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Zosia Ettenberg was born in Drummondville, PQ, of Polish and Swiss parents. As a result she grew up in a home where four languages were spoken. As she was always a curious child she ended up learning all four languages. Now she speaks, English, French, Polish and can make herself understood in German.

She had polio at 6 months of age which created a whole new set of challenges for her as well as opportunities. She decided to be a Physiotherapist and graduated from McGill University with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.) degree in 1966. She worked for 25 years in the field becoming Director of Rehabilitation Services and eventually Director of Education and Quality Assurance at Langley Memorial Hospital in BC. After downsizing and some medical challenges she changed careers and went into the Financial Asset Management business. Zosia loves to say that she used to “help people who were physically sick and now she helps people who are financially sick”.

Due to some medical issues at the turn of the century, she was unable to work for a few years but returned to the industry in 2006, specializing in Seniors’ Needs.

Zosia has been very involved in the community since she moved to Langley, BC, in 1985. She has sat on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations over the years, including the Valley Women’s Network, Surrey Little Theatre, Lower Fraser Valley Cerebral Palsy Association, and the Child Development Foundation of BC.
Zosia was very excited to participate in the 2009 International Festival. “When cultures share, everyone benefits” she believes. Zosia chaired the committee to organize the Marketplace for the International Festival of Langley 2009.

Zosia was a team captain for the Breast Buddies in the Langley Relay for Life (2009).

In 2010, Zosia founded the Langley Pos-Abilities Society, a non-profit volunteer supported agency that helps improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, including those living with mobility issues, hearing loss blindness, plus many other conditions requiring assistive devices.

View the Langley Pos-Abilities “Try on a Disability” promotional video
View Zosia’s Courage To Comeback Video Zosia’s Courage To Comeback Video
View Zosia’s Global TV Interview Video Global TV Interview
View Rumor the Service Dog