Colette will first pay tribute to our ancestors, who built our country. She will start with a story that shows the importance of preserving memories and our roots. Through her books and the reasons that led her to write them, the author will talk about her passion for life stories. Un temps pour se souvenir, Mémoires de la villa Orléans and Ce cher plateau de Grand-Mère will convince you of the urgency of remembering our history. Colette will also honor the earth in the light of her book entitled Pour notre terre... cantate et complainte. She will conclude by paying tribute to heroes of today, based on her book entitled Le gros gros pain.
Colette St-Denis, a resident of Vanier, was born and raised in Plantagenet, in Eastern Ontario. As a former teacher who retired in September 2003, Colette has tried to realize one of her dreams: writing to keep history alive together with the language of Franco-Ontarians. In 1998, her first book entitled Le plateau de Grand-Mère was published. Colette then won the contest of amateur writers launched by the Centre Moi j’apprends (Rockland). Un temps pour se souvenir was launched in March 2005, a biographical novel that was a finalist for the 2006 Trillium Award. Since 2006, Colette has written several books such as Mémoires de la Villa Orléans in 2010. In April 2011, she published Ce cher plateau de Grand-Mère, which is the complete version of the novel Le plateau de Grand-Mère (1998), long out of print. Her latest book entitled Le gros gros pain was printed in September 2011. This activity will be offered in French only.
Come and remember with us!
When: Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m.
Where: Vanier Museopark, 300 Avenue des Pères Blancs, 2nd floor, Ottawa
Admission: Voluntary Contribution
Please confirm your presence at firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-842-9871.