It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the recent death of Dr. Gillian Lawrence. We can scarcely believe this day has arrived, for she was the heart and soul--the weft and warp--of CanTRA for many years. As a founding board member, former president, and commitee member (particularly developing the medical section of the instructor's manual), Gillian's influence has been beyond measure. She raised a family, was a family physician, rode horses, ran a therapeutic riding centre, mentored other centres, became a para-equestrian classifier and Canadian dressage team chef d'équipe, and was honoured with many awards.
On November 7, 2015 His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston and Her Excellency Sharon Johnston attended CanTRA's 35th anniversary celebration.
A wonderful time was had by all.