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Hi I'm Cori

I grew up on the Canadian Prairies. We raised our family of boys on the West Coast of Canada and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small city on the Canadian Prairies. Married a University student and started a family. His first teaching job took us to the West Coast of Canada on a small island that was ½ mile wide and 3 ½ miles long. Living there for 2 years was a fun introduction and transition to living on the coast. Moving to Port McNeill on Vancouver Island we settled in for the next 19 years to raise our family of 4 active boys. I feel fortunate to have had opportunities to learn new skills and support the community in a variety of ways like soccer coach, Beaver Leader and Registrar, helping with Gymnastics, working at the library, travelling to the various communities on the Island for work, church, activities and fun. My Hubby of 24 years is my dearest friend. Last year we left the coast and moved to an even smaller community nestled in a forested valley along the shores of Slocan Lake to be closer to family and found it was a little too small. Our little pit stop here on our journey through life reminded us of the lessons we learned living on the coast that we will carry with us as we move to a more sizeable community nestled among the trees and hills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.

Why I am a Mormon

I was adopted as a baby by an LDS couple. I love my family and have always felt it is where I belong! My parents have been an example to me of living a christian life and by making good choices leads to a blessed life. I have always felt this is the place for me. Being a Mormon has given me many opportunities to learn, grow and serve others. I feel I can be myself. I am continually learning and challenged. Over the years I have had opportunities to serve and teach the youth, children, women and adults. Each act of service reminds me I am a Child of God who loves me. Keeping this in mind I share His love with those I spend time with.

How I live my faith

I have found a lovely balance to life between all the various roles I am entrusted with. I find when I put the Lord first in my life I am more able to prioritize the activities and duties that need attention and settle into a manageable routine. I have met many people along the way and find joy in being a part of the world's largest and long established women's organization called the Relief Society, the women's organization in the church. 22 years ago my little family of 3 at the time, moved from our life on the prairies near beloved family and friends to a small coastal town. As a result of this distance and simply living life in general there have been times of loneliness, heartache, frustration and disappointment. Settling into our new home we found loving people to connect with. There have been and continue to be treasured friends in my life who have stepped in to fill the physical needs that moms, aunties, sisters, and grandmas normally fill. Our joint efforts to help each other in the times of need has given me a real sense of purpose and has taught me about Charity - Christ's love. Over the last 3 years I have participated in a variety of opportunities. For 2 years my family and I participated in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive helping the North Island Branch collect and sort about 3 tonnes of food. The Relief Society had a dressing station which on 2 different occasions we cut and folded gauze for wound dressings for cancer patients. We also contributed food for a school breakfast program. We gathered items for a Women's shelter and helped sew kits for 'Days for Girls' project that sends washable reusable menstruation supplies for girls and women in developing countries who would otherwise miss school and work 1 week each month.