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2019 District 27 Executive
2020 Executive, District 27
(L-R) — Treasurer Roger Régimbal; Secretary Lorraine Smith-Champagne; Past President Dawn Paxton; 2nd Vice-president Monique Vandenbosch; President Louise Perrault; 1st Vice-president Danielle Guertin & Special Advisor Roger Lalonde.
Longtime District 27 member presented with Exceptional Service to RTO/ERO Award
Born in Belleville, Wendy started teaching in 1962 at the South Peel Board of Education, now known as the Mississauga BOE. There, she taught music for five years before moving to Markham for a year. She then moved to Ottawa where she taught for the remainder of her career at Bells Corner Public School. She continued as a music teacher — her passion — but she also taught Special Education, ending with a grade 7 and 8 homeroom. She retired from teaching in 2000 after a 38 year career.
She may have retired from teaching, but Wendy did not retire from active life. With a deep sense of the community, she has volunteered at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for the past seventeen years. She continued to put her musical talent at the service of others as she sang with the Cantata Singers and Nepean Choir. She also served as the adjudicator’s assistant for the Kiwanis Music Festival for 20 years. She sat on the Board of the Ottawa Children’s Choir, was a manager of the Concert Choir, and was a vocal assistant for many years. In her spare time, she is a member of the University Women’s Club of Kanata.
Wendy enjoys reading, going to concerts and, of course, playing bridge. She believes in keeping healthy, so she does daily exercises at the gym, including yoga and other activities.
Married to George, the couple is blessed with three wonderful children, Chris, Andrea, and Matthew, all of whom enjoy successful careers. Andrea followed in her mother’s footsteps as she is now an ESL teacher.