Board Bios

Linda Blair

Linda Blair, Director
Winnipeg, Manitoba

I grew up in a family of 6 siblings on a farm west of Portage la Prairie. My early education encompassed a one-room school with eight grades. Due to the large enrollment, I was moved to city schools for Grades 7 through 12.

For several years, I studied the piano and pipe organ. Serving as church organist as well as playing for weddings and funerals both used and developed my skills. Later, I would learn to play the trumpet in a local adult band.

Graduating from Brandon University and later the University of Manitoba, I have taught from Nursery School to Grade 9. Most of my career has centered on K-6 Music. After 31 years, I retired.

During my career, I have been involved in the Professional Development and the Collective Bargaining committees. My community involvement included several organizations such as 4-H, AWANA, St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, Portage and District Music and Arts Festival. Recently I volunteered for the Winnipeg Summer Games 2017, serving in the Transportation section. Meeting and working alongside many interesting people has been a welcome bonus to my volunteering.

With my late husband, I have three children, two in-laws and five grandchildren. I enjoyed travelling with my husband and now enjoy travel adventures with my children and grandchildren.

Presently, I enjoy planning travel adventures and working out at the gym both with and without a trainer as well as serving on the RTAM Political Advocacy committee.

WHO WE ARE

Retirement is a time of transitions. Throughout your career you belonged to the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), but upon retirement you are no longer a member. The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) exists to serve retired teachers. We invite you to join the growing number of RTAM members and enjoy the benefits of belonging.

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