THE DEFENDER: Linda Collins
Linda Collins was raised on a farm in Grey County. She chose education as a career. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1973 and her Master’s degree in Education in 1980. An elementary teacher for 16 years, she then advanced to administration and spent the last 16 years in the position of principal.
A 22 year resident of Springwater Township, Linda was not content to retire after her career in education. Linda became an avid community volunteer and entered municipal politics where she remained for three consecutive terms. During two of those three terms she was a member of the Springwater Public Library Board.
Linda enjoys reading and believes in the merit of public libraries and the importance of literacy. Beyond this, Linda enjoys golfing, skiing, gardening and being involved with projects that build community capacity.
She looks forward to representing the Springwater Public Library in Georgian Bay Reads.
THE BOOK: Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady
Steeped in jazz and big-band music, spanning pre- and post-war Windsor-Detroit, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and 1950s Toronto, this is an arresting, heartwrenching novel about fathers and sons, love and sacrifice, race relations and a time in our history when the world was on the cusp of momentous change.