My name is Sarah and I am a co op student working as a Heritage Interpreter at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites this summer! I am passionate about Canadian Military History and in the fall I will be beginning my fourth year of studies at the University of Victoria where I am pursuing a BA in History with a minor in French.
Like many of the visitors I have met since I began working for Parks Canada, I have many fond memories of visiting Fort Rodd Hill as a child, and I feel very fortunate to be able come back and work at such a diverse and fascinating Parks Canada location. I am especially excited to be working here as the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of World War I get underway, and planning for the Road to 2017 events continues. As part of the visitor experience team here my day to day job varies, and while I like taking on new challenges every day, I especially enjoy the time I get to spend acting as an interpreter as visitors to help educate them about the site, respond to their inquiries, and share with them the wonderful history of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse.
When I am not at work or behind my computer typing up these blog posts you can probably find me taking in a new release at the movie theatre (probably a Superhero movie), re-watching old Star Trek episodes, hanging out with friends, exploring a new part of Victoria with my camera or spending a quiet night in with a good book (or video game).
I will be sharing a lot of my unique experiences working for Parks Canada through this blog, and hope that you enjoy reading about all of my adventures and learning experiences working at not one, but two National Historic Sites this summer!