THE MODERATOR: Leslie Ransom
I was born and raised in a small northern Ontario town (Wawa). My roots remain in small communities, where I spent most of my adult life. I am a retired Secondary School Principal, but I also taught in private, public and First Nation schools for 32 years. I spent 3 years working as an elementary teacher in a very isolated First Nation community just south of James Bay. Our family enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience while there.
I am a dedicated community volunteer, having received a provincial award for outstanding volunteerism-Corps D’Elite. I am an avid reader and have been my entire life of all genres. I am also a fierce Library supporter.
I have also been involved in sports and competition in skiing, cycling, and running for my entire life. I am happily married for 40 years and have one child, a son, Loic.