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The Friends of Bark Lake: Ontario Camp Leadership Centre, Irondale, Ontario, Canada



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Dorothy Anne Comerford Walter
December 10, 1921 - December 6, 2006


You are invited to submit your memories and tributes to Dorothy Walter here. With your permission, we will post your words below.

Who Was Dorothy Walter?

Dorothy Walter was the Head of the Camping and Outdoor Education Services for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation-Recreation Branch. She supervised the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre at Bark Lake from 1972 to 1988.


In 1956, Dorothy was hired by Gord Wright of the Physical Education and Camping Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Education. She applied her organizational expertise to the details of the Centre.

In 1972, Dorothy began her career at the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre at Bark Lake. This Centre was established to train potential leaders in outdoor recreation, leisure, environments and tourism. Dorothy became the Camping and Outdoor Education Consultant for the Ministry of Sports and Recreation and began her long career as Executive Secretary and then Head of Camping and Outdoor Education Services which included the supervision of Bark Lake.

From 1968 to 1988, as a consultant to the Ontario Camping Association, (OCA), Dorothy fostered innovative projects through which camping leaders developed as professionals and the young people became skilled as program creators and the champions for the generation which followed. All the while, Dorothy served in committees and groups which developed workshops, seminars, conferences, strategic plans, visits to other programs and International Congresses.

The OCA instituted the Dorothy Walter Award of Excellence in 1987, honouring her as the first recipient and since presented annually for outstanding service to the advancement of camping. She continued to contribute to the OCA and camping as a Standards Visitor, conference speaker and an advisor on camping for seniors long after her official retirement. Dorothy also continued her contributions to The Society of Camp Directors.

The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario, (COEO) is profoundly grateful to Dorothy Walter for her advice in the early development of the organization. Always generous with her time, patience and suggestions, Dorothy was present at COEO workshops and conferences from 1970 and even after she retired in 1988. She was acknowledged in 1987 with the commencement of an award in her name for significant contributions to youth leadership in outdoor education in Ontario. The Dorothy Walter Award for Leadership was created to give recognition to an individual who, like Dorothy Walter herself, has shown an outstanding commitment to the development of leadership qualities in Ontario youth and through outdoor education. More info...

A talented musician, Dorothy in 1940, joined the Leslie Bell Singers and traveled throughout North America ultimately as Personnel Manager of the singers. This interest surfaced again when in retirement The Mendelssohn Choir welcomed her to launch a Friends Group to assist the Youth Choir.

Celebration of Life: Remembering Dorothy Walter

The Celebration of Life: Remembering Dorothy Walter
A gathering was held to celebrate the life of Dorotny Walter. There were many fitting tributes given on that day. A reception and reunion followed for many Bark Lake alumni and members of the Leslie Bell Singers.

Saturday, January 13th, 2007
at 2:00 p.m.


at the Toronto Botanical Gardens
777 Lawrence Avenue East,
(near the corner of Lawrence and Leslie)
Toronto, Ontario Canada M3C 1P2

web site
http://www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca/

Obituary

Dorothy Anne Comerford Walter
December 10, 1921 - December 6, 2006

Dorothy Anne Walter passed away peacefully on December 6, 2006 at Sharon House in Toronto. Dorothy, predeceased by her parents Fred and Emma Walter of Toronto, was a dedicated member of the Christian Science church community. Retired after many years of service to Bark Lake Leadership Centre, Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, she committed her time, talents and enthusiasms to many organizations including as a board member of and consultant to: Ontario Camping Association, Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario, Federation of Ontario Naturalists, and numerous others.

Dorothy supported many local, national and international environmental, animal welfare, music and youth development organizations. A talented musician, Dorothy in 1940, joined the Leslie Bell Singers, travelling and performing throughout North America and eventually became their Personnel Manager. Her love of music continued through retirement where The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir welcomed her to launch a Friends Group to assist the Youth Choir. Her leadership by example is valued by an incredible number of people whose lives she touched and influenced.

Donations in Dorothy's memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


A Tribute to Dorothy's life was held Saturday January 13th, 2007 .

To have your memories of Dorothy posted on this page contact The Friends of Bark Lake.



Dorothy Walter Receives the Corps d'Élite Ontario Award

Hon Marilyn Mushinski (Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation)
It is my privilege to welcome three special visitors to the Legislature today. With us in the members' gallery are this year's recipients of the Corps d'Élite Ontario Award, our province's highest distinction in the field of recreation. They are Wesley Luke Ogden of Welland, Jocelyn Palm of Willowdale, and Dorothy Walter of Toronto.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Corps d'Élite Ontario Award, which honours outstanding recreation volunteers and professionals from across Ontario. On the eve of National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, April 21, it is wonderful to be able to recognize and honour people who donate time and energy to share the joy of sports and recreation with everyone, from children to seniors. This government acknowledges the vital contribution that volunteers make to our communities and to society as a whole.

Participation in sports and recreational activities benefits us all. It promotes a healthy lifestyle and contributes to our physical and emotional wellbeing. Participation builds stronger communities, bringing the diverse members of our society together in pursuit of common interests. It is a significant factor in youth crime prevention and in enhancing academic performance.

Volunteerism is also an essential component of a strong recreation system. We know, for example, that there are about 660,000 sport and recreation volunteers in Ontario. Together, these volunteers spend $300 million each year in out-of-pocket expenses. This is in addition to the $2.3 billion which is the estimated value of their labour.

The 1995 recipients of the Corps d'Élite Ontario Award have recognized the tremendous value of these benefits and have devoted countless hours of time and effort in both professional and volunteer capacities. They have demonstrated leadership, determination and commitment in working with local, provincial, national and international organizations to improve our recreation and sports system and strengthen its ability to address community needs and concerns.

For the energy, creativity and perseverance they have brought to this task, for their personal sacrifice and their sense of duty they deserve both our gratitude and our respect.

Later this afternoon, these three distinguished individuals will receive their award in a ceremony presided over by the Honourable Henry N.R. Jackman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. I would now ask that Wesley Luke Ogden, Jocelyn Palm and Dorothy Walter stand in the members' gallery while the honourable members please join me in showing our appreciation to these special Ontarians and to all the recreational professionals and volunteers who contribute so profoundly to the quality of life in this province.


Mr Rick Bartolucci (MPP for Sudbury)
These people have demonstrated how important it is, one, to make an individual and a personal difference, but two, how important it is to be giving of oneself in order to share their experiences, their expertise and their abilities to communicate with others so that they can make others make a difference. That is the lesson that I hope we would be learning from these three very, very dedicated and talented Ontarians. These people want you and all Ontarians to understand that it is important to contribute, it is important to share, it is important to say, "I have time for my fellow human being because I care about my fellow human being."

The reward you will receive today is certainly prestigious, but in fact, because of your years of volunteer service and because of your dedication, you know the biggest rewards that you've received have been the way you have affected the lives of those people you've come in contact with, and for that reason, I congratulate you and all the Liberal members congratulate you. You are deserving of your award.


Source: Ontario Legislature Thu 18 Apr 1996

Tributes in Memory of Dorothy Walter

You are invited to submit your memories and tributes to Dorothy Walter here. With your permission, we will post your words below.

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Jackie Salmona (nee Monkhouse), Swain Van Camp with Dorothy Walter

A True friend

"Dorothy was a true friend. A special person. Above judging others. Great compassion".
-John & Joselyn Flynn (Orleans , Ontario, Canada) -December 9, 2006

Dorothy was Gord Wright's Trusted Right Hand

"My Father, Gord Wright, founded Bark in 1948 and Dorothy was his trusted right hand for many years at the Ontario Department of Education where he was Director of Physical and Health Education. I grew up adoring this magnificent and strong woman, as did both my parents. Now in failing health in their 90's they will be devasted at Dorothy's passing. God Bless her generous soul."

"Is there yet a Memorial Service set for Dorothy? She was at Mum and Dad's when I happened to be there a couple years ago and I finally had the gumption to tell her how I had adored her as a child. She was wonderfully gracious in her response, as always".

"She was supremely competent and my parents attribute a huge degree of my Dad's success, as an internationally recognised pioneer in Physical and Health Education and Recreation, directly to Dorothy: her ability, her brilliance, her reliability and her superb management skills. Dorothy striding through the camps at Couchiching and Bark Lake in her spiffy whites, beautiful, smiling but fully in command is an image I shall carry forever. She was very supportive of Mum and Dad's wishes to preserve Bark and Couch against government cutbacks and their latest mission to preserve the Sir Frederick Banting Homestead to create a Camp for Juvenile Diabetics in Alliston, Ontario (which has just last week been hammered by the Banting family's beneficiary, the Ontario Historical Society, secretive dealing to sell the property for development). Hopefully Dorothy hadn't heard this horrible news."
-Alec Wright (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on December 10, 2006


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Dorothy Walter in a North canoe at the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre at Bark Lake

Mary Titus was Dorothy's Friend Since Childhood

"I am the daughter of Dorothy's best friend, Mary Titus who passed on 3 years ago. Mom and Doh were friends since babyhood and her mom, who we called Auntie Dodie raised my mother when my grandmother was hospitalized for the balance of her life."

"We were like family and had Dorothy to all our family functions, Christmas, weddings, etc. In fact, I was going to call Doh tomorrow (December 10th) as it was her birthday and I have called every year since mom's death. I talked with Doh when we invited her to my son's wedding but unfortunately she could not make it due to having a bad cold."

"She has been a vital member of our family and the sister my mother never had. Her mom raised my mother through a good portion of her life on Toronto Island and her picture hangs with pride in my home. In fact, I have a picture of my mom, my grandmother, Doh and her mother when my mom and Doh were around 2 and 3 years of age. Doh was one year older than my mom which would make Doh around 85 tomorrow. Please let me know whatever is happening as far as anything to be held in her honour (as mentioned in the newspaper article for something slated in the new year) as my family would be very interested in attending."

"She will be forever loved and remembered by our family and I am so glad that she and I spent a day together just before she moved from her home to the condo and went through old picture books and reminisced and laughed lots. She is at peace and with my mom together as best friends again and certainly another one of my beautiful butterflies who come around when needed most. She truly is a wonderful lady and her memory will live on in our family for a very long time."
-Linda Lee (nee Titus) (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada ) -December 9, 2006

Dorothy and Bark Lake are Synonymous

"Dorothy and Bark Lake are synonymous...you can not remember one without the other. Dorothy was such a vital part of camping in Ontario and she touched the lives of thousands who shared the love of camping. Her passing brings an end to the many years she dedicated to the cause of camping. I appreciated her dedication to camping, her love of the outdoors, her enjoyment of seeing others engaged in the outdoors, and her friendship. She will be remembered. "Oh, Bark Lake how graceful..."
- Frances Flint (North York, Ontario, Canada) on December 11, 2006

Dorothy Walter: An icon for outdoor leadership development in Ontario

-a tribute from Grant Linney

Dorothy Walter was an icon for outdoor leadership development in Ontario. I first met her when I was interviewed to work as a Resource Counsellor in 1979 at what was then known as the Ontario Camp Leadership CentreBark Lake. I remember the Leadership Course program director delivering most if not all of the questions, but I was also very aware of Dorothy’s presence; there was no doubt in my mind that she was carefully observing my performance. During my six years as a Resource Counsellor, I became increasingly aware of Dorothy’s astute and supportive presence. Here was the government employee whom the province entrusted to oversee Bark Lake for more than two decades. It was clear that all the Leadership and Skills camp directors and program directors for Bark’s various programs reported to Dorothy, but she never presented herself as “the boss.” She was there to ensure that Bark’s larger purpose was always present. She was there to assist with the hiring. She was there for any significant changes, often encouraging and nurturing new ideas from her wonderful crosssection of multi-talented and dedicated adult outdoor leaders. We were thus empowered to create these amazing skills and leadership development courses that enabled Ontario youth to develop new confidence and skills in outdoor leadership, not to mention providing so many of them with touchstone experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.

To this day, I remain in awe of the unique, formative and far reaching experiences that Bark Lake has provided for so many Ontario teens and adults, including those of us who were fortunate enough to be staff there. While she seldom took an up-front leadership role, Dorothy’s hand was very much there, and in the “facilitating” way that she hoped all staff would provide for Bark participants. We all owe so much to her deft and longstanding mentorship of this unique and powerful combination of people, program and place.

I also came to know Dorothy in my work with COEO, The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. Her position with the Ontario government included liaison and support for a number of outdoor organizations, including ours. Once again, she was largely in the background, but her presence was constantly felt. She was there to offer advice and support when COEO first formed in the early 1970’s. Her steady and encouraging presence has been a constant since that time, even after her retirement from the public service in 1988. She would never miss an annual conference, and she always took great pride in personally presenting the Dorothy Walter Leadership Award to some deserving COEO member. It is particularly fitting that she presented the 2006 version of this award in late September to Barb Weeden-Carmichael, an outdoor recreation leader at Seneca College King Campus, and a former Bark Lake staff member.

Dorothy’s belief in people and organizations was also evident in her longstanding work with several other endeavours including the Ontario Camping Association, the Society of Camp Directors, Outward Bound, and the International Camping Congress. In her local community, she helped out with the annual Victoria University book sale fundraiser and also helped to set up the Toronto Island (where she grew up) history committee. Her love of music was expressed as a member of the Leslie Bell Singers and as a key volunteer with the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. She enjoyed her annual trips to the Stratford Festival. She greatly valued and nurtured a number of close friendships. She remained active till a bout of pneumonia took her life on December 6, 2006, four days short of her 84th birthday.

Dorothy, you were so good at playing a key but at the same time low profile role that I don’t feel I ever fully expressed my gratitude for your impact upon my own life as well as upon countless others. You walked your talk. You pointed us to a new and powerful form of leadership. You showed us what a high calling it is to become a facilitator of others’ growth.

"A leader is best when people barely know that she exists; When her work is done, her aim fulfilled, they will say, We did it ourselves."

- Grant Linney (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) December 13, 2006
(Grant Linney was a Resource Counsellor at Bark Lake for six years and subsequently the Leadership Course program director for seven years. He served on the COEO Board in the 1980’s and again since 2002.)

Farewell Salute to Dorothy Anne Walter

-a tribute from Jocelyn Palm

“A leader is best when people barely know that he exists; When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, We did it ourselves.”
- Lao Tzu


Dorothy Walter was a quiet and astute leader. These words reveal the secret of her success and the fond memories she instilled.

Dorothy’s principle goal was to assist youth to develop their leadership skills in an outdoor setting. Fifty years later, she leaves a throng of grateful friends, graduates of these programs, who acknowledge the life long influence of the Dorothy Walter style.

The Ontario Government founded two leadership centres for Ontario youth. The Ministry of Education established the Ontario Athletic Leadership Centre on Lake Couchiching in the late ‘40s, designed to develop leaders for school athletic programs.

In 1956, Dorothy was hired by Gordon Wright of the Physical Education and Camping Branch of the Ontario Department of Education. She applied her organizational expertise to the details of the Centre.

In 1972, Dorothy began her career at the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre (Bark Lake). This Centre was established to train potential leaders in outdoor recreation, leisure, environments and tourism. Dorothy became the Camping and Outdoor Education Consultant for the Ministry of Sports and Recreation and began her long career as Executive Secretary and then Head of Camping and Outdoor Education Services which included the supervision of Bark Lake. It takes a person with high standards and a keen sense of reality to foster youth leadership, easily heading in a million different directions. Dorothy hired staff and set guidelines for each aspect of the operation.

There are hundreds of men and women who worked under Dorothy who attest to the respect and even affection she has merited from her associates. Throughout her years of service, she made it a point to stay tuned to the times and to respond wisely while maintaining the core values of Bark Lake. She was a skilled facilitator and was the glue that incredibly melded a team of outdoor leaders.

As the Ontario Government consultant for camping and recreation, Dorothy became involved with several provincial associations. The Ontario Camping Association and the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario consumed much of her work and volunteer energy.

From 1968 to 1988, as a consultant to the Ontario Camping Association, (OCA), Dorothy fostered innovative projects through which camping leaders developed as professionals and the young people became skilled as program creators and the champions for the generation which followed. All the while, Dorothy served in committees and groups which developed workshops, seminars, conferences, strategic plans, visits to other programs and International Congresses.

The OCA instituted the Dorothy Walter Award of Excellence in 1987, honouring her as the first recipient and since presented annually for outstanding service to the advancement of camping. She continued to contribute to the OCA and camping as a Standards Visitor, conference speaker and an advisor on camping for seniors long after her official retirement. Dorothy also continued her contributions to The Society of Camp Directors.

The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario, (COEO) is profoundly grateful to Dorothy Walter for her advice in the early development of the organization. Always generous with her time, patience and suggestions, Dorothy was present at COEO workshops and conferences from 1970 and even after she retired in 1988. She was acknowledged in 1987 with the commencement of an award in her name for significant contributions to youth leadership in outdoor education in Ontario.

A talented musician, Dorothy in 1940, joined the Leslie Bell Singers and traveled throughout North America ultimately as Personnel Manager of the singers. This interest surfaced again when in retirement The Mendelssohn Choir welcomed her to launch a Friends Group to assist the Youth Choir.

In each involvement, Dorothy was the cheerful, steady supporter who never sought the limelight, yet was loyal and determined in the cause.
- Jocelyn Palm (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) December 20, 2006

Source:Ontario Camping Association
http://www.ontariocamps.ca/

(Jocelyn Palm is a past President of both the Canadian and Ontario Camping Associations. She has been the owner and director of Glen Bernard Camp since 1977. From 1959 to 1965 she held a number of senior staff positions at Glen Bernard Camp including waterfront and senior section director and leader of the counsellor-in-training program. Jocelyn was the National Director of the Royal Life Saving Society Canada for 15 years. She was also a staff member at the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre, Bark Lake. Jocelyn has a life-long interest in programs that foster the development of leadership skills.)

Dorothy Walter Believed in Me

-a tribute from Barb Weeden-Carmichael

I was a Skills Camp LIT at Bark Lake in the summer of 1981.
My high school went to Bark in the spring of 82 and I went back to assist in spring 1983.
I returned to Bark with Ginny Moore's school in the fall of 1981, 1982 and 1983 and 1984.
I was a Waterfront Program Assistant at Bark Lake in 1985 from May to September.
I was a Skill and Leadership Resource Counsellor from 1987 - 1989.
I returned to Bark with students from Seneca College in the early 90's.

I was the last person to recieve the COEO Dorothy Walter Leadership Award from Dorothy.


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Barb Weeden-Carmichael receives the COEO Dorothy Walter Leadership Award from Dorothy in 2006.

"I feel honored to have had a professional relationship with Dorothy. She saw me mature and grow as an Outdoor Professional over the last 22 years. I have been so fortunate to cross paths with her annually at the OCA and COEO conferences as well as the Society of Camp Directors dinners. Dorothy knew me well and would always recognize my accomplishments and give me a pat on the back for my achievements in camping and outdoor education. She was proud of the fact I have been directing my own summer camp for 15 years and for providing outdoor ed opportunities for youth.
I was the youngest person to be hired by Dorothy as a Resource Counsellor at Bark Lake. I thank her for believing in me. What an incredible woman! I will miss Dorothy's support, inspiration and words of wisdom!"

Barb Weeden-Carmichael, Manager
Recreation Services Department
Seneca College,
King City, Ontario



Dorothy Walter was a Wonderful Mentor

-a tribute from Casey Saunders

"I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and pick Dorothy's brain and talk about the historical and present day Bark Lake a couple of years ago at a conference. Her passion and enthusiasm about Bark Lake and youth was inspiring.
Dorothy was a wonderful mentor, strong leader, and amazing person. She will be missed by many!"

-Casey Saunders, Program Director,
Bark Lake Leadership Centre 2007
http://www.barklake.com




Dorothy Walter Had a Passion for Bark Lake

-a tribute from Walter Dong

"I was in the leadership camp in 1978 representing my high school. In 1983, I graduated from University and had a work experience analysing the Wintario Grants for Wheelchair accessibiility. My work area was next to Dorothy's office. I remembered her from the OCLC course in 1978. I told her of my fond memories of Bark Lake. She mentioned that a reunion was being organized for 1983.....so I took advantage of the situation and contacted all the campers from the 1978 leadership course.

Over twenty attended from that year alone. It was interesting to see how people changed. Some had children, some completed University, some went to work. We, however, shared one common link. Our love of Bark Lake. We could sense Dorothy's passion for Bark Lake. It extended well beyond the short duration of the course. It truely was a life lesson for me. After Bark Lake, I moved to the Canadian Rockies and have stayed for over twenty three years.

Dorothy's mother passed away the summer I worked next to her. I bought her a sympathy card on behalf of the summer staff. She said it was wonderful that young people would do such a thing. Dorothy, you have reached many young people through your many years with Bark Lake. Your passion for Bark Lake and the love of the outdoors is now shared by many.

During a campfire in 1978, one of our leaders said, "look in the sky, it's the northern lights, you may never see them again". In this part of the world, I see the northern lights most nights here in the fall. I also close my eyes and remember fond memories of Bark Lake".

Dorothy, we will truly miss you.

Walter Dong
Alberta, Canada
OCLC 1978 - Camper




Dorothy Walter Listened To Us

-a tribute from Paul Strome

“A leader is a person with a compass in their head and a magnet in their heart.” - Anonymous

"Dorothy Walter was definitely a leader. She knew where she wanted to go and she had a magnetic personality. People liked what she said, liked what she did, liked her honesty, and liked how she treated others.
What is it we remember about a person over time? We remember the way they treated us, the way they talked, the way they communicated with us, their mannerisms, and their facial expressions, and what they were able to accomplish, just to mention a few. Dorothy treated others with respect. She listened to you when you were talking with her – she focused her attention on you and she responded in a way that you knew she had been truly paying attention. Dorothy’s smile was her trademark. That’s how I will remember her most. Her smile could melt almost anything and it reflected the person inside. She was sincerely happy working with people, she was thrilled to see so many others involved in outdoor education learning, growing, and enjoying each other. I will always celebrate Dorothy Walter’s life when I think of her. She was a role model for anyone who wanted to really live life.

-Paul Strome (Milton, Ontario, Canada) January 14, 2007
Long time COEO member



Dorothy Walter Took a Chance On Me

-a tribute from Colin Vickers

"Dorothy Walter was the former Director of Camping and Recreation for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation. I first met “DW” when I accepted the challenge to become a resource counsellor at the Ontario Camp Leadership Centre (Bark Lake) in the early eighties. That summer Joan and I headed off, with Ryan in tow, to Bark where I joined a very talented team of outdoor leadership staff as we facilitated the growth and development of approximately 300 teenage camp and recreation counsellors. My director was Swain Van Camp who, during the school year, was a principal in Kitchener-Waterloo. His boss was Dorothy Walter. She was the person who worked year round to organize and guide Bark as various part-time contract staff came and went.

A year later, Dorothy Walter took a chance on me. I was selected to assume the role of director of Bark Lake’s leadership programs. It was a privilege to work in this role and for Ms. Walter. While I had been a camp director for several years at the Merrywood Camp (Easter Seals,) it was a bit of a leap to be entrusted with the leaders in training, staff and magnificent facilities of Bark. Dorothy was very classy if not a bit “old school proper.” She taught me a lot about standards and expectations as they were so important with a transient “clientele” and staff. As well, safety was paramount in a program that offered numerous “high risk” outdoor activities … yes yours truly on a high ropes course is a bit of a “vision.” I can remember suggesting to DW that I intended to obtain my Bronze Cross in the off season. It made sense given the number of water activities and, once again, safety. While she did not dissuade me, she suggested that it was not imperative … “Colin you have a camp full of staff and LITs who have their certification. Your job is to oversee the operation and make sure people have training and practice their various roles.” As educational administrator I have kept that advice in mind. I can’t possibly know everything and obtain all the certificates. However, I can seek out staff that collectively can provide the array of skills and knowledge that is required. Together we can share in an attitude that supports student learning.

It was a privilege to work for Dorothy."

-Colin Vickers, Director of Education, Near North District School Board
(North Bay, Ontario, Canada) January 14, 2007



Dorothy Walter at Roy Thomson Hall

-a tribute from Susan (Heath) Butler

"I last saw Dorothy when she was volunteering at the Niki Goldschmidt memorial at Roy Thomson Hall. As usual she was in the midst of the action. It's a long time since the Bark Lake days when we first met as everyone struggled with the co-ed concept! Dorothy made valued contributions wherever she went...."

-Susan (Heath) Butler
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada) January 4, 2007