Claire Bullaro, BSc (Biology), MS (Zoology)President
As an animal lover all my life I have always been attracted by the zoo experience despite the less than stellar conditions in many of them. When the opportunity arose in the ‘70s to be involved with our fledgling zoo here in Saskatoon we became family members and then in subsequent years a Board member. I spoke to all sorts of groups about animals and about zoos and their importance in conservation and education until we were at last permitted to do it within the zoo itself. Hundreds of tours and hours and hours of meetings later, and I am still involved and still passionate about zoos as leaders in education and conservation.
Dawnn Wagemakers, BCommVice-President
I joined the Saskatoon Zoo Society as a member in 2010 and at the next AGM I joined the Board of Directors. In 2013 I was selected to be the secretary. I enjoy working with friendly people from diverse backgrounds. Previously, I worked in the area of marketing and sales and am enjoying utilizing these skills and keeping busy by volunteering with the SZS and also the Saskatoon Concert Band. I love the outdoors including camping, hiking and gardening. I also enjoy playing and listening to music and think there is nothing better than going out with friends to a new restaurant.
Vacant-Can you help us?Treasurer
I started with the Zoo Society in the spring of 2000. My first opportunity to volunteer was for ‘Keeping up with the Keepers’ on Mother’s day. I was hooked. I have helped with a huge number of events such as hosting Lobster fest, Family Day with the Kratts Brothers, and the 100th anniversary of the Forestry Farm Park facility. I was recently married and celebrated my baby’s first birthday. I am a professionally trained pastry chef and am currently working at the Riverbend Plantain Bakery. I love to bake and share wonderful desserts with the Board when I have the opportunity.
As a longtime supporter of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, I am keenly interested in the educational role that the zoo can provide to the community. I have served on the board of the Saskatoon Zoo Society since 2012, part of that time as Secretary to the Board. “The Zoo continues to be a wonderful asset for people of all ages to discover, experience and enjoy.”