Meredith Armstrong (BA) is the tourism co-ordinator for the City of Greater Sudbury. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Sir Sandford Fleming College, this busy mom has extensive experience in eco adventure tourism. Colleagues call her positive, cheerful and dedicated. Her contributions to the Sudbury Discoveries program have helped to spread the word about the city's many attractions and events.
Q: What motivates you?
A: I love a great discussion with a group that's working on a problem and we start to see possible solutions or gets a glimpse of what could be. It's those glimpses of what this city could be that I find exciting, like we're on the verge of some great things.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
A: My Nana, my father's mother, who died when I was young. I'm told I'm very much like her.
Q: What do you enjoy about living in Northern Ontario?
A: Being in the middle of nowhere surrounded by green space only minutes from downtown. This is a city where I can take a city transit bus to great blueberry-picking destinations, and where I am able to walk to work every day with my two little guys and the stroller.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: At one point I remember saying very clearly that I wanted to be an art therapist because I wanted to spend my time drawing with kids.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: A crisp fall afternoon with the sun filtering through the trees with my two little boys and our dog running down the trail ahead of us to the perfect spot for a picnic with good cheese, bread and chocolate.