SRL Board of Trustees

Two positions are currenly available on our Library Board to interested and active volunteers and patrons of the Sheep River Library who are residents of Turner Valley and Black Diamond. Awareness of Public Library Services Branch policies and the working procedures of our award-winning facility are assets. As well, we have an immediate need of a treasurer. If you would like more information, please contact Peggy Emslie at 403-933-3931.

About the Sheep River Library Board of Trustees:

Diane Osberg Peggy Emslie - Black Diamond

After having lived in Montreal all their lives, Peggy and John moved to Black Diamond in May 2014 to retire close to their three grandsons in Calgary. The three grandchildren that they left behind in Montreal are frequent visitors and love the west almost as much as their grandparents do. Peggy has always been an avid volunteer, having served on church and school boards as well as the Montreal Mission. In 2008, she started focusing most of her attention on visiting cancer patients at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital. Peggy will tell you that the Sheep River Library caught her eye with its many and varied activities and she was happy to be accepted to its board in late 2016. Peggy and John enjoy hiking, photographing wild animals, and golfing.

Irene Waring Irene Waring - Turner Valley
Personnel Committee Chair

Irene moved to Turner Valley in 2005, several years after returning to Canada from Africa where her husband was working and she was doing volunteer work. Irene has been on the SRL board for 6 years and loved being a part of the amazing growth of the organization. Irene's passions are golf, gardening, curling and of course, reading!

Les Antoniuk - Turner Valley

Les and Diane Antoniuk moved to Turner Valley in 2014. They enjoy visits to Vancouver where their daughter, son-in law, and most importantly their grandson live.  Les was an educator for his entire career, in latter years teaching Computer Studies and Digital Design and Communication in Edmonton before retiring to Bragg Creek in 2001.
Les was a founding member of the Alberta Teachers’Association Computer Council, and has a keen interest in photography, singing with the Calgary Opera Chorus and other local Choirs, cross-country skiing and walking in the mountains, where he and Diane guided tourists through the Parks.
Always interested in how computers can enrich and add excitement to educational environments, he hopes that he can make some useful contributions to the Sheep River Library, one of the more farsighted and advanced libraries in Alberta.

Sharon Hart - Black Diamond

Born and raised in the Turner Valley, Black Diamond area, Sharon wouldn't live anywhere else! She loves writing songs and playing her guitar anytime she gets a chance! She works at Home Depot in Okotoks and enjoys helping people with any problem or project they have on the go.

Lisa Park Nancy Jackson - Turner Valley

Nancy and her husband moved to Turner Valley from Ontario in 2016 to be close to their children and grandchildren. In her career, Nancy worked with Markham Stouffville Hospital coaching parents and working with preschool children with speech and language development. In addition, Nancy has volunteered with a number of church community organizations, including Ontario Mental Health, CHATS and Guiding Canada. Nancy and Bob are looking forward to exploring Alberta and western Canada and being active in the Turner Valley community.

Irene Waring Bruno Canadien - Black Diamond

Janice McCann - Turner Valley

Janice and her husband Bill moved to Turner Valley in 2013 from Southwest Saskatchewan where they farmed and she taught. Special Education was the focus of most of Janice's teaching career, but she also had the chance to experience literacy coaching and vice principal assignments. Their three sons ended up in Calgary so between that and the surrounding scenery it was not a hard decision to move to the area. During summer holidays back in school days when friends wanted to go to the swimming pool, Janice wanted to go to the library, so it is a fitting place for her to volunteer.

Councillor Ruth Goodwin - Black Diamond

After living and working in larger cities and municipalities across Canada, Ruth chose Black Diamond for its proximity to family, the mountains and business opportunities as well as social, cultural and commercial diversity of the area.

Ruth believes that the responsibility of public libraries is to provide both social and educational opportunities for the communities that support it and to do so in a safe, nurturing environment that continues to generate community suggested programming for generations to come. "Our library is what our members want it to be. We provide programming, structured and social events that draw people of varying interests together," says Ruth.

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