St. Bernard's Catholic School
Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School
Angela Rehhorn was an environmentalist who worked with several environmental organizations coast to coast. She was chosen to participate in the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi as part of the United Nations Association of Canada's, Canada Service Corps program. Angela tragically passed away in a fatal plane crash on route to Nairobi.
Participating in a high school mission trip impacts the lives of many SMCDSB students, but for Angela Rehhorn, a graduate of Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, the experience meant even more than that - it inspired her career in environmental preservation.
Angela graduated from Dalhousie University in 2017 with a double major in Marine Biology and Sustainability. After graduation she worked and volunteered with several environmental organizations from coast to coast, including Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the Canadian Sea Turtle Network in Halifax, and the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in New Brunswick.
Following her passion for the protection of our environment, Angela was invited to join the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Canadian Conservation Corps. She was honoured to be chosen to participate in the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi as part of the United Nations Association of Canada's, Canada Service Corps program. Angela was on her way to that conference when the plane crashed in March 2019, tragically claiming the lives of all 157 passengers onboard.
At the time of her passing, Angela had just finished volunteering her time to do species surveys and was developing a citizen science project on bat conservation. She was especially interested in marine environments and was keen to expand her experience in this area.
Angela will always be remembered as a bright and compassionate environmentalist who was dedicated to improving our world.