This is the Bio that Nanette wrote for the Most Fabulous Women Over 40 contest;
I have been fortunate in life, with the love and support of my family, to be able to follow my dreams.
I grew up in Galt and graduated with honours from the Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational school. I attended the University of Western Ontario where I was selected to the Canadian Rowing team and competed internationally. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Kinesiology.
At the same time, I pursued my passion for flying. My first job was instructing flying at the Waterloo Wellington Flying Club. I then moved to Northern Ontario to fly in the bush, flying medivacs, Purolator bank runs and fire patrol.
After that I “landed” my dream job as a pilot with Air Canada. Out of 2000 pilots then, only 9 were women. This gave me the great opportunity to volunteer and speak at school career days promoting women in Aviation. Now that I am retired, I really look forward to continuing my volunteer work.
I am an avid golfer, gardener and crafter.
Sadly, I lost my Mother suddenly this past year; and my Father is now in Long Term Care with Alzheimer’s. Through this I am very fortunate to have had the support of my husband and my very good friends. It has been through their encouragement that I have entered this contest.