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Ruth Stewart-Verger
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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.

Recent Performances:

In Ottawa:
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.


In Edmonton:
One story, two voices, one mandolin: Ruth Stewart-Verger (with Dean Verger) will be performing the story of Marie-Anne Lagimodière and leading workshops. In between the performances Ruth and Dean will be attending as many of the Festival's other wonderful shows as they can fit in.

Media:
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 Lagimodière.

Thursday, May 21, 4:40 pm
Radio Active with Portia Clark, CBC Radio 1

Friday, May 22, 8:23 am
Morning Live with Stacey Brotzel and Rob Williams, CTV

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):
March 22. A shorter fifty minute version was presented at the Toronto Storytelling Festival

In Ottawa (2015):

April 15, Girl Guide Leaders
           6:30 pm
           Kanata

April 17, West End Well
           7:30 pm
           969 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

April 19, House Concert
           2 pm
           Wakefield

April 25, Kanata United Church
            1:30 pm
            33 Leacock Dr., Kanata
               
May 12, The Tea Party 
            7:00 pm
            119 York St, Ottawa

May 16, House Concert
             7:00 pm
             Ottawa

   (School performances not listed)



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