For 47 years, Rosemary Miller has been a dedicated volunteer with tennis programs at the Chinguacousy, Bramalea and Brampton Tennis Clubs. Coming to Chinguacousy Township (Bramalea) in 1966, she was a founding member of the Chinguacousy Tennis Club.
Following the creation of the City of Brampton, the Chinguacousy Tennis Club became the Bramalea Tennis Club. With the Chinguacousy-Bramalea clubs, Rosemary served as juniors’ co-ordinator, secretary, vice-president, president and team captain of the ladies and mixed doubles teams. In 2009, Rosemary joined the Brampton Tennis Club and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2010. She developed an interest in seniors’ tennis and District 19 55+ Games Tournaments.
When Brampton hosted the Ontario 55+ Games in 2012, Rosemary directed six sports which included bocce, cycling, darts, floor shuffleboard, tennis and walking. More than 1,400 competitors attended the Games, with the Brampton and Bramalea Clubs serving as venues for 55+, 65+ and 75+ tennis participants.
In 2014, Brampton won a bid to host the 2016 Canada 55+ Games, and Rosemary chaired the Games Organizing Committee. The 2016 Games attracted 1,700 registered participants, including 92 from Brampton, 36 from Mississauga and 10 from Caledon.
For many years, Rosemary has made outstanding contributions to the development of sport in Brampton with her strong passion for tennis, fitness and good sportsmanship. She has supported 55+ Games at local, provincial and national levels.
For 46 years (1971-2017) Rosemary played on Inter-County Tennis Association teams for either the Bramalea or Brampton clubs. She also volunteered for Tennis Canada at the Rogers Cup National Tennis Tournament at York University in 2001.
In 2008, she volunteered for Tennis Canada’s Tennis Development Group at the Rogers Cup Nationals. The Parks and Recreation Ontario Pro Awards program honored Rosemary in 2016 for her contribution to promoting the benefits of parks and recreation in Ontario.