CFUW St. Catharines Spring Dinner
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m. -
Location: Armenian Community Centre
156 Martindale Rd, St. Catharines
For Tickets contact: Jean Armitage or Anne Marie Stockwell
Deadline: Tuesday, May 3rd
Walking the Camino de Santiago
Member, CFUW St Catharines
Highlights: Sandra will describe the daily life of a pilgrim walking the Camino de Santiago: the ‘magic’ of leading a simple, unencumbered life; the amazing people encountered along the way; important lessons learned; and, certainly not least, the necessity for good boots and healthy feet!
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Sandra studied Modern Languages at the University of Glasgow, and then gained a Teaching Certificate at Jordanhill College, Glasgow. In 1968 she came to Canada to visit her sister and then planned to spend a year working in France and improving her French. However, for those of you old enough to remember, this was the time of civil unrest and student riots in Paris, so she ended up staying in Toronto, becoming a Landed Immigrant, and working in the computer field for 10 years. Life takes some strange turns sometimes! After teaching Computer Studies at Humber and Niagara Colleges for 27 years, while also gaining a Masters in Education at Niagara University, Sandra decided it was time to ‘hang up her hat’ and get back to her first love, languages. She gained a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, studied Spanish and then started travelling. So far, she has visited Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain and Portugal with her daughter, taught English in a small village in Spain, volunteered at the University of Havana, taught English and studied Spanish in a beautiful fishing village on the Pacific coast in Ecuador – and, not least, walked the Camino de Santiago. Lots more adventures to come!