Storyphile’s Marie Lesoway has conducted 100s of interviews with storytellers of all ages. She has profiled scientists, musicians, artists, medical researchers, mechanical engineers, hockey players, entrepreneurs and scores of regular folk who had a story to share.
(in Ukrainian) Bessie (nee Hewko) Topilko reminisces about her childhood in the days when pioneer homesteaders had no money for toys. Playing tag and hide-and-seek and making mudpies were children’s favourite pastimes.
The interview was recorded on audio cassette and digitized later.
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This interview was also transcribed. Download a sample below.
Olga (nee Kondratiuk) Safronovich talks about her first job, working at Mary Korchinski’s egg grading station in Mundare in 1939. Mary Korchinski was a woman ahead of her time. She ran her own business and owned a car.