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Sharon Rice

Sharon Rice

A graduate of Waterloo University, Sharon’s career in education began as a classroom teacher in Kingston and culminated with the Upper Grand District School Board as Coordinator of Program Services in charge of curriculum for Wellington and Dufferin Counties. Following retirement, she enjoyed part-time contract positions with the Ontario Veterinary College, Career Education Council, Raffi the children’s entertainer, and as course developer Conestoga College.

A committed volunteer, Sharon has extensive experience with non-profit organizations, one of which is the Elora Festival where she served as Board Chair, Volunteer Coordinator and General Manager. An active member of the Rotary Club of Guelph, she carried out an International Service project in Tanzania building a children’s library at a Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre. To support the rebuilding of schools and libraries following Hurricane Katrina, Sharon assisted with the collection of 10,000 books, which were transported to New Orleans by Magna International. As one of four judges selected from across Canada, she read 800 children’s books during several winters to prepare for the awarding of the Mr. Christie Children’s Book Award. She served on the Board of Governors for Groves Hospital, the Management Board of River Run, and Centre Wellington Strategic Planning Committee. She is recipient of several awards including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Wellington County Volunteer of the Year Award.

Guelph Wish Fund For Children

About Guelph Wish Fund For Children

Our Story The Guelph Wish Fund for Children was founded in August 1984 by Ron Asselstine and Alan Ferris.