An Award-Winning
Book by
Glad Bryce


My Story

Glad’s life since Covid-19 hit over a year ago has changed dramatically and the amount of time spent on Zoom meetings allows for a continuation of her commitments. These include Secretary of the West Muskoka Food Bank Board, Chair of Muskoka Chautauqua Board, and Member of the Advisory Board of Trinity-All Saints Anglican Church in Bala.


Covid-19 has also forced adjusting from an active international competitive swimmer training for the World Final Championships in Japan to an inactive competitive athlete trying to stay fit along with the rest of the Canadian team.

Other associations have remained part of daily living and include being Mother to three children, Grandmother to three Granddaughters and one Transitioned Grandson.
Her formal education include an Honor Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education and Post Graduate degrees in Counselling.

Serving on the IDEA Advisory Group Committee, Glad assures that as an 87 year old woman, who experiences Ageism daily, it will be addressed in a thorough, knowledgeable and sensitive manner.


Glad has many interests that fill her life. She is a renowned watercolorist with her paintings gracing many art galleries and homes. She is an international competitive swimmer and is competed in the World (FINA) swim Championships held in August 2017 in Hungary: She arrived home with a Silver Medal for the Canadian Team. She was recently nominated for Lifetime Achievement at Muskoka’s Women of Distinction Awards.

Glad works with the Triple Ts (TTTs) youth group at Bala’s Trinity-St. Alban’s Anglican Church and her volunteer positions include Interpreter at Bala’s Anne of Green Gables Museum, she heads up the Guides for The Trek to Bethlehem, Glad’s acting ability is evidenced each December during this outdoor pageant. She has served as Secretary for 11 years of Bala’s Cranberry Festival.

Glad’s community involvement reaches out beyond the town of Bala and she works at The Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst as well as being a Gallery Interpreter at the Royal Ontario Museum.

After graduating from York University with an Honours B.A. in Sociology in 1971, Glad completed an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Toronto, specializing in Adult Education and Counselling. She is a Registered Therapist following her Post Degree training at Boston University. Her teaching career includes elementary, high school, college and university levels.
Her book, Divorce and Spiritual Growth provided a healing presence in the Anglican Church’s struggle with divorced persons during the late seventies and eighties. Other publications include Blended Family Resource Guide, Inner City Education and the Role of Women in today’s world and An Effective Approach to Christian Parenting.

Her recent book, First In, Last Out is the story of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women’s Division & Nursing Sisters in World War II and it has won accolades internationally as well as locally. It won the international IPPY award for History and Women’s Studies. As she speaks to us of its creation, you will soon glean that she feels very privileged to have spent the past four years uncovering the remarkable women who call themselves the WDs.


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