An avid reader from birth I have published three non-fiction books - please see my website www.tonigraeme.com With a pretty vivid imagination I find the printed word wonderful as it can lead me into the past where I meet people and see places of long ago, to learn about them and the culture of that time. My first job was my dream job, in the editorial department of a daily newspaper in Vancouver, BC. I was 17, studied journalism in high school and had a huge determination to work on a daily newspaper. Two years later I married to start my journey with seven daughters. I became a community activist in the 60's; was a radio ad writer; created and supervised a department of community development workers in the 70's. Moved to northern Canada for nine years travelling through the central and high Arctic, lived in Yellowknife, helped build a house in the 'bush'; came back to western Canada's balmy Victoria, BC Managed an NGO to encourage implementation of Work Options and then trained and worked in home care. Initiated an English Conversation group during my two years in Duncan, BC for Chinese Moms who brought their children for schooling in Canada. I also volunteered weekly in a Thrift Store whose profits go to help many local organizations. Back in Victoria I volunteer to look after a garden at my local community centre and participate in a writer/artists group. Have published a biography of my great grandfather, Thomas Mower Martin, a noted painter in his day in,Toronto.
Where to find Toni Graeme online
Women Who Lived and Loved North of 60
by Toni Graeme
Adventuresome women travel to Canada's northland for their own adventure or with a beau or husband being transferred or wanting to start a business. They face some dangers and loneliness but also a strong sense of belonging in a community they are all building together.
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