Born and raised in Williams Lake, my name is Dana Jessica Rook.
I’m the daughter of Andrew Rook and Sharon Haynes and the third youngest sibling to Julie and Brittany Rook.
Currently I am an 18-year-old Grade 12 student at Lake City Secondary School.
I have been a part of the Lake City Secondary girls rugby team for four years, and now I play rugby, and represent LCSS as a senior athlete.
I am equally a part of our local sea cadet corps. I’ve been with the cadet program in Williams Lake for almost six years now.
Being the coxswain of the corps, I am thankful to have had the privilege to compete in sailing, biathlon, marksmanship, drill competitions, and seamanship competitions.
With cadets, I also volunteer numerous amounts of hours for the Royal Canadian Legion every year, including the famous Poppy Drive where the cadets raise money for the veterans of Canada.
In the years 2013-2014 I not only represented Williams Lake and the Rotary District 5040, but I also took on the role of a Canadian ambassador when I travelled and studied abroad in the Czech Republic as an international exchange student.
On my year-long journey I learned a new language, experienced an extremely different culture, and met amazing new people from around the globe.
That Rotary experience has taught me that I can do anything if I set my mind to it.