Pauline Grondin is “multiheretorial”, a professional storyteller, heritage performer and musician, historical interpreter and 1812 reenactor who has been telling stories and making music all of her life.
Pauline’s stories and music have delighted audiences of all ages in Canada, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. The first two listeners in her audience were her children Shane and Robyn, now both grown and pursuing careers of their own.
Pauline took her love of storytelling one-step further to make history come alive. Dressed in period clothing she will take you back to yesteryear to share tales of the early settlers who planted their roots firmly in Canadian soil.
Pauline is the voice of Elizabeth Gage on the War of 1812 documentary on History Television. She has recorded her stories of “Women in Upper Canada during the War of 1812” for Route 1812,a driving route linking historical sites and cultural institutions in the Southwest, Toronto and Niagara regions. Pauline’s voice and instruments have been recorded singing heritage songs along the same route. Pauline is also the social historian for the Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt trail and was the historical advisor for the Lincoln Lamplighter Tours for their bicentennial production.
Pauline has written a number of children’s history books and stories for the young at heart.
She has also recorded four CD’s, “Voices of the Past”, “Voices of the Past Two”, “Voices of Toronto’s Past” and “Stories of Women in Upper Canada during the War of 1812”.