TEARFUL FAREWELL TO TRUSTEES VAN DONZEL AND DOMINGO
The Board of Trustees of Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools and senior administration bid farewell to Trustees Van Donzel (High River) and Domingo (Canmore).
Trustee Van Donzel served as the High River and surrounding area Trustee since 2011. She was an especially vocal proponent for languages education in our schools, as well as being a fervent supporter of work experience, the Registered Apprenticeship Program, and other opportunities for students to explore.
Trustee Domingo served as the Canmore-Bow Valley Trustee for 20 years, and was known to focus on the good of the entire division with a special focus on faith. Trustee Domingo also served as Board Chair for many years and was the inaugural Trustee of CTR’s Canmore-Bow Valley Ward. His efforts will stand the test of time as a person who was selflessly dedicated to serving both Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy in Canmore and CTR Catholic.
Superintendent Dr. Scott Morrison offered heartfelt thanks to the two departing Trustees for their commitment to Catholic education. Dr. Morrison expressed admiration for Trustee Van Donzel’s dedicated advocacy for the community of High River, her passion for second languages programming, and her promotion of the Registered Apprenticeship Program. He also noted how she is unflappably poised.
Dr. Morrison also expressed admiration for Trustee Domingo’s (Canmore) contribution to the Board. Trustee Domingo is one of the spiritual centres of the Board of Trustees and his faith has been an example for all of us. Trustee Domingo is almost always last to speak, preferring to honour what others have to say and then offer words of wisdom that almost always express the will of the Board with wisdom and elegance.
Trustees also shared kind words of support, focusing on how joyful it was to work with Trustees Van Donzel and Domingo. There were a few tears around the table as the two Trustees shared short, emotional farewell messages. To paraphrase Trustee Domingo, “There is a sense of loss…It’s like losing my family.”
At CTR, we echo that sentiment and wish them both the very best in their future endeavours. Thank you for your commitment to Catholic education and CTR Catholic.