Nancy Angus is a long-time Thunder Bay resident. She is a graduate of Lakehead University and has certificates from Ryerson University (Gerontology) and the University of Victoria (Adult and Continuing Education). As a recreationist, she specializes in the 60-plus demographic. She has worked for a variety of employers including Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, the City of Toronto, Lakehead University, Confederation College and the City of Thunder Bay. As a writer/broadcaster she has contributed to CBC Radio Morningside with Peter Gzowski, LU Radio, Bayview, Explore, Canadian Hotel and Restaurant, Best Health and Canadian Living Online. She has lectured on recreation, volunteerism and aging for LaTrobe University, the Points of Light Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, Wildrose Foundation and the American Association for Volunteer Administration. As a CESO volunteer she has worked with groups in Guyana, Trinidad, and Brazil. She was also a participant in Year Two of the federal government’s Katimavik youth volunteer program. She was presented the Community Trailblazer Award from Northern Ontario Business in 2015 because of her efforts to develop low-cost recreation programming for seniors in Thunder Bay. She is a Master Trainer for CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity) and is a Master Trainer and Brand Ambassador for Urban Poling, Canada’s leading source for Nordic Walking equipment and information. She is the founder of the “Long Live Endorphins” photo series.
Nancy is married to Mark Smyk and is a proud step-mom to Emily, Laurel and Colin Smyk. She enjoys walking, traveling and at age 55, learned to swim. She is a true believer in lifelong education and plans to study French at Lakehead University.