for a period of time about six years ago.
Diane is a retired social worker whose career was primarily working with older adults. She has worked with Age and Opportunity at two Senior Centres, was Director of Social Work for Lions Housing Centres and finished her career as Director of Victoria Lifeline.
Since retiring, Diane continues to demonstrate her belief in the importance of Victoria Lifeline as a volunteer in both Winnipeg and in the East Beaches area, doing new installations and service calls. She also volunteers with the East Beaches Social Scene Hamper Committee, the Boreal Shores Art Tour and the Amnesty International Urgent Action letter-writing program. Diane enjoys cooking, playing the piano, practising yoga and learning Spanish. Her love of photography developed in her retirement and she creates greeting cards through her Chickadee Lane Photography brand. This provides her with an opportunity to share her images and the proceeds are donated to local charities.
Diane looks forward to working with the EBRC Board and the opportunity to support successful aging in place in our Beaches community.
Carol has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 and took on the position of Co-Chair in October 2021.
She was born and raised in Saskatchewan and lived in South Allan, Wynyard, Regina and Saskatoon, and moved to Manitoba in 1975.
Carol was employed with CIBC as a Mortgage/ Loan officer in Winnipeg for 12 years.
Following that she moved to the Beaches area to live. Carol has an entrepreneur personality and has owned and operated many businesses in the East Beaches area. She owned and operated the Traverse Bay Corner store and Plum Creek gift shop, and she currently owns and manages the Carol's on Leon gift shop. Carol was also employed with the Sunova Credit Union for 6 years and worked for CRI Canada for 5 years.
Joining the EBRC Board of Directors was an easy decision for her as she truly believes in the their mandate. She really enjoys being on the Board especially the sub committee for fundraising.
Gloria was born and raised in St. Vital, Winnipeg. She attended the University of Manitoba and Red River College where she took computer programing.
Gloria worked in London, England from 1970-1973 working for National Security. She then came back to Winnipeg, Canada and worked for Canada Post. Her work at Canada Post included computer programming, financial audits, and creating contracts for truckers, airlines and rural delivery staff. She retired from Canada Post after 30 years in 2009 as Office Admin and Control. Gloria continues to run her own Income Tax business, which she has been working at for more than 30 years.
Gloria has volunteered extensively throughout her life. She volunteered teaching swimming for the YMCA and the City of Winnipeg in her teens. She was the Treasurer for St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg for 25 years. She was on the East Beaches Senior Scene Board of Directors from 2012-2014 and produced their newsletter; and from 2016-2019 she held the Treasurer position. She is currently the Treasurer of the Socially Conscious Committee which helps those in
After graduating from physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba, Donna enjoyed a career working in several hospitals in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Regina, and Beausejour. Over the years she worked in various medical and surgical areas of practise, and specialized in neurological rehab.
Through her work she served on a number of committees, including collaborative care, inter-professional practice, and fall prevention. She had the privelage of being part of a team that developed and implemented a regional rehabilitation inpatient program for the IERHA.
Donna retired in 2020 and is grateful to be living in Victoria Beach. She enjoys gardening, quilting, cooking, yoga and long walks. Donna values community, and is enjoying the opportunity to participate in many of the activities available. She has done some volunteer work here and is looking forward to finding more ways to contribute.
Donna joined the board in 2020, and looks forward to learning more about the work that EBRC does, and being part of such a great mission. The idea of aging in place is important to her, and she is glad to be a part of an organization that supports seniors in our community.
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Edmund joined the board in June 2017 because he believes in the EBRC mission..."to keep seniors in their homes as long as we can", and he respects the board members and their dedication to the centre.
His career has been in the Caisse Populaire and Coop movement. Edmund also has board and committee experience with the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba, the Coop Council of Canada, the French Boy Scouts board and commissioner for Western Canada, for L'association des Scouts du Canada. He has also given multiple stress management and massage workshops over the last thirty years.
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Glenn joined the board in June 2016.
Glenn grew up in Victoria Beach and was a commercial fisherman for over 20 years. After developing Rheumatoid Arthritis he had to change professions and along with his wife Cathy started publishing The Cottager’s Guide to the Eastern Beaches area in 1989 and The Cottager magazine in 1992.
He started volunteering at an early age and joined the Victoria Beach Fire Department and VB Sports Club. He has also chaired the Summer Winds Music Festival for 14 years.
Glenn’s connection to the EBRC goes back a long way, when home visits were arranged for his mother who was alone. A woman would come once a week and play cards and enjoy a cup of coffee with her. Glenn also contacted the EBRC to help stuff the Cottage Guide ad bags in exchange for a donation made. These personal involvements led him to join the board in June 2016.
He believes that people who can live in their own homes longer through support, information and help are healthier physically and mentally.
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Lynn joined the board in 2018. She strongly believes in the East Beaches Resource Centre’s focus of assisting clients to remain in their own homes.
Lynn’s mother-in-law, Dolly Watling was one of the founding members of the East Beaches Social Scene (EBSS). She was the RM of Alexander Councillor and wrote up grants needed to finance the new EBSS building, where the EBRC office resides.
Dolly also used the East Beaches Resource Centre to attend the Adult Day Program after she lost her vision due to macular degeneration. She had the Victoria Lifeline service installed, had casual visits for tea from EBRC and also used the transportation service to get rides into the city to go to doctor appointments and buy groceries.
Lynn has her four year Bachelor of Education Degree and three year Bachelor of Arts Degree with Botany and Geography double majors. She taught K-12 students for 38 years focusing on Kindergarten to Grade 4. She was a leader of Beavers, Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides, as well as teaching Sunday School in the Flin Flon, Snow Lake and Pine Falls United Churches. Lynn was Treasurer on the Boards of the Snow Lake Arts Council, Flin Flon and the Powerview Parents for French, and Pine Falls Girl Guides.
She is passionate about supporting seniors and people with disabilities and enjoys working with EBRC as it strives to meet the needs of the East Beaches community.
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Carol obtained her BHEC from the University of Manitoba. After graduation she interned at Deer Lodge and Misericordia Hospitals and completed her RD
Carol was employed at Morden Hospital and Red River Community College teaching nutrition to student Practical Nurses, Bethania Person Care Home and Vista Park Lodge as both Administrative and Therapeutic Dietitian, Balmoral Hall School as Administrative Dietitian. After moving to Hillside Beach, she worked for a few years as a Home Care Worker in the beaches area. It was in this position that she learned how important it is to keep seniors in their own homes as long as possible with the support from the community.
She has been involved with the East Beaches Social Scene over the last 21 years, as Board Member, Volunteer and founder of the Pine Needlers Quilt Group. She has organized two quilt shows over the years and has taught many ladies the art of quilting.
Carol joined the Board in 2021. She looks forward to being a working member of the East Beaches Resource Centre as she realizes how important this organization is for our seniors at the beaches.