Stories & Poems

Jonathan Caissie – 2016 PGI Fredericton

Jonathan Caissie est agé de 24 ans, il a un fils de 3 ans qu’il élève avec sa compagne Martine. Jonathan possède une 7ième année est propriétaire d’un entreprise de renovation. Il est né à Lamecque Nouveau-Brunswick et a vécu à Montréal pe

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Rose Mary Paul – 2016 PGI Fredericton

There are times, as a teacher that you come across a learner who inspires and challenges you to want to be a better teacher. Rose Paul is such a learner. Unknowingly, she teaches others through her quiet patience, strength of character, kindness, and dedi

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Diane McKellar – 2016 PGI Learner Achievement Award

Diane McKellar is the recipient of the 2016 PGI Learner Achievement Award. Diane lives in Knowlton with her son Jamie.  She is part of a large McKellar family most of whom live in or around Knowlton.  She is very involved in her church and is always wil

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Worn new, again and again – Calgary Poem

Worn new, again and again She confronts an object, strange upon the page, and cracks it sound by sound. Slow sibilant, popped plosive, rhotic smile, bowing diphthong, all concluded with a light dental stop: s-p-r-ou-t. A word is a machine fuelled by sound

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Laura Beaton – Gzowski Award Winner 2016

Laura graduated from the Queen Charlotte High School in 1999. Since then, she took on various jobs – at the Co Op and City Centre grocery stores, worked as a Haida Watchman, and worked for the Skidegate Band Council. Laura now currently works for Gw

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PGI Canada Learner Award Winner 2016: CanLearn Society

PGI Canada Learner Award Winner 2016: CanLearn Society Nguissaly Sylla (Sally) is a learner who demonstrates how improving foundational skills can change your life. Sally came from Senegal in 2009. When Sally arrived she did not speak any English, making

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Joy Newhook

Joy Newhook Adult Learner Award Winner: Newfoundland and Labrador 2016 What are your goals (examples: help children with reading and writing, go to college, get a job, etc.)? My main goal in life is to make my life better and to help my daughters get a be

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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 gaine

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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 i