Along with husband, internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti, the couple helped established the world acclaimed local musical festival, The Festival of the Sound, in the summer of 1979 at their cottage in Parry Sound.
“I'm so glad I bit the bullet (pulled on my spanx) and had the pictures done. It was a beautiful experience. Women honouring women. I was nervous. Centre stage is not my thing, but I felt beautiful and I can't wait to do it again!”
Walton won the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967. He was the club’s leading scorer in 1967-68 with 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists, his first full season with the Leafs. Later, he fit well with the Boston Bruins’ prolific scorers led by Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr. He won a second Stanley Cup with the defending cup champion Bruins in 1972
“It’s a real interesting phenomenon,” he says. “When I came on the board (of directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association) in 2006, we really had to sell memberships, get out there and push to sell memberships. Now, people are lining up to buy them.”