Get to Know Our Founders

Meet the Founders!

Four friends that do street outreach activities on their own decided to collaborate to make a larger impact on collecting and distributing donations to the unhoused community of Edmonton.

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Claire Pearen

Co-Founder

Claire is an activist, and a helper that is loved by all that meet her. She is a vibrant force of nature that puts others before herself and makes sure that our unhoused community is well cared for.  Energetic, compassionate and strong, she is a recognized face on the streets of Edmonton.

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Jenn Vidrih

Co-Founder

That vibrant smile and kind eyes belong to a lady that works her butt off!  Mother of twins, makeup artist, chefinthenude (foodie/best cook ever!) AND she manages to fit in Water Warriors as well.  Jenn has a huge heart and a passion for all that she does.  We are incredibly grateful to have her on our team.

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Barb Sharpe

Co-Founder

With a keen belief in the power of charity and volunteer work, Barb Sharpe is committed to changing the world. Barb founded "GiveBack Edmonton"; by community, for community.  Barb is largely responsible for helping us get the donations of clothing etc. and organizing everything to get them out on the street. There really couldn’t be a more dedicated volunteer, and we’re so happy to have Barb as part of the Water Warriors YEG team.

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Rebecca Reid

Co-Founder

With her smile and her great big heart, Rebecca hits the street with the rest of her #wagonfam to bring some comfort to those living rough on the streets of Edmonton. Rebecca is also a force of nature with YEGfoodie where her passion is to help local food-based businesses get the word out. One bottle of water may not change the world, but it may make all the difference to that one person's day.