BOOK AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS, & PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE
BOOK AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS * Louis Riel Day: The Fur Trade Project - OLA's Best Bets 2021 Winner - Junior Non-Fiction Picture Book * Louis Riel Day: The Fur Trade Project - Moonbeam Book Award 2021 - Bronze Medal in Non-Fiction Picture Book * Emma's Gift - Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award 2015 - Winner * Christmas La Pouchinn - First Nations Communities Read 2012 - Recommended Title * The Rabbit’s Race - First Nation Communities Read 2010 - Honour Title * Little Metis and the Metis Sash - Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2002 Our Choice Selection * Flour Sack Flora - Short-Listed, 2001 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award (Picture Book Category)
PRESENTATIONS AND SERVICE AWARDS
* January, 1997 - Frontier School Division's Award for 'Outstanding Contribution'. * February 2000 - Celebration of 'I Love to Read' month Author Visits to: Skownan School, Waterhen School, Gypsumville School, Crane River School, and Pelican Rapids School. * August, 2001 - Parkland Summer Institute in Dauphin, Manitoba. Students from ages 9 - 12 were walked through the various stages of production from drafting, proof-reading, publishing, and illustrating their final project on a storyboard. * 2002 Recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Literacy by: The Honourable Peter M. Liba "Deborah Delaronde-Falk has encouraged young people to reap the benefits of reading and writing in school, on the Internet, in her family literacy program, and through the books she has written," said Lieutenant Governor Peter Liba on presenting the reward. "She is an extraordinary example to children and their families and an inspiration to others who want to further the cause of literacy." *February, 2002 - Celebration of 'I love to Read' month Author Visit to: Mafeking School. * April, 2002 - Author presentation with 'Flour Sack Flora' . Byte into Learning' Learners Conference in Swan River, Manitoba . Two Writer's Workshop sessions for Adults. * September, 2003 - Winnipeg's International Writer's Festival November, 2003 - TD Canadian Children Book Center's Cross Canada "Book Week" Tour. Selected Author to tour Alberta. School and Public Library Readings of "Flour Sack Flora" and "Flour Sack Friends. A Then and Now" slide presentation of the way of life of the Metis people in my community during the 1930's - 50's compared to today. The presentation included a display of a Five Roses and Robin Hood Flour Bag and items sewn using the flour sack cloth. * February, 2007 - Celebration of 'I Love to Read' month Author Visit to: Skownan School and Waterhen School. * April, 2007 - Children’s Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba in celebration of Manitoba Book Week and Storytelling of 'Metis Spirits' with Sierra Noble. * September, 2010 - First Nations Communities Read Book Tour in Ontario with 'The Rabbit's Race' as an 'Honour Title'. * March, 2011 - Author Visits to Regina, Saskatchewan Public Schools: George Lee School, Imperial Community School, and Henry Janzen School. * November, 2011 - Author Visit to Crane River and Lakefront School with Gr. N-4 and Grades 5 - 8 students. Thank you to the 'Public Readings Program'. These 'Public Readings' were funded by Manitoba Arts Council. * August, 2012 - Served as a juror for the Governor General's Literary Awards in the Children's Text category. As a result, donated 100 books to the Dauphin Public Library in Dauphin, Manitoba, 100 books to the North-West Regional Library in Swan River, Manitoba, 40 books to the Winnipegosis Public Library in Winnipegosis, Manitoba, and 7 books to my grandchildren. * February, 2013 - In Celebration of February's 'I Love to Read' month Author Visit to Winnipegosis Elementary School. All Grades with students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. * February, 2014 - In Celebration of February's 'I Love to Read' month Author Visits to Ecole St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Steinbach, Manitoba and Woodlawn School in Steinbach, Manitoba. Thank you to the 'Public Readings Grant Program' funded by The Writers Guild of Manitoba. * July, 2014 - Served as a juror for The Burt Award for First Nation, Metis and Inuit Literature. * February, 2015 - In Celebration of 'I Love To Read' month Author Visit to Dauphin, Manitoba. Whitmore School with Grades K - 2 and Grades 4 - 6 students. * April, 2015 - Manitoba Book Awards. Winner of the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award. * February, 2015 - Manitoba Writer's Guild 'In Dialogue' session. * February, 2016 - In celebration of February's 'I Love to Read' month Author Visits to Louis Riel School Division Schools: Ecole Howden, Ecole St. Germain, Ecole Van Bellegham, H.S. Paul School, Highbury School, Minnetonka School, Niakwa Place School, Provencher School, and Windsor School. Thank you to the 'Public Readings Grant Program' funded by The Writers' Guild of Manitoba. * February, 2017 - In celebration of February's 'I Love to Read' month Author Visits to Shoal Lake School and Rossburn Public Library. Thank you to the 'Public Readings Grant Program' funded by The Writers' Guild of Manitoba. * February - March, 2019 - 'Voices in the Circle' book tour in Churchill, Manitoba and Grand Rapids, Manitoba.
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