WHO ARE YOU?
Birthplace: Oldham, England
Where do you live?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU, TO BE A “2018 GUELPH Y WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”?
The encouragement given to me by my peers in the honour they’ve helped me attain has been a truly elating experience. I hope to use this encouragement to further help others to attain their hearts desires.
“IT TAKES A VILLAGE”, is this year’s theme. Describe who / what your village is like?
The friends in my village have each been present at different crossroads in my life. The first I met over fifty years ago when I was a new immigrant. He has travelled with me, being from the North of England himself and being a University Prof, as was my husband. I met my second friend in the early seventies when both of us shared a similar faith and had daughters who were friends. We have both loved Harcourt church since then and to the present day. My third friend and his wife were a complete support to us when my husband became ill with A.L.S. I cannot describe the love and support given to us by all friends at Harcourt and in the greater community of Guelph at that time. My fourth friend was one of my Professors at University he became one of my mentors and he also directed me in my last play at Guelph Little Theatre. Theatre was part of my life for over thirty-five years. The other two members of my village came into my life as nurses when my husband became ill and I was his 24/7 caregiver. They have been kind enough to say that I was a mentor to them. 2018 Guelph YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Questionnaire
Where do you find Inspiration?
From my faith. From love of my fellow human beings and from wanting to help others who are not so fortunate.
Favorite quote / and or a favorite person?
The stone the builder rejected has become the cornerstone of the whole building. (The Bible)
WHY did you choose this career, or did it choose you?
I always loved theatre and after my graduation from University, in English and Drama, I began volunteering at Guelph Little Theatre. This has become a career and has lasted over thirty-five years.
Tell us something people usually don’t know about you?
My first career was as a hairdresser and beautician.
WHAT did you want to be as a child?
A wife and mother, and a Writer
Where can people find your business/organization?
I don’t have a business but I am involved again at Guelph Little Theatre. 176 Morris St. in Guelph I am also starting my new career as a writer. My home business and contact information is below.
Email Address: email@example.com
You can meet Rosalind along with the other 19 amazing 2018 Guelph Y Women Of Distinction Honorees on May. 3rd, at the River Run Centre in Guelph, at the 23rd Annual Fundraising Gala, 2018 Guelph Y Women of Distinction. Buy your tickets today, they are selling out quickly! https://www.guelphy.org/en/community-events-and-programs/women-of-distinction.aspx