Van Dusen, Shirley

Born in Ottawa, renowned portrait artist, Shirley Van Dusen, wife of the late Tom Van Dusen Sr. and is the mother of seven children, grandmother to fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Widely known for her paintings of Parliament Hill, her work is...

Verdon, Ray

Not Exactly a War Hero is Ray’s first book.After years as the CEO of a multinational, he wanted to try something entrepreneurial that required nothing more than paper, pencils, and time. Ray has been summering in the Gatineau Hills for his whole remembered life.Author...

West, Terrence Rundle

Some of you will recognize me from schools I've taught at or administered in and around Ottawa (Hillcrest, Brookfield, Glebe, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa Tech, Eganville) or from community work in Ottawa's Hunt Club/Riverside area. Others with long memories might...

Wheeler, Maggie

As the Seaway Valley’s Queen of Crime, Maggie Wheeler has spent over 15 years showcasing the social, cultural and psychological impact of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project on Canadians affected. She is the author of the best-selling "Lost Villages" historical...