Thank you Winston Rekert & Danny Virtue for such a great experience !
The cartoon industry took off in Vancouver while I was doing radio & tv voice overs and acting. Initially all the talent who did commercials voiced most of the cartoons as we were already studio savvy . So much fun being Lady Jaye the first female GI Joe and voicing Capt N & the Hurricanes .
When I moved to Nova Scotia I recorded my first CD of old gospel hymns as I was a little homesick for our ranch in the North Okanagan Valley , our friends & our church family at Grindrod Gospel. Available on https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amazing-grace/53737296 and You tube
I started working for my husband's dental practice then co managed with my good friend Sally Hills. I loved the staff and I will never forget Dr Wayne Hills who passed December 25, 2017
When I was closing in on my 50th I felt that I needed to resurrect my first love of singing and performing. I created a show, produced it, sold out and my 3 precious girlfriends from NL flew in as back up singers. SO BLESSED. Watch on my you tube channel
Starting this study club in 2003 will remain one of the greatest gifts to me personally and professionally. The members are like family to me and I LOVE EVERY MINUTE. Dr. Robert S. Roda left and Dr Randy Balcom right. I am surrounded by excellence! www.endostudyclub.com
"Never look a wild animal in the eye" ( on my you tube channel ) I entered to prove you could be a world class speaker from Wolfville, NS or anywhere in the world. TOASTMASTERS WORKS! JOIN A CLUB and the world is your oyster !
When Kerri Leier of Edalene Theatre in Wolfville offered me a lead role in this show I felt like everything in my life led to this moment. I had not done a show for 25 years. Kerri saved my little girl who loves Broadway and I have not looked back !
Mayor Robert Stead would pass shortly after this photo was taken .He fought a brave battle with cancer and I could feel love pouring from his heart as we received $150,000 from the Province from Honorable Ramona Jennex for L'arche Homefires.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: I played Rona Lisa Peretti . Thanks to Kerri Leier I can spell SZYEGY , oops ! Loved working with Simon Pawlowski
In my role as President of the Wolfville Bus. Dev. Corp I sat in on most meetings with the wine industry. One day they wanted a good event to promote the wineries, I suggested a double decker hop on hop off bus. We all jumped on board and Pete Luckett named it and David Hovell brought it to reality. This is the little bus that could, award winner and now in BC and Ontario. www.magicwinerybus.ca
Supporting Acadia Women's Varsity Volleyball coach Michelle Wood was delightful. Heather Moyse became a friend after and WIS continues to benefit female atheletes!
I wanted to be on TV as a little girl growing up watching Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lavern & Shirley. I left Calgary at 18 with $500 in my jeans and a dream, 7 years later I was a series lead. Full episodes on you tube https://youtu.be/phQ8svSqqDE
Thanks to creators Michael Howell & Lia Rinaldo , I had the honour of driving Gordon and his awesome daughter Leah Pinsent for Devour. Gordon, I LOVE YOU and so does everyone else we met ! Leah, here's to life ! www.devourfest.com
L'arche Homefires in Wolfville under the direction of my good friend Ingrid Blais was the heart & soul of my life. They gave me gifts that are eternal. Thank you Jean Vanier for speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves .
Acadia University is a gem. Two awesome prof's give me the chance to chat with students every year and hack the fear of public speaking. Thank you Dr. Conor Vibert and Dr. Barbara Anderson for the honour.
I did not realize this at the time in the early 90's that playing a female GI Joe was a big deal. I was just doing my job as a professional voice over actor for tv and radio. But the fan mail I get to this day for Lady Jaye, wow!
Words cannot express the sadness I feel when I realize Win is gone. He was so kind to me and gave me the role of a lifetime as Rachel Woods on Neon Rider. I miss and love you, thank you for believing in me .
What a treat to spend time with Bill Pullman & Bob Blumer . Bill was so interested in the culture of the Annapolis Valley, NS. He was so much fun and challenged me to write about the topic of TIME. It's coming, I promise, soon....www.devourfest.com
I was so lucky to be at the right place at the right time. I loved cartoons as a kid and voicing them was a hoot ! I could be pregnant, blond, old, young and still be an actor! I LOVED IT !
Working with Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn and Joan Severance ( I was her stand in ) on Bird On A Wire was dreamy. I loved spending 3 days with Mel obviously and Goldie so inspired me. She had an aura about her that made you fell good. There is a funny scene in the vet barn with plastic gloves that her and I came up with to be funny. MAGIC
Thanks to Anne Berube believing in me and giving me the opportunity to sing for Dr Dyer during a VIP reception. I looked him in the eyes as I sang " On A Clear Day" aca pella . He hugged me and I hanked him for influencing my life profoundly as one of my greatest teachers. He told me his next book was titled " I can see clearly now' Rest in peace my precious mentor.
John Badham was the director , I was 25 and my career was firing up. I will never forget Mel and his advice to be about marriage or when Joan came to set and saw I was her stand in and said &%$* . Her & I had long talks about the industry as women actors. I was grateful for her wisdom .