In December, a new member was added to the WRRB family. Shalyn Norrish joins the team as the new Communications Officer. Shalyn is originally from B.C., though she has lived all over Canada, as well as in Scotland. She brings with her an undergraduate degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, and a master’s degree in Human Rights & International Politics. Her previous experience includes setting up and running LGBTQ+ youth programs, Marketing & Administration for DiSC Profile International, as well as sitting on the Board of Directors for South Okanagan Similkameen Pride as the Trans and Youth Director. Her experience in communications, youth engagement, public speaking, event management, and working in multicultural environments will be great assets to her new role as Communications Officer.
In this new role with the WRRB, she will be working on community engagement initiatives -particularly with youth, social media, and other related projects. She is also working for the Wek'èezhìı Land and Water Board (WLWB), in the same capacity, allowing for a closer working relationship between the two Boards, as well as collaboration on joint projects. 2019 will be full of great learning opportunities for Shalyn, including engagement opportunities with community schools, observing public hearings, and attending meetings that the WRRB and WLWB attend.