There are a few other things that settle Carolyn’s soul; her love of nature, hiking, and most importantly, using her rural voice to make a difference. “I feel it is important to have a rural voice on Provincial Boards. I am a Director-At-Large on the provincial NS SPCA Board. I started this volunteer role about a year ago, “she shared. “I grew up with many pets: cats, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and mice. I strongly believe that animals need and deserve our respect, compassion and protection. For me, volunteering for the SPCA was a great fit,” she said. Carolyn is also fortunate to have rescue cats as members of her family. Her two fur babies, Lucas and Charlie, bring such joy to her life that she shares their funny antics with others through her Instagram page!
In addition to serving on the NS SPCA Board, Carolyn also serves on the Taste of Nova Scotia Board of Directors which promotes local producers and restaurants across Nova Scotia. “It was an easy fit as my husband is a chef and owner of Bistro 22,” she smiled. We are so fortunate here in NS to have the array of fruits, vegetables, fishers, distilleries, wineries, cheesemakers, you name it...all so nearby,” she said proudly to which I couldn’t agree more.
This determined, passionate, caring woman works full time, serves on two Boards, and is a ‘once in a while’ 5k runner. I wondered if she had any other hobbies or passions so I asked to which she quickly answered, “I read… A lot! I have participated in a 50 book pledge for the last five years or so. I am about to finish book #31 for this year!” Wow, I thought to myself as I am not sure if I’ve read 31 books in my life.
I think Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” I am not sure where your next book will lead Carolyn, but I am sure it will be a beautiful place.