Welcoming New Faces at the Whyte: Mollie Riley
Updated: Nov 10, 2022
By Donna Livingstone
In her short time since joining the Whyte Museum, Mollie Riley's impact has been wide and infectious. Mollie joined the Whyte in July, taking over as the Programs and Events Coordinator from Nathalie Delbecq who has since moved to Halifax, beginning a new chapter with the Halifax Public Library.
“My experience at the Whyte Museum has been wonderful," says Mollie. "It has offered me diverse opportunities for new learnings, relationships, and community. I am looking forward to the expansive future of rich programming and events coming to the Whyte Museum.”
Mollie immediately waded into a flood of programming, special events, exhibitions and openings with enthusiasm and clear-eyed practicality. She brings a fearless resolve to make every program and event the best it can be, and the results are already showing. It’s in her attention to details: iced red sugar cookies in the shape of canoes for guests to our Donor Event. Planning each step with everyone understanding their assignments. Clean up and set up handled smoothly.
Mollie has a BA with Honours in History from the University of Lethbridge where she also served as a student teacher. She is familiar with the Whyte from time as Library and Archives Assistant in the Archives in 2019. As Marketing and Operations Manager at the Parksville Museum and Archives in 2021, she quickly established long-lasting community partnerships and effectively planned numerous popular public programs.
We’re delighted to have her with us - welcome, Mollie!
Image 1 - Personal Collection of Mollie Riley.