Project Description


Over the course of her 96 years Gwen Thorssen strove to make Calgary a better place.
Demonstrating unflagging support for women’s equality and tireless engagement with charities, church and community groups, Gwen was a force for positive change in the city
She led or participated in countless equality and community-building initiatives and organizations, including serving on the YWCA Board for many years and founding the first YWCA Alumnae group in Canada.