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Hi I'm Aldene

I grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I joined the Mormon Church as an adult.

About Me

I am a professor who teaches business at university. My research and case writing focus on First Nations and Inuit small business. Previously I was a human resource manager and consultant. I have been completing my doctorate in business since 2005 (just revising my thesis). We have 4 grown children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I like the outdoors, hiking, camping, bird watching and being near water or mountains. I also like to do needlework, crafts and read.

Why I am a Mormon

There came a time when my husband and I felt there was something missing in our lives. We were on a trip and stopped to visit the Cardston Alberta Temple Visitors Center. We spent a couple hours talking with a sister missionary.We signed up to receive a Book of Mormon and were later taught by the sister missionaries. That was more than 30 years ago. The Book of Mormon has given me a fuller understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as sections of the Old and New Testament were lost. I love knowing that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father and Mother who love me. Jesus Christ gave his life so my sins and mistakes could be forgiven and erased. Having the gift of the Holy Ghost has been a blessing and helps bring peace. It is reassuring to know that our family will be reunited forever after we die. I enjoy listening to and following the prophet and apostles and other church leaders. I have received personal revelation and inspiration which has blessed our lives. I really appreciate the extended family I have of other church members who help and strengthen me.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in the Church with our local ward and for our stake and province. My husband and I recently served as missionaries on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in northern British Columbia. I served as an ordinance worker in the Regina Saskatchewan temple. I also played the organ or piano. I led the singing for our children and for our congregation's sunday meetings. I enjoy being a visiting teacher. I have been in the Stake and Ward Young Women's Presidencies. Some of my past church assignments included: cub leader, young women's leader, camp director, family history consultant and as a stake trainer of family history consultants. I taught many ages in primary and also in the women's Relief Society. I was the librarian a couple times. As the stake employment specialist, I used my human resources skills helping people select careers, apply for training, and find employment. For about 5 years, I was an American Sign Language interpreter for Church members in Saskatchewan. I also have taught emergency preparedness and first aid. For more than 10 years, I volunteered with Scouts Canada as a leader, as a provincial and national trainer and as the Assistant Provincial Commissioner - Training. I am active in our community on business and post secondary advisory boards. I volunteer in our First Nations community.