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Monthly Membership Meeting

  • November 24, 2020
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Online Only: Speaker Linda Murphy

Although our regular in-person, meeting at the Community Center is cancelled in November due to COVID-19, Linda Murphy, will give her presentation online.

Pre-registration is no longer required. Please check your email for joining details

Hiking Home for Shelter 2019

The cycle of domestic abuse must be broken. Linda Murphy believed she could make a start at doing so through her backpacking and fundraising expedition: “Hiking Home for Shelter”. In 2019, Linda spent 6 months back-packing over 3,000 km, through the wild and rugged mountainous terrain of the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada.

Completely solo for most of her journey, 58-year-old Linda ventured on this profoundly challenging trek, surviving illness, injury, and loneliness, in order to raise funds for our local shelter, My Friend’s House, and national domestic violence-prevention education programs. To date, Linda’s single-handed fundraising campaign has raised OVER $32,000!

After raising three girls, Linda, and her husband of 30 years, Gord Llewellyn, moved to Nottawa from Unionville, in 2013. Linda’s career path has continuously led her towards positions of education, motivation, and leadership. She started as a high school drama teacher in the 80’s, became a corporate communication coach in the 90’s, and since 2003, an award-winning realtor, with Royal LePage.

Linda has enjoyed volunteering with Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors, Trinity United Church, Collingwood G & M Hospital, Craigleith Ski Club Race Crew, and Theatre Collingwood. She looks forward every year to the Fall, when she usually plays a leading role in The Gaslight Community Theatre Tour, but her greatest love is outdoor adventures, and especially, long-distance hiking!

To view Linda’s video logs from her Hiking Home for Shelter expedition, go to:

Questions? Please contact:
Heather Buscher (Zoom information)
Ann Parsons (speaker information)

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