"Apart from marrying my husband and having my family, becoming a volunteer at Wellspring was the best thing I ever did."
Liz came to Wellspring in the fall of 1992. She was recruited by a friend but, coincidentally, was also a school mate of Anne Armstrong Gibson, Wellspring’s founder. Liz was inspired by Anne’s story and her vision for Wellspring. Liz’s own family had been touched by cancer and she wanted to find a way to help others. Liz started out on the front desk at the Coach House and with every volunteer shift found that Wellspring was developing a very special place in her heart.
In 1999, Wellspring expanded its services to better meet the demand and make access easier. Liz became an integral member of the Founding Committee that brought Wellspring to Oakville. She headed up the Decor Committee which was responsible for capturing Wellspring’s special, warm and welcoming environment. Anyone who knows Liz, knows that she has an incredible eye for colour and style combined with a keen understanding of what will make Wellspring members feel most at home. Still today, Liz’s touch can be seen and felt throughout the house.
She also introduced Wellspring to others in the community who were eager to help, and opened up her beautiful home for meetings and training sessions before the centre was open.
When Wellspring Halton-Peel first opened, Liz joined the front desk team bringing with her the wisdom and experience gained from her time at the Coach House. Liz’s enthusiasm for Wellspring and her generosity has not only kept her a regular on the front desk but also motivated her to help out with various fundraisers over the years.