|Ruth Stewart-Verger was born to a
storytelling family, thus learned her art in self defense. Her first
love is for stories of people, their struggles and their triumphs! She
has told in the mountains, on the prairies, throughout Ontario's
woodlands, in schools, libraries, community halls and festivals.
In 2013 Ruth was nominated for the Capital Educators' Awards. An elementary school teacher by day, Ruth is heavily involved in her community and the development of her students.
August, 2015, Well Told Stories at the West End Well
Ruth and Niki Divito tell stories weekly to the young and their parents on Mondays starting in August.
July, 2015 Bytown Museum
Ruth joined two other tellers, presenting the stories of those who built the canal, and their families.
One story, two voices, one mandolin: Ruth Stewart-Verger (with Dean Verger
) will be performing the story of Marie-Anne
leading workshops. In between the performances Ruth and Dean will be
attending as many of the Festival's other wonderful shows as they can
May 17, 2015
Edmonton Journal Family Five
The top five suggested events for family includes the Edmonton Storytelling Festival and the story of Marie-Anne
Thursday, May 21, 4:40 pm
with Portia Clark
, CBC Radio 1
Friday, May 22, 8:23 am
with Stacey Brotzel
and Rob Williams
We are proud to note that Canada's History Magazine
, in their April-May 2015 issue
wrote about Ruth's historical storytelling. The magazine also features
an online article with links to four snippits of telling and song.
In Toronto (2015):
In Ottawa (2015):
April 15, Girl Guide Leaders
April 17, West End Well
969 Wellington Street West, Ottawa
April 19, House Concert
April 25, Kanata United Church
33 Leacock Dr., Kanata
May 12, The Tea Party
119 York St, Ottawa
May 16, House Concert
(School performances not listed)