Meet some of the masterminds behind Seniors’ Stories
BRUCE MACDONALD was born in Vancouver and has enjoyed a lifelong interest in all things historical.
With a major university research grant, he produced the award-winning Vancouver: A Visual History, spending 10,000 hours of work researching, writing, designing the book, and completing the cartography and layout.
Bruce has served as the vice-president of the Vancouver Historical Society, president of Mount Pleasant’s Brewery Creek Historical Society and was a founding member of the Grandview Heritage Group and the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group.
Since the 1980s, he has been a historical consultant, and he enjoys giving historical talks and walking tours.
Read Bruce’s author archive HERE.
MARILYN NORRY has 30 years’ experience in Canadian film and theatre. A Jessie Award winning actress, she is also a writer, editor, producer and publisher. She has worked for the past nine years as a dramaturg at Playwright’s Theatre Centre helping playwrights find the story in their plays, and she was a story editor on the television series Madison.
Marilyn is also the creator of My Mother’s Story, a project of plays, books, workshops and multi-media productions that asks people to write and share the story of their mothers’ lives. My Mother’s Story is dedicated to telling women’s history one mother at a time.
Read Marilyn’s author archive HERE.
ANA-MARIA GHEORGHIU is a freelance writer. She immigrated to Canada in 2009 and, since then, she has worked for The Westcoast Reader literacy newspaper and collaborated with Canadian Immigrant Magazine.
At The Vancouver Community Network, Ana-Maria works as a Project Assistant and Youth Intern Coordinator. She was responsible for coordinating the present project and editing its content, as well as for completing several interviews with seniors.
Read Ana-Maria’s author archive HERE.
JADE MCGREGOR is the editor of VCN’s Youth Intern Magazine. From 2011-2012 she was the Event Coordinator and Marking Co-Manager for Room Magazine, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal. Her role in the Senior Stories project included image research, co-editing stories, transcribing video footage and audio recordings, and close captioning Youtube videos. Jade has a degree in creative writing psychology from UBC. Her work has been published in local and international literary magazines.