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Tony Meers

Mr. Meers was born in Brampton, Ontario in 1953 and grew up in Georgetown. Educated at York University and the University of Toronto, Mr. Meers worked as a freelance illustrator from 1978 to 1998, when he became a fulltime staff member of SGI Canada and was appointed general director in 2000. He joined the SGI in 1972 when the organization was in its early days in Canada. Today there are nearly 7000 members across Canada and 12 million worldwide in 192 countries and territories. Tony Meers is married with four adult children and lives in Toronto.

Canadian Heroes
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Read fascinating biographies of five heroic Canadians who have confronted danger or adversity in brave, resourceful and admirable ways. Included are Madeleine de Verchères, the young defender of the family fort in New France; Dr. Norman Bethune, the innovative surgeon of war-torn Spain and China; Sergeant Tommy Prince, whose daring exploits made him the most decorated Native Canadian soldier; Terry Fox and his inspirational Marathon of Hope for cancer research; and Roberta Bondar, the first female Canadian explorer of space.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 9-12.

This book is listed as containing Ojibway text content, as one of the five heroes in it is Tommy Prince, one of Canada's most decorated First Nations soldiers.

Additional Information
48 pages | 5.95" x 8.97"

Authentic Canadian Content