I truly love the community I live in and I strive to make it an even better place to live. Since moving to Peterborough I have been lucky enough to meet people that have influenced these positive changes. Seeing how supportive this community is has inspired me to volunteer and become involved.
I happily accepted my invitation to join Board of Directors for the YWCA of Peterborough, Haliburton, and Victoria in 2009. During my time on the Board, we opened the doors at the Crossroads Shelter, a building that is a safe haven for women and their children in times of crisis. I couldn’t be more proud of the support given by the community to bring that dream into fruition. Having finished my 4 year tenure on the Board, I continued to work actively in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. In 2018 alone, the event raised $138,577. Of that $16,876 was raised by MortWalk/Mortlock Construction which is my team (met the owners voulenteering for the event). I have been participating and volunteering for at least 6 years at this event now, and hope to comtinue to help it grow in scope.
In 2017 I accepted a role on the Professional Allied Council for PRHC, which is both a fundraising and advosory volunteer role. I also began work in 2019 with the Canadian Canoe Museum. I am currently working to help raise money and awareness for the new museum, and on the committee for Campfires and Cocktails. This is a new event to attract young professionals to the museum, and raise money for the new build. We recently had our first event, which was very well received by the Peterborough community. Given that it was the inagural event, a goal of $30,000 was lofty. Thanks to the generous support of attendees, we rasied $40,500 for childrens programs at the museum. I am always in awe of what this community accomplishes by working together. The support of myu fellow citizens warms my heart, and puts a big smile on my face.