Choosing joy

Twenty years ago, Dominique’s first-born daughter died during birth and today, both her husband and her father are suffering with terminal cancer diagnoses. Life challenges, tragedies and traumas can easily hamper our opportunities of happiness and success. Yet, Dominique’s family unit is strong, and she has successfully managed, operated and programmed a large post-secondary aquatic facility.

Dominique holds many senior leadership certifications for swimming, lifeguarding and first aid.  She is a Master Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Ambassador with the Canadian Red Cross and the President of the Alberta Association of Aquatic Professionals.

She advocates for water safety education and the aquatics industry while delivering keynotes, breakout sessions and webinars across Canada and the US. She cultivates teams and committees that develop and carry out innovative and sought-after programs, staff training and special events.

Dominique inspires audiences with her lessons on living with tragedy, growing with grief and choosing joy to achieve personal and professional success.

Dominique is living her best legacy as a wife, mother, and successful career professional. As the Manager of Corporate Brand and Services with Your Better Life, she is excited to share her passion and innovation with you.

Living your best legacy is about balancing the 7 Life Zones and recognizing joy even in the smallest moments… are you up for it?

Dominique’s awards & recognition

2018 – Distinguished Service Award – dedicated voluntary services to the Canadian Red Cross and whose outstanding leadership and participation have greatly assisted the society in fulfilling its mission – Canadian Red Cross

2018 – Risk Shining Star (appreciation of outstanding contribution to providing, promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment- The University of Calgary

2016 – Service Award – The Canadian Red Cross

2014 – Certificate or Merit (recognition of outstanding volunteer service to the Canadian Red Cross) – Canadian Red Cross

2014 – Hero of the Flood – appreciation and recognition of outstanding service to Albertans – The Province of Alberta

2013 – Most Outstanding Volunteer – Canadian Red Cross

2012 – Certificate of Appreciation – Canadian Red Cross

2004 – Commonwealth Service Medal Award – Investiture of Lifesaving Honours

2002 – Commonwealth Certificate of Thanks Award – Investiture of Lifesaving Honours

Volunteer work

Alberta Association of Aquatic Professionals – Board Member / Vice President / President

Multiple Myeloma March – Airdrie Spokesperson

Canadian Red Cross, Alberta Water Safety Conference – Chair & Emcee

Survival 2020, International First Aid, Injury Prevention and Water Safety Conference – Chair & Emcee

NIRSA – Alberta Provincial Director

Canadian Red Cross – Water Safety Ambassador

Canadian Red Cross – Master Water Safety Instructor

RenewFest – Organizing Committee

L’ École des petits pieds – Board Member / President

JP Classic Golf Tournament – Organizing Committee

DinoCup Volleyball Tournament – Organizing Committee

U Make A Difference – Employee Recognition Program Development Committee

“Choose joy.
Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better.
Life will always be complicated.
Learn to be happy right now.
Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.”


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