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About: Bettles, Shannon


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I chose to hold this seagull in my profile picture because when I was growing up a love of animals fueled my dream of becoming a veterinarian. However, allergies prevailed, and so I followed the path my second love led me towards - art! I graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA in art history in 2001 (though I like to tell people that I majored in ice hockey). I played on the women's ice hockey varsity team with the Gryphons for four years. My interests in art soon led me to volunteer at my local museum. I loved it. In 2003 I pursued my postgraduate diploma in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St. Andrews, where I learned so much about what happens behind the scenes to preserve and present history in museums. In my work as Archivist here at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, every day and every research question is unique. Helping visitors access historic materials, working closely with wonderful volunteers, and handling pieces of Chilliwack's history inspires me. Currently, I'm working on my MLIS from the University of Alberta and I enjoy making websites, playing sports, and traveling with my family.

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