We will be welcoming a very special guest to our library on Monday February 15th at 2:00 p.m.

Mairuth Hodge Sarsfield was born in Montreal. She started her career as a journalist, working later as a research writer in Paris and as an on-camera host for CBC, CTV, TVO and PBS. Ms. Sarsfield was the Canadian Pavilion theme co-ordinator for Expo ’70 in Japan. She was an information officer fot the Department of External Affairs, and an Associate Director with the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, developing the “For Every Child a Tree” campaign.

Mairuth was awarded the Chevalier a L’Ordre National du Quebec, for cultural creativity in 1985.

In 2005, her award winning book No Crystal Stair was on the Canada Reads Shortlist. A copy was purchased for our school library, five years ago.

She is listed in “Who’s Who in Canada” and “Who’s Who in Black Canada.”

Now retired from public service, Mairuth is living on Vancouver Island, and working on two more books.

On February 15th, this amazing woman is coming to our school! She will be visiting during break and then speaking in the library during period 8.


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