Doug Durksen

Doug Durksen

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Doug was born in Black Creek, BC, but grew up in Springstein, MB. Here he developed a love for neighbouring Camp Assiniboia, a place where he was destined to spend 20 straight summers as a camper and, later, as staff. Graduating from Westgate Mennonite Collegiate in 1994, Doug obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba. Not sure of his path in life at this point, he spent a year working in a barn. Thinking that working with young people in the classroom held significantly greater appeal than herding animals, Doug went back to the University of Manitoba to obtain his B.Ed. Doug taught mathematics for two years at the United Mennonite Educational Institute in Leamington, Ontario before coming home to Westgate Mennonite Collegiate in 2002. In addition to teaching, Doug has been privileged to be the advisor to senior council, help direct the junior high one-act plays, coach the cross-country team, and for a brief spell, co-ordinate the Westgate cheer squad. Doug and his wife Anita, really love their daughter Annika and son Felix, never more so than when they are sleeping. In his spare time, Doug enjoys running, spending time in the kitchen, and finding new ways to incorporate bacon into as many meals as possible. Mmmmm....bacon.