Val Grundy has been with Westwood’s Religious Education Program for three years. Val is a widow with two adult daughters. She retired from the public service three years ago. Val grew up from coast to coast in Canada.
Val helped in the church nurseries from junior high through high school and again when she settled in Edmonton. Very active in swimming, Val became a swimming instructor at 16 and taught classes, from parent and tot to instructor training, to over 25,000 people. Her students ages ranged from six months to eighty-two years old. She was an elementary school librarian in Ontario before moving on to other work in the public and private sectors.
As a mother of two, Val got involved with the Norwood Community Service Centre which serves families with preschool children. As a regular volunteer and board member, she interacted directly with the children in the Parents’ Day Out program as well as the HeadStart and kindergarten programs.
Val really enjoys her time with your children and hopes to be a positive role model with them for some time to come.