Len Mac Lellan is a husband to Maureen and a father, teacher, storyteller, and poet. Raised in Judique, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and now raising his own children in Valleyview, Alberta, Mac Lellan has a strong sense of place and community. He takes great joy in his twenty-four years of teaching elementary students at St. Stephen’s Catholic School, which is reflected in his being nominated for the 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award and receiving the Excellence in Catholic Education Award in 2012.
When not singing in the church choir or regaling his children – Alexis, Allan, and Anna – with his own stories, he is busy collecting natural and oral history so he can preserve the stories of others. To help keep himself grounded, he notes: “My grandfather, in all his faith and wisdom, quoted a bible passage that I’ve since repeated whenever I felt that my faith was being tested. He simply said, ‘God will provide.’”
Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to help pay for St. Rita’s Gathering Centre in Valleyview, Alberta.