Thomas Briginshaw & Lizzy Odell

Thomas and Lizzy are relative newcomers to our community, having arrived here three years ago from Ontario. Thomas is the Executive Director and Literacy Outreach Coordinator at the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap. His work involves helping seniors learn how to use technology and teaching children to read, and was recently recognized as one of Salmon Arm’s Top 20 Under 40. Great job, Thomas!

Lizzy moved from her family farm, which produces dairy, chicken and crops. She studied music at university and offers piano lessons when not working the Fashion Department at Walmart. If Lizzy has any time to spare she will be found working her way through the Rolling Stones Magazines 500 Greatest Albums.

Thomas and Lizzy are both avid sports fans, and even stopped in Chicago on their way out west to see their favourite New England Patriots play. They also enjoy playing games of all sorts, including ladder ball, Ticket to Ride, and attending local trivia nights.

They attended the DWSS two years ago as members of the audience taking in the night of dance and fun. Dancing is an important part of their relationship, as they met at a swing dancing event in Ontario. They occasionally go to Kamloops for swing dancing, and enjoy making short dance videos on their social media. Now they are excited to contribute their time and dance moves to help the Hospice Society.