A documentary filmmaker from the Fort Macleod area will join the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association Honour Society.
Denise Calderwood is one of six distinguished alumni being inducted this year, representing educators, researchers, artists, lawyers and community advocates.
Introduced in celebration of the University’s 35th anniversary in 2002, the Alumni Honour Society recognizes the achievement of successful alumni within the global community.
The alumni inducted into this prestigious group have served as role models to our students and the broader University community through success in their vocation, outstanding community service or superior accomplishment in their avocation.
The citation for Denise Calderwood, who graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1993 with a Masters in Education, reads:
“Denise Calderwood is an active documentary filmmaker and passionate supporter of the arts. Since founding her own film production company, Chinook Fire Productions, she has helped write, direct, film and produce 10 documentaries covering various topics of relevance to southern Alberta.”
“In addition to her professional accomplishments, Calderwood has diligently served her community by volunteering her time with the Fort Museum, the Empress Theatre and the Fort Macleod International Festival, which brings classical musicians to venues across the area.”
Other alumni being inducted this year include Craig Findlay, Robbin Gibb, Wendy Cecilia Fox, Sheila McHugh and Michael Dimnik.