Dorothy Rhead

I have always had a lifelong relationship with sport and recreation. Specifically, my involvement with trails has led me in many directions. It all began when the Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF) asked me to form a walking club in Regina. This gave birth to the Wascana Wanderers Volksmarch (walking) Club which I founded in 1993. This was the first club to be formed in Saskatchewan.

It was because of the walking club that I was asked by the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) to help form the Saskatchewan Trans Canada Trail Council (TCT). During the next 10 years I travelled to many TCT openings and events plus sold thousands of dollars in TCT merchandise. In 2004, SPRA undertook the establishment of a trail organization in Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) was formed. As one of the founding members I held many roles within the association including: Treasurer, Membership Chair and Trail Building Grant Adjudication Committee. This led me to the National Trails Coalition Regional advisory board to assist with trail grant adjudication for the province of Saskatchewan.

During my 73 years I have been involved in athletics, track and field, softball, volleyball, basketball, badminton, curling, golf, bowling, broomball, cross country skiing, downhill skiing (when young and foolish), snooker, skating, cycling, and snowshoeing. Each year I have a huge vegetable garden, and enjoy fishing, camping, photography, water colors and spending time at my cottage. I have also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and I am an active member of the Canadian Club. All these experiences have shaped me into the woman I am today.

In February, 2013, Dorothy received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her commitment and involvement in the Air Force Association of Canada, Habitat for Humanity, the Canadian Club, the Saskatchewan Trails Association and the Wascana Wanderers Club.