Leigh Chaisson

How and Why I Returned to School

Leigh Chaisson is the winner of The Co-operators Learner Achievement Award presented each year at the PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy. Here is the essay he submitted with his application for the award.

My name is Leigh Chaisson and I am an Irish Moss harvester. I am 48 years old and before the year 2000 had only attended one-room school houses. I am currently attending the adult education program at Westisle Centre through Holland College to fulfill my future career goals.