Micki Beck 

Apsley, ON

Micki is a storytelling elder,

starting her storytelling journey

some 60 years ago. Over the

years, she has worked as an

individual, and in groups through

schools and universities to the

theatre stage and television studio.

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Doris Cherkas

Oshawa, ON

Doris specializes in Ukrainian

folktales and personal stories

about being an immigrant in

Canada. She also delights her

audiences with holiday

and special themed stories

Enid DeCoe

Courtice, ON

Enid tells with dramatic flair and

wonderful expression. Most of her

stories are fairy tales and folktales,

but she has lots of other stories,

that she loves to tell.

Peter Dowse

Ajax, ON

Peter is now branching out, using his

speaking skills from Toastmasters and

applying them to his new passion of

Storytelling. He enjoys researching

historical events and presents them in

a storytelling format, personalizing the characters to add impact to the story

Richard Hudson

Pickering, ON

After a successful career in technology, Richard decided to go on sailing adventures. He noticed the impact his stories made on others. Today, he continues to inspire audiences to live their dreams.

Sharon Henry

Oshawa, ON

Sharon is a long-time member of

Durham Storytellers. She enjoys telling historical stories, but especially takes pleasure in relating memorable  personal, family stories.

Marg Kropf

Cobourg, ON

Marg is an actor who tells stories

and poems with flair in both English

and French. Marg specializes in French Canadian folktales. She has expanded her French language tales to include those of Louisiana.

Sheila Ryan

Courtice, ON

Sheila has been performing stories

throughout her 26-year career as

a teacher. She specializes in classic

stories of wonder, awe and mystery.

Stella Sloan

Bowmanville, ON

Stella believes that every person has a special story to share that is fun, inspirational and/or educational. She expresses her life experiences with seasonal, cultural and family stories. Since her early twenties, she has incorporated storytelling in her career as an educator. Stella enjoys listening to and telling stories to all ages.

Kathie Vanular

Oshawa, ON

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Heather Whaley

Bowmanville, ON

Heather Whaley is an orator who is best known as an animated and musical storyteller singer-songwriter for all ages. She performs both traditional and original stories and songs bringing them to life through her vibrancy and unique voice. Her delightful folk style draws people in to simply enjoy and be with her in the storytelling moment. 

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Dianne has been weaving words of story magic, myth and mystery for all ages for many years. She performs a repertoire of global folk/fairy literary tales, and special seasonal  programs with drama, passion, sensitivity and humour, often in costume.

Dianne Chandler

Port Perry, ON

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Kesha Christie is an animated storyteller who ignites the imaginations and carries you on an amazing journey from Tale to intriguing tale.  She tells Anansi stories, African Folklore, Aesop Fables, Historical and her own original tales.

Kesha Christie

Ajax, ON

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Irene tells traditional fairy and folk tales, myths and legends from a variety of cultures. String stories and Fold & Cut stories are also part of her repertoire. Irene tells traditional fairy and folk tales, myths and legends from a variety of cultures. String stories and Fold & Cut stories are also part of her repertoire.

Irene Chromej-Johnston

Lindsay, ON

(905)259-2308 or (705)878-0603


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Beverley DeVries

Newtonville, ON

Graham is a published author and

poet, who has written several

children’s books, and also enjoys

telling stories to audiences of

all ages.

Graham Ducker

Oshawa, ON

Daniel Healy has taught English

Literature for 33 years in Toronto.

He loves a good story.

Daniel Healy

Oshawa, ON

"A bard sang and played the lyre, they danced with merry twinkling feet" Kim blends her enchanting voice with the sounds of the ancient harp. As a musical troubadour, she combines story, music and song to create a variety of programming.

Kim Michele

Pickering, ON

Summi Siddiqui connects cultures beyond borders. She travels the world taking Canadian stories with her and returns with stories from places she visits. Her topics are motivational and inspiring: family stories, memories and fun anecdotes with riddles and humour. She recites Haiku poems, as their appeal lies in capturing the moment. Summi discusses what it is to be a travelling storyteller, so she can inspire the younger generation towards oral storytelling.

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Ajax, ON

Kathleen loves to tell her versions of historical tales and legends, especially about strong women. She also fancies personal and family stories that amuse, inform, and inspire. Kathleen enjoys helping others to embrace the stories within them.

Kathleen Smyth

Bowmanville, ON

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