Anna with her family visiting Stockholm
Anna Comerton, Ph.D., P.Eng., Manager of the Water Planning & Studies Group in our Markham office, participates in numerous internal and external committees including the Ontario Water Works Association Treatment Committee and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association Drinking Water Quality Committee.
Outside of work, Anna cherishes the opportunity to disconnect, spend time outside, be active, and take advantage of any chance to travel and explore. Sharing these moments with her family brings her great joy and allows her to come back to work recharged and with a fresh perspective. Pre-pandemic, Anna, her husband, and two daughters spent a month with backpacks and a rail pass exploring Denmark, Sweden, and Norway with a requisite stop to the home of Lego in Billund, Denmark.
Experiencing the majestic landscapes, pedestrian and bicycle-friendly urban design, super efficient public transit systems, beautiful architecture, and undeniably happy locals was memorable and has them dreaming about their next big travel adventure. Next on the family’s bucket list is a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Anna teaches soccer skills to youth in her community
Closer to home, Anna enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter and exploring the city on bicycle once the snow melts away. Anna grew up playing soccer and that love of the game has been passed along to her children. Anna has hung up her cleats, and now volunteers as a coach for her children’s soccer teams. She is passionate about helping kids be active and develop a love of sport and a healthy lifestyle.
Her family also recently started volunteering at the Sheppard’s of Good Hope (SOGH) allotment garden. The garden contributes 7,000 pounds of fresh produce each year to the SOGH homeless shelter’s soup kitchen which runs entirely on donations. Anna’s volunteer efforts contribute to providing over 650 meals a day to those in precarious living situations.