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In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the University of Lethbridge officially recognizes one of the few female founding faculty members of the University of Lethbridge, Dr. Wilma G. Winter. Please join us in the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness in the atrium outside the athletics office for the dedication of the Wilma G. Winter Hall.
This is a free event, everyone is welcome.
Wilma Gail Winter, obtained a Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta and a Master of Education and a Doctorate of Education at the University of Oregon, before becoming a founding faculty member of the University of Lethbridge. She spent her career teaching in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and was very proud to be the head coach of the U of L’s women’s basketball team when it won the Canadian Junior Women’s Championship.
While at the U of L, Wilma was honored to be nominated to the University Board of Governors and became the sitting faculty member. For many years, she was also the Chief Marshal of Convocation and retired as a Professor Emerita.
Wilma was well known in Lethbridge for her enthusiasm, participation in and tireless work and leadership in many charitable endeavors. She was a Chair of the Provincial Special Olympics Games, Co-Chair of the Provincial Senior Games, and Chair of the Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival.
At the time of her passing, she was the President of the Lethbridge Duplicate Bridge Club and past board member of the Lethbridge Country Club, the YWCA, and the 1st Choice Credit Union.
In 2005, The Province of Alberta honored Wilma with the Alberta Centennial Medal for her community involvement and in 2005, she was chosen as the YWCA Woman of Distinction for her volunteerism and leadership skills.
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