Hans Wiesner Biography


Hans Wiesner was born in Norway in 1945 and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1955. He graduated from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) with a BASc degree in Chemical Engineering in 1972 and spent most of his working career in the Canadian petrochemical industry. He has been married to Lolita for over 35 years and they have one child, a daughter, Alethea who works and plays in Calgary, Alberta.

Lolita has been a Rotarian since 2000 and is the past president of the Rotary Club of Red Deer East.

After retiring in 2006, Hans decided to walk the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances)  for the challenge and personal spiritual reasons. He considers the  866 km (538 miles) walk from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre to be one of the best things that he has done in his life.

Hans  joined Rotary in November 2007 and is in a hurry to make up for all the years that he should have been a Rotarian.