Johnston is a staff officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association
in Edmonton. His responsibilities include supervising
the Association’s international assistance programs, providing
communications for collective bargaining, serving as editor
of the ATA Magazine and directing the ATA Summer Conference.
Mr. Johnston is a native of Lethbridge and received his education
in Lethbridge Public Schools, NAIT and the University of
Lethbridge. He was employed by The Lethbridge Herald as
a staff photographer after leaving high school and later
taught social studies at Wilson Junior High School and the
Lethbridge Collegiate Institute.
Tim Johnston’s interest in history, and particularly the
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), resulted
from a visit as a teen to the abandoned Pearce Aerodrome
when it still contained 20 Lancaster bombers. He is
currently pursuing a private project on the history of the
BCATP, which involves a review of all the daily diaries of
the Plan’s schools. The fruits of Mr. Johnston’s research,
which he generously provided to the Heritage Community Foundation,
were invaluable to the completion of the Wings Over Alberta
Mr. Johnston is married to Rebecca Robertson of Pacific
Grove, California and together they have five children and
make their home in St. Albert, Alberta.