Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Culture

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Culture

How has the culture and community you grew up in influenced the adult you are today?

We ran a bottle drive during March Break (probably 1973?) and donated the proceeds to the MS Society through the local Fire Department.  That's me in the back row closest to the fireman.

I grew up in a small city in a working class neighbourhood.  I think that my community influenced me to be down-to-earth and community-minded in regard to local politics and volunteering.

I've always been interested in local history and politics, even earning an honours degree from Western University (aka University of Western Ontario) in Political Science.  I've been an active volunteer since I was a child doing Ronald McDonald MS Carnivals and bottle drives.  As a adult I became more involved in the politics of volunteering, serving in various capacities on our local REACT team, chairing Volunteer Elgin and even serving as Vice-President and International Director of REACT International.  Now I just dabble in volunteering . . . participating in the St. Thomas Relay for Life.