Donna Anderson

VCHWF Trustee

I am pleased to be one of the original trustees of the Foundation.  Prior to its inception, I recall having a heated argument with a friend about how to solve the issue of mounting health care costs in the province. My solution was to invest in local grassroots community services.  “Small communities have a history of looking after their own”. A small community is able to maximize the potential of its resources through belief in the value of community.  Positive interactions strengthen the social fiber and therefore the overall health of the community. Now, I serve with that friend, working towards a community focus of Wellness.

Raised on a small mixed farm outside Chauvin, Alberta, I have a strong connection to the rural lifestyle.  I received my teaching degree from the University of Lethbridge and settled in Vulcan with my teacher husband, Larry. We raised our children, Kathryn and Daniel, to take advantage of all the experiences available to them in a small town. I retired after spending my career at Hazel Cameron and Arrowwood Community School. It was an extremely rewarding career with many warm memories. My interests now lie in gardening, community volunteerism, kayaking, camping, grandkids, friends, travelling…

I believe firmly in paying it forward for the wonderful opportunities this community has provided for myself and our family.