Stories & Poems

Nancy Kelly – 2016 PGI Fredericton

Nancy Kelly has been attending the Sussex Adult Learning Program since May 2015. She hopes to obtain the GED diploma and to take further training so that she can work overseas as an English teacher. Nancy has three children. She has been a community volunteer in...

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SK 2016 Poem

SK 2016 Poem

Today i am not who they think I am No desk no iPhone no boss no admin This role is good one and yea its fun But it’s so much more when the day is done I don’t have to remind you of the goodness this brings Supporting literacy for adults and kids? We’re expanding...

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Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Andrea Stewart:  Frontier College PGI at The Briars The very first Peter Gzowski Invitational took place at Frontier College in Toronto 31 years ago. Since then, the events have evolved into a national series of locally produced...

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Ilze Epners

Ilze Epners

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Ilze Epners: Yamaska Literacy Council Yamaska Literacy Council’s (YLC) Ilze Epners and Wendy Seys have been involved in adult literacy initiatives for decades. Their work is focused on increasing resources available to populations...

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Wendy Seys

Wendy Seys

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Wendy Seys: Yamaska Literacy Council Yamaska Literacy Council’s (YLC) Ilze Epners and Wendy Seys have been involved in adult literacy initiatives for decades. Their work is focused on increasing resources available to populations...

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Catherine Ford

Catherine Ford

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Catherine Ford – CanLearn Society: Calgary CanLearn Society director and renowned columnist Catherine Ford has lived and worked across the country. Until her recent retirement, she was a national columnist for CanWest News...

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Chris Patterson, Mike McCormick, Trevor Strong

Chris Patterson, Mike McCormick, Trevor Strong

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Chris Patterson, Mike McCormick, Trevor Strong Frontier College PGI at The Briars and Curling Bonspiel….and more The continued momentum of Peter Gzowski Invitational events is due in part to the support of Canadian talent like the...

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Denise Donlon

Denise Donlon

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Denise Donlon Frontier College PGI at The Briars: Haida Gwaii: Pond Inlet: Yellowknife…and more Denise is a business executive, television producer, host, and member of the Order of Canada. Denise joined MuchMusic in 1985 as a...

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James Kayutak – 2016 Yukon Learner of the Year

James was born and raised in Inuvik, NWT, where he lived for most of his life. He is the youngest of nine siblings. He was born with a debilitating skin disease and was in hospital much of his young life, so was unable to attend school full time. He gained valuable...

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Bob Savoie

Bob Savoie

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient New Brunswick Literacy Coalition Bob Savoie Robert Savoie takes a special interest in improving communities through education and literacy and dedicates many hours to this cause, including serving a treasurer for the Peter Gzowski...

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Clyde Wells

Clyde Wells

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Clyde Wells, QC Long – time supporter of the Newfoundland and Labrador PGI Clyde Wells was the fifth premier of Newfoundland from 1989 to 1996, and subsequently Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador, sitting on the Supreme...

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Barney Bentall

Barney Bentall

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Barney Bentall Inuvik: Pond Inlet: Yellowknife…and more Barney Bentall has been a longtime supporter of Peter Gzowski Invitational events, particularly as a performer for events in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Bentall is...

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Valdy

Valdy

Peter Gzowski Special Award Recipient Valdy Frontier College PGI at The Briars: Yukon, Victoria…and more Valdy is quoted as saying that literacy is the path to world peace because if we can understand each other we can get along and if we can communicate we can...

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Sheree Fitch

Sheree Fitch

Peter Gzowski Special Award RecipientSheree FitchYellowknife; Cambridge Bay: Yellowknife:  Nova Scotia, New Brunswick…and moreSheree Fitch is a prized Canadian author and outspoken literacy advocate. Fitch is active in the promotion of literacy through her writing and...

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