Wanda Wyatt, from her early days, loved sports. She found skating exhilarating, "especially when the ice was good on the harbour." Tennis and badminton were favourite activities, enjoyed along with bowling and croquet, popular summer sports. Wanda Wyatt loved to dance and often attended house dances and band concerts on the lawn and in the Town Square. Involvement in amateur theatre and the choir at St. Mary’s Anglican Church were outlets for Wanda’s penchant for the arts as well. Some weeks, Wanda and her friends attended up to three films at Happyland, the local movie theatre. She was a woman who loved to expand her mind, and often recorded in her journals these sojourns to the theatre, as well as her opinions of the films viewed.
Miss Wanda Wyatt lived through two world wars. The first, while she was attending McGill University, left the campus almost deserted of young men. During the Second, due to the establishment on the outskirts of Summerside of the No. 9 Service Flying Training School and its accompanying large influx of young men, Wanda and her sister Dorothy opened their home at 85 Spring Street to boarders. Of those who survived the war, many remained lifelong friends. "It was a very memorable time when so many of our men left for the front. I remember the first group that used to drop in for a singsong round the piano. They left for combat but never returned alive, so I was told." Wanda and Dorothy hosted many an evening singsong in their spacious front room during those turbulent war years.
Although she never married, saying that "she didn’t want to be a plant – she wanted to live and grow in her own way," Wanda was heavily involved in a number of activities at any given time in her life. Besides a love for sports and the arts, she was a charter member of the IODE, and an active participant in the Red Cross. She was one of the founding members of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and must have often thought about eventually having her home developed as a museum, because she had the foresight to document the provenance, or origins, of many of the lovely antiques within its walls.