Congratulations to Ann Birch, whose 2010 historical novel, Settlement has been selected for Orillia's Big Read 2014. The community reading program, hosted by the Orillia Public Library, encourages Orillians to read and reflect on a singel title each year. As part of this year's 'Big Read',...
Norma De Haarte
Norma De Haarte was born in Georgetown, Guyana, July 28, 1933. She graduated from Guyana's Teachers' College in 1966 and attended Brandon University in Manitoba, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor's degree in teaching. She returned to Guyana and worked with the Ministry of Education as a guidance officer. In 1982, she returned to Canada. She is a teacher with the Etobicoke Board and is the mother of five, grandmother of eight.