83 – Village of Riverside Glen – Aurele

felling a tree edit

Original Recording Date: March 31st 2017

Guest: Aurele

Aurele is a resident at the Village of Riverside Glen, and shared a beautiful story of a life living in the woods in Northern Ontario with ten siblings, and felling trees for the pulp mill at the age of thirteen before escaping to the city to work for the company.  His life was filled with struggles (the stigma of being french working in an industry controlled by the English, being denied an education, and later suffering a vehicular accident), but it was filled with love and support from his family as well.  I was really honoured to have him share these things with me and I hope you appreciate his story as much as I do.

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