Michelle Wagner is a loyal volunteer, among many other things.
Wagner started working at TransCanada Pipelines in 2008 and today she is the public awareness program manager. Be it at work or in her community, giving back is a huge part of her life. “It only takes one person to make a difference for someone else, whether through a formal volunteer role or a simple act of kindness,” she says.
Wagner believes that volunteering is a powerful tool to provide new opportunities for people to improve themselves and their lives. A stepmother to three youngsters, she hopes her good works set a positive example for her family and friends.
“She is a strong influence in the lives of most everyone she meets,” says David Belle.
Among other volunteer responsibilities, she sits on two boards of directors: Creative Airdrie Society and the Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society. She works hard to give others the opportunity to cultivate their creativity, learn new things and receive guidance when needed.
“Knowledge, education and exposure to new things are a key to success and equip us to be happier and healthier in our day-to-day lives,” Wagner says.
And for her, volunteering changes her life over and over again. “Volunteering keeps me humble,” she says, “and allows me to experience life through so many different sets of eyes”