Sophie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Wolseley with her sister and parents. She spent summer weekends at her grandparents’ ranch, helping with upkeep and learning to take care of all the animals. As avid attendees of Folk Fest, Sophie and her family have been volunteering at the festival for many years and continue to enjoy the festival and all the wonderful things it has to offer.
Over the past year, Sophie has spent time as an Educational Assistant at an immersion school in south St. Vital. In addition, she has worked with unions who represent members in health care. Having worked with both teachers and health care workers, Sophie has had the chance to see just how much Brian Pallister’s reckless cuts are hurting families, especially when it comes to the chaos in our health care system. This has helped her gain a keen understanding of the issues facing schools, hospitals and the front-line workers who provide the services Manitobans rely on.
Sophie grew up in a family that talked about politics at the dinner table, which has helped educate her on the issues and opportunities facing everyday families today. As a caring and dedicated member of her community, Sophie is always willing to raise the voices of the people around her and support those who need it most.