Bernadette McDonald: Passion for mountains shaped career

mcdonald bernadetteCalgary Herald: “A chance evening walk in snow-covered Banff ignited a passion for the mountains in Bernadette McDonald, then an 11-year farm kid from Saskatchewan — a passion that would eventually lead her to being inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence for her work in preserving and promoting mountain culture. On October 15, after almost 20 years at the helm of the Banff Mountain Festivals and now a successful author, McDonald received the highest honour the province can give a citizen for outstanding community service.”