Course Details

Growing Up On Pelee
Join Southpoint Sun Editor Mark Ribble as he talks about growing up inside Point Pelee National Park. You will get to hear his recollections of what life used to be like inside our local National Park that will provide insight to those who may only know what the park has to offer today. From his father’s commercial fishing business to summer visitors, to smelt season and picking beans on the DeLaurier homestead. These stories will paint a picture of the community that resided inside the park during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Join Mark as he talks about his experiences and of those that came before him. You’ll gain a new appreciation for the life and times of what was referred to as ‘The Pointers.’ Class Size: Max. 95

Instructor: Mark Ribble
BIO NOTE: Mark has the unique distinction of growing up inside Point Pelee National Park. Mark’s parents moved there in 1949 and remained until 1974 through the raising of their four children. Mark’s unique views and anecdotes about ‘growing up Pelee’ can be read occasionally in his weekly columns in the Southpoint Sun. Mark has been writing for the Southpoint Sun for about 10 years, but recently became editor of Leamington’s only remaining community newspaper. He and his wife Debbie live in Leamington and between them they have four children and five grandchildren.

Course Info
Course Name Growing Up On Pelee
Course Cost 25
Total Hours 2.5
Material Cost 0
Extra Fees 0
Buffet No
Special Notice No
  • Mark Ribble

Class Location
Name of LocationONLINE Zoom Course
AddressA Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed to you before the class starts, ,

Date Start Time End Time
2021-10-21 01:30 PM 04:00 PM