On January 21st, 2023, please join OMAH staff and board members as we celebrate Canada’s history. Guests will enjoy guest speaker, Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell.
About the speaker:
An independent scholar, author, as well as a theatre and media artist, Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell has been named Lakehead University’s 10th chancellor, where she currently acts as a member of the President’s Council on Truth and Reconciliation in addition to an Adjunct Professor of Education. In 2022 she was honored with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting. Moreover, Rita is also a member of Act 3, a collective of older professional female actors, the Board of Directors of CBC/SRC, and a Trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). She also is an Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. She and her husband Rex, who grew up in Orillia, have made their home in Oro-Medonte for 29 years.