Brenda was born in Swift Current and has spent the majority of her life here. Before joining the team at STRIDE, Brenda worked for the Swift Current Broncos organization for several years.

Brenda has two grown children and 4 grandchildren that keep her busy. Her son lives in Regina and works for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He lives in Regina with his spouse and together they have one daughter and one son. Her daughter lives here in Swift Current with her spouse and together they have two boys. Interesting fact: her son-in-law is 6’5″!

Brenda loves watching sports, both live and on TV – with football and baseball being her biggest passions. She is a huge fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and of course, the Toronto Blue Jays. She counts herself very lucky to have been able to watch each of her favourite teams live at least once.

In the summer, Brenda enjoys her flower garden and taking her dog, Ella, for walks.

Just like all STRIDE team members, Brenda participated in the infamous “STRIDE Interview” in order get to know her better. She was hesitant at first, but we LOVE the fact that she went for it anyway!

Q. If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party, living or dead, who would they be?

A. Elvis, John Candy, Princess Diana

Q. What is your most bizarre talent?

A. I am very good with a gun!!

Q. Name 3 albums or books that really resonate with you?

A. Books… The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Angelic Series by Henry Ripplinger, and Why Didn’t I Say Anything by Sheldon Kennedy

Q. Everyone has a guilty pleasure. What’s yours?

A. Buffalo Chicken Wings

Q. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

A. Travel with my kids and grandchildren to Disneyland or Barbados

Q. Tell us one thing that very few people know about you.

A. I hate getting my picture taken…

Q. What inspires you?

A. My grandma has always been my inspiration

Q. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?

A. The power to heal

Q. Describe yourself in 3 words.

A. Hard working, caring and shy

This or That Lightening Round:

  • Sky dive or bungee jump: sky dive
  • Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
  • Cats or dogs: dogs
  • Summer or winter: summer
  • Rain or snow: rain
  • Tea or coffee: coffee
  • Batman or Superman: Batman
  • TV or movies: TV
  • Mullet or mutton chops: mullet
  • Sweet or sour: sweet
  • Early bird or night owl: early bird
  • Cake or pie: pie
  • Silver or gold: gold
  • Comedy or horror: comedy

So, give Brenda a call, drop her an email, or stop in and say hi. She’s comfortably assumed her position of Mission Control Operator at the front desk and we couldn’t be happier!