Award Winning Storyteller
Pauline Grondin is “multiheretorial”, a professional storyteller, heritage performer, historical interpreter and musician who has been telling stories and making music all of her life to listeners from the age of 2 to 102.
Pauline was given the honour of having her name included on the Ireland Canada Monument in Vancouver, B.C. “The monument honours Irish Canadians for their immense contribution to Canada.”…”each name has been chosen on that person’s contribution to their fellow Canadians, on their commitment to do something good to build a better community locally or globally within Canada.” Pauline’s music and stories, especially those telling of Canadian history, have been recognized as her contribution.
Pauline is also the recipient of the Halton Heritage Award, the Burlington Junction Appreciation Award and the Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Award. Her stories and music have been recorded for Route 1812, a driving route linking historical sites and cultural institutions in Southwestern Ontario, Toronto and the Niagara regions.
Pauline is a tenth generation French Canadian with an Irish citizenship. Following her dual roots, her storytelling has delighted audiences of all ages in Canada, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.
Pauline is the social historian for the Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt trail.
She has recorded four CD’s telling stories of Canadian pioneer women, “Voices of the Past”, “Voices of the Past Two”, “Voices of Toronto’s Past” and “Stories of Women in Upper Canada during the War of 1812”. Pauline has also written a number of children’s history books and stories for the young at heart and recorded one C D entitled 8 Wonderful Bedtime Stories.
Celebrate the Festive Season
Join Club Members for a Virtual Wine Tasting
Immediately following the December 8 Club Business Meeting
Club Member and Wine connoisseur Margaret Davison will lead us through a virtual wine tasting experience highlighting food and wine pairings, holiday wine selections and a virtual tasting.
Pre-meeting Preparation: Select two Ontario Wines Wine
#1 -Dinner Wine – Recommendations: Pinot Noir or Chardonnay or Rosé or... your choice
Wine #2 – Dessert Wine – Recommendations: Late Harvest or Ice Wine or... your choice
Prepare a small charcuterie board with crackers, tidbits of cheese and meat and a sweet such as a tart.
Don your Festive Outfits/Hats, Holiday Jewelry, Christmas Corsage…join in ... and enjoy!!!
Margaret, a CFUW St Catharines member, has been employed as a Wine Consultant in Niagara for the past 14 years, first at Rancourt Winery (now Ferox Winery ) in NOTL and presently with The Andrew Peller Limited at their Thirty Bench Site in Beamsville.
Her passion and love of wines gain her 5 star reviews from her clients.
She continues her learning to maintain proficiency by attending International Events like the International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, Oregon, travelling the back roads of Spain harvesting cork in the cork forests and learning about Spanish wines, hosting a Wine Cruise on the Seine with 30 fellow travelers, sipping French wines, and speaking about Ontario Wines to groups like the Rochester Chapter of the American Wine Society in Rochester.
Margaret is also an active member of the Niagara Chapter of the Ontario Wine Society.