Ottawa area journalist, business person, and philanthropist Kimothy Walker has published a column that shares some of the story of how the early life experiences of co-leaders Julie Kingstone and Keenan Wellar provided a foundation for starting LiveWorkPlay back in 1995. Click the image below or click here to read the article on the Ottawa Sun website.
“Julie had a wonderful mentor, so she had an appreciation for the issues much sooner than I did,” says Keenan. “She’s always been a little bit ahead of me on just about everything, but that’s what makes this an effective team. In my communications role I can help give shape to ideas that come from Julie, our amazing staff team, our dedicated board and volunteers, our incredible members and their families, or our abundant and creative community partners.”
You can see the authentic spirit of this team effort reflected in the Amazing People feature on CTV from back in 2015, which is how Kimothy first learned about LiveWorkPlay (one of many impressive events and causes she has been involved in leading and supporting).