Karen Dees has been an active community High Riverite since 2004. When she’s not chasing around her three boys, or at work, she is volunteering. You may recognize her as she may have recently been knocking at her door as she worked on the Town of High River’s Census or helping you out at a polling station. She’s a member of the High River Alliance Church family, the Principal Cellist with the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, High River Minor Baseball volunteer and active parent volunteer at Brant Christian School.
She recently challenged herself to 100 days of practice.
What’s your favourite thing about High River? “The down home country people. The fact that it has all the amenities you need but still a small town feel. It’s real an genuine and beautiful variety of people.”
What do you feel most proud of in your life? “How about keeping three children alive for 15 years? (laughing) Aside from that I am proud that I have found a way to serve others but also practice self-care.”
What skill would you like to learn or bucket list item? “I’d really like to travel to Ireland.”
If you could help change something in High River, what would it be? “I would love there to be more support for local businesses.”