One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
Rose was September 28, 1946 in Athabasca, Alberta.
She received her Bachelor of Education in 1969 from the University of Alberta, and was a teacher from 1969 to 1989. Rose was a founding member of the Castle Downs Recreation Society in the early 1980s; she helped set the vision for the development of the Castle Downs District Park with recreation facilities, sport fields and playgrounds.
Rose served for six years as city councillor. She was on Edmonton Police Commission, an Edmonton Public School Trustee and a member of the community Meditation Program.
In the years following her time on council, Rose became a licensed marriage commissioner and a certified funeral celebrant.
Rose passed away on October 7, 2013 at the age of 67.
Sources: Office of the Councillors; Castledowns Recreation Society; Edmonton Journal