SHARON AROLA was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and has lived in
B.C. since 1973. She is a widow with three grown children and is
now retired from her position as government agent for Sparwood and
Fernie. Sharon, who lives in Sparwood, is on the board of the
Sparwood Futures Society, an organization which focuses on
community improvements, such as building a community campground and
organizing programs for seniors. She is also on the board of the
Lilac Terrace, a new assisted living seniors' complex.