Uniting generations through storytelling

Waterloo co-op student records Stratford history through seniors’ stories 

Lindsay reading her book, "Gather at the Avon".Stories have a way of connecting people of all generations around a common history. Lindsay Kroes, a third-year Arts student, collected stories and memoirs from 50 Stratford resident seniors and wrote a book about their histories for her co-op term.

Lindsay applied for the uWaterloo Enterprise Co-op Program and earned a grant that allowed her to start her own company for co-op credit. Given her interest in recording history and writing, a local history project with Stratford seniors made sense.

Lindsay wrote a 250-page book complete with period photos and stories from 50 seniors between the ages of 70-98. Gather at the Avon is available for purchase online or in local shops in Stratford and nearby Shakespeare.

Read the full story in the Daily Bulletin and on Lindsay’s website, the Stratford Story Project.

Our question to you: What interesting stories do you know about your hometown?

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