Three members of our Digital Literacy/ Storytelling group were among the participants in the two-part Zoom writing workshop “Breathing into Creativity” hosted by the Atwater Library on the consecutive Thursdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Organized and facilitated by Elise Moser in conjunction with AWE (the Atwater Writers Exhibition project), and offered free through the generous support of the Canadian Cultural Action Fund of Canadian Heritage, the two workshops were led by poet, artist, and educator har leen, coordinator of the South Asian Youth (SAY) collective of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC).
Ivan Livingstone- A true renaissance man, Livingstone acheived scholarships to eventually graduate from McGill University and play football for both the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes. He went on to teach Chemistry, History, and become a school board commissioner, all from the humble beginnings of a low-income Verdun neighbourhood. (more…)
Andrea Klein – Chemist turned Interior Designer, Westmount resident, born Cartierville, of French mother and Belgian father. Grew up in a multi-lingual household, although her mother was a unilingual francophone. Second husband grew up in Westmount on Murray Hill. Retrained as as an accountant at 50.
Marty Fisher – After having worked as a nurse, Fisher was aware of certain systemic flaws and limitations, and was drawn to alternative medicine. After a few years of studying in Tokyo, she continued her nursing work to finance her own private practice consisting of nutrition, Shiatsu, stress management and individualized programs. (more…)