A flair and passion for retail, colour and fun; a strong sense of family and community and a love for Waterton – that describes Linda Wauters, co-founder of My Sisters Room.
The Wauters have been an active part of the community in Southern Alberta for four generations. Like many families living in southern Alberta, Waterton has always been a special place for day trips, family picnics and the regular triumph of Bears Hump. Camp Columbus played a pivotal role in their connection to the park as the father, Eugene, oversaw the operations for many years. Linda, the youngest of four sisters, spent many summer days as a Camp Columbus camper and counsellor. Through some gentle nudging from her sister, Karen, Linda turned her childhood admiration of the park into a shop in the Waterton Village called "My Sisters Room." This shop is a true hyper-local experience, honoring the beauty, heritage and unqiue ecosystem of Waterton along with strong values of family and social responsibility. The store supports small businesses in southern Alberta with a clear social and environmental impacts - from upcycling to planting trees to supporting social programs.
Favorite Thing About Waterton:
The Park is a place of Extremes -Tranquility to Energy. From the stark contrast of the flat prairies to the rugged mountains; from the gusting winds to the peaceful days without a ripple on the lake; from the busy summer days with people abound to the quiet soleless days of the offseason from the hot dry summer days to the cold winter snow ! It never ceases to amaze me!
Conquering Bears Hump- A True Triumph Story!
A proud moment when my son Eric, who went blind at the age of 17 and the most positive guy I know made it to the top of Bears Hump. He called me on the phone to make sure I took out the binoculars so I could see him from the townsite! Bears Hump is a symbol of determination and endurance that can be celebrated by anyone who reaches the top!
The Wauter Family would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the significance of Paahtomahksikimi (pronounced Paw-toe-MOCK-sick-ih-mee), the Inner Sacred Lake within the Mountains of Waterton Lakes National Park