Get to know your storyteller! Leading up to our event on Saturday we’re bringing you brief bios of our speakers. Here’s Renée!


Renée is a visual artist, performer and two-time graduate of McMaster University. Previously the executive director at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Renée is now a Senior Social Planner at the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton. Besides the Board of Directors of Wellwood, a local cancer resource centre, Renée also volunteers her time with the City of Hamilton’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee. She lives in Hamilton with her partner Deirdre Pike and is the mother of a twenty-something son. Renée was awarded with the Queens Golden Jubilee medal in 2003 and Woman of the Year in the Arts for Hamilton in 2004.

Join us this Saturday, April 5th, at the First Unitarian Church to hear Renée and others tell true stories from their own lives, live without notes! Doors open at 7. Advance tickets available online (here!) or at The Cannon.