I was born in Lewiston, New York. While growing up in the Town of Niagara-on-the Lake, I attended Sir Winston Churchill High School in St. Catharines and spent most of my adult life living in the City of Niagara Falls.
I am a Special Olympic Athlete and I am honoured to represent Canada and the province of Ontario. One of my proudest moments was being recognized in 1996 on the City’s Sports Wall of Fame. This was a result of winning a Gold Medal in the 1989 Provincial Summer Games and a Gold Medal in the National Summer Games in Vancouver in 1990 for bowling.
I was fortunate enough to meet Queen Elizabeth in 1967 when she visited Niagara during Canada’s 100th Birthday.
What is your favourite aspect about being Canadian?
I love nature and the outdoors and worked many years in the greenhouse industry. I enjoy playing a variety of sports including soccer, bowling, baseball and golf. People say I am a very social person. I love the City of Niagara Falls and being Canadian. I have made friends with people from all over Canada.