A little bit of history


It is with great pleasure that the Oral History of Sault Ste. Marie committee presents a live oral history videotaping at the Public Library Friday Sept. 25th at 3:00 pm during Culture Days.
Local poet Owen Neill, “Canada’s Poet of the Wolf”, will be interviewed. Owen came to the Sault in 1951 and taught both elementary and secondary school until he retired in 1984. He then travelled Canada, the United States and the British Isles exploring his lifelong wolf interests. He has published 15 books of poetry and a novel and has received many awards in Canada and overseas. At 86 Owen still keeps busy and is full of new ideas for future publications.

Prior to the videotaping be sure to drop by the OHSSM booth from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Learn more about the Oral History project and how we are creating a legacy for the community by videotaping and archiving interviews with local people who have lived and contributed to the history of the Sault. Over 50 stories have already been captured and are available at www.OHSSM.ca. Our partnership with the library allows us to preserve these interviews as a virtual online library available throughout the world and as raw digital files for use by educators, documentarians, historians, students, families and citizens, anywhere, anytime.