Member Profile

Margaret Tourond-Townson

Photo: David Townson 2010

About the Author

MargaretMargaret Tourond-Townson is a retired elementary school principal and teacher with many years experience in special education and early French Immersion. Throughout her classroom teaching career, Margaret loved doing drama with her students, and as an administrator she promoted the arts in her schools.

Margaret was brought up on a small farm in Choiceland, Saskatchewan, and attended a little country school 3 miles away, which she reached by ski in the winter and on horseback in the spring and fall! Her father was Métis, born in Batoche and her paternal grandmother farmed the land that is currently the Parks Canada's Battle of Tourond's Coulee/Fish Creek National Historic Site of Canada. Margaret tells the Métis stories in her Fun With Drama, Volume 5! Her mother came to Canada from England and Margaret's plays about the Fur Trade have a direct connection to her family in the UK.

 Music has always been an important part of Margaret’s life and her plays.

At 13, Margaret moved to Lennoxville, Quebec, where she learned to speak French because she wanted to do things with her French-speaking friends! Later on she won a scholarship to Laval University’s French Summer School.

Margaret attended Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, then went to Macdonald College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue for her teacher’s training. She took two years off teaching to complete a Bachelor of Education degree at McGill University and a few years later a Masters in Education degree at University of Ottawa.

Margaret enjoyed many years of teaching in elementary schools, and continued supply teaching even after retiring.

Margaret’s goal is to communicate with people, especially children, through writing plays that are fun, educational, and easy to integrate into the classroom curriculum. Her plays are based on experiences and ideas from her many years of teaching, along with requests and suggestions from colleagues and students.

She offers to write custom plays on request on condition that she is inspired about the topic. The teacher requesting the play provides the topic, general interests of the children, key vocabulary to be included. Margaret keeps the copyright to her play for future publication. 

To contact the author:

Margaret Tourond-Townson
1465 Kamouraska Circle, Gloucester, Ontario K1C 3J1
(613) 834-5091
e-mail: funwithdrama.letheatreenclasse@gmail.com

Phone number:
613 834 5091

Publications

Fun With Drama Volumes 1-6. Margaret Tourond-Townson Publications Reg'd, Various
Le théâtre en classe Volumes 1-5. Margaret Tourond-Townson Publications Reg'd, Divers
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable