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.

 

Speaking Engagements

2020

November 11, 2020, Guest Speaker & Signing, Bracebridge Probus Club, Bracebridge

2019

February 19, 2019, Tues, 7:00pm, Guest speaker & book signing, Business Women of YWCA, New York City
February 23, 2019, Sat. 9:00am, Guest Speaker & Book Signing at Montessori School Conference, Hamilton, ON
March 29, 2019, Frid, 12:00pm, Guest Speaker & Book Signing, Luncheon for 95th Birthday of R.C.A.F. 427, London, ON
April 17, 2019, Wed, 10:00am, Guest Speaker & Book Signing, West Gwillimberry Probus Group, Bradford, ON
November 12, 2019, Tues, 1:00pm, Luncheon Guest Speaker & Signing, Church Women of Tiny, Wyeville
November 20, 2019, Wed, 6:30 pm, Guest Speaker & Book Signing, University Women's Club Orangeville

2018

January 16, 2018, Tues. 10:30 am. Guest Sprayer & Book Signing. Brampton Probus. Brampton Ont.
March 13, 2018, Tues. 10:30 am. Alliston Probus, Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston,Ont.
March 20, 2018, Tues. 11:30 am.Luncheon Guest Speaker. Nugget Estate Banquet Hall, Scarborough, Ont
April 25, Wednesday, 2018, 10:30 am. Learning Unlimited, Woodstock. Guest Speaker & Book Signing. Unifor Building, Woodstock.
June 26, 2018, Tuesday, 10:30 am. Kingsway Probus Club. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.The Weston Golf Club, Etobicoke.
November 7, 2018 Wed. 1 pm. Guest Speaker & book signing. University Women's Club, United Church, Dominion St, Bracebridge
November 12, 2018, 1:00pm, Guest Speaker & Book Signing. Wyville Women's Group, Tiny, ON

 

2017

February 21, Tuesday 10 am. Guest speaker & Book Signing. Scarborough Probus at the Royal Canadian Legion
March 16, Thurs. 6 pm. Dinner Speaker & Book Signing. GTA Business Women Association, Mississauga
July 7, 2017, Friday 10 am. Guest speaker & Book Signing. Couples Probus, Alliston
November 10, Friday 11:30 am. Luncheon Guest Speaker. Legion Orillia, Ontario
November 15, 2017, Wed. 10 a.m. Guest speaker & Book Signing. Exeter Probus Club, Exeter, Ontaro.

 

2016

February 4, Thursday, 10 am. Guest speaker & book signing. Men's Probus Club in Collingwood
Feb. 21 2016. Sun. 2pm.Guest speaker & Book Signing. Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C. Anglican Church Executive Committee
March 8 ,Tuesday 12:30 pm. Guest Speaker and book signing University Women's Club of Toronto, Toronto
April 22, 2016, Thursday a.m. at , 11 a.m. Blue Mountain Probus Club. Collingwood. Guest speaker & Book Signing
April 25, Monday 10 am. Guest Speaker & Book Signing, YWCA Hamilton
May 12, 2016, Thursday noon. Meadowlands Community, Ancaster. Luncheon Guest Speaker & Book Signing
May 18 2016. Wednesday, 10am. Guest Speaker & Book Signing. Downtown Business Women, Ottawa Ontario.
Oct. 5 2016 Wednesday 10 am. Guest Speaker & Book Signing. Probus Club of Ajax
November 9, Wednesday 7 pm. University Women's Club of Ajax. Guest speaker & Book Signing. Pickering Village United Church. Ajax
November 10, 2016, Thursday @ 3 pm.Guest speaker & Book Signing. Caroline Place, Hamilton
November 11 , 2016 10 am. Guest Speaker. YWCA Hamilton
November 16 Wedneseday 10:30 am. Guest speaker & Book Signing. Muskoka Seniors. Port Carling Library
November 28, Monday, 10am. Guest Speaker & Book Signing. Alliston Probus Group. Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston

2015

Jan. 27, Tues. 6pm. Dinner Guest Speaker & book signing. Oshawa Rotary Club. Oshawa Golf & Country Club, Oshawa.
March 8, Sun, 2 pm. Meaford museum. Guest speaker & book signing. Meaford, Ontario.

April 1, Weds, 10:30 am, Probus Club of South Muskoka. Guest Speaker and book signing. Bracebridge.
April 14, Tues, 10:30 am. Bradford Probus. Guest speaker & book signing. Bradford Ontario.
April 14, Tues. 7pm. Book group Guest Speaker, Nora's Book Group. Metcalfe Centre, Georgetown.
April 19, Sun. 2pm. Devon Historical Society. Guest Speaker. Tiverton, UK.
April 24, Friday 6pm. Guest Dinner Speaker. London Business Women's Group, London,UK.
April 30, Thurs. 3 pm. Anglican Littlehampton Deanery. Guest Speaker. Rustington, UK.
May 21, Thurs. 10am Guest Speaker, Book Signing. Burlington Probus, Mead Golf & Country Club, Burlington.
June 5, Fri, 10 am. University Women's Club, guest Speaker & Book signing. Moncton, New Brunswick.
June 8, Mon. 6 pm. First Probus Club Dinner Speaker & Book signing. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
June 11 Thurs. 10 am. Sydney Professional Women's Club, guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Nov. 2'15, Mon. 3 pm. Waterford Place, Barrie. Guest speaker and book signing.
Nov.11, Wed. 10:30 am. Y.W.C.A. Hamilton. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
Nov. 11, Wednesday, 2:30pm. Amica Group, Guest Speaker & Book Signing, Dundas,Ont
Nov.17 Tues. 10 a.m. Probus Gravenhurst at Gravenhurst Opera House. Guest Speaker & book signing.

 

2014

Jan.15, 2014, Wednesday 10 am. Newmarket Probus Club. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Jan. 23,2014, Thursday, 12 noon. Singapore Business Women's Association, Luncheon Guest Speaker & book signing.
Mar. 13, 2014,Thursday, 11am. United Nations, New York City. Guest presenter, Book signing.
May 14, 2014, Wednesday, 2 pm. Montgomery Inn, Toronto. GTA Red Hat Societies. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
Aug. 20, 2014, Wednesday, Muskoka Lakes Museum, Port Carling. Guest lecturer and Book Signing.
Sept.27, 2014, Saturday. 9 am to 4 pm. Guest Presenter at Open Doors, Long Branch.
Oct. 14, 2014, Tuesday. 10am. Woodstock-Oxford Probus. Guest speaker & book signing.
Nov.5, 2014, Wednesday, 10:30 am. Bracebridge Probus Club. Guest Speaker & book signing.
Nov.6, 2014, Thursday, Bobcaygeon Business Women, Guest Speaker & book Signing.
Nov.13, 2014, Thursday, 9:30 am. Sand Hills Probus Club, Kitchener.
Nov. 26, 2014, Wednesday, 10 am. Guest Speaker & Book signing.

2013

March 20, 2013, Wed. 2 pm Bracebridge Book Group. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
March 26, 2013 Tues. 12:15 pm MAD West Rouge Senior's group. Scarborough. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
April 4, 2013 Wed 12:30 pm, Stroke Recovery Group, Barrie. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
April 22, 2013, Monday. 12:10 pm. Blue Mountain Retired Teachers Assoc. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
April 24, 2013, Wednesday. 10 am. Women's Probus. Newmarket, Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
April 30, 2013, Tuesday, 1 pm Women's Group. Gravenhurst.
May 8, 2013, Wednesday. Royal Canadian Club, Orillia, 12 p.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.
May 15, 2013, Wed. 2 pm. Probus Book Club, Gravenhurst.
Sept 24, 2013 Tuesday, 7 pm, Toronto New Historical Society, Guest Speaker
Sept 30, 2013, Monday 10 a.m. Muskoka Sexual Assault Services, Bracebridge. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Oct. 10, 2013. Thursday 10 a.m. Orangeville Probus Club, Orangeville. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Oct. 21, 2013, Monday, 9:30 am. Lake Country Probus. Orillia. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Nov. 11, 2013. Sunday, 10:30 am. Wasaga Beach Library. Guest Speaker & book Signing.
Nov. 14, 2013. Thurs. 10:30 am. Probus Group of North Oakville. Guest Speaker & Book Signing
Nov 21, 2013. Thurs. 10 a.m. Wasaga Beach Probus, Wasaga Beach. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Nov.24, 2013, Sunday 1pm Beaverton Historical Society. Guest speaker & Book signing.

 

2012

January 9, 2012, Monday. Westminster Book Club, Whitby. 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker and book signing.
January 17, 2012, Tuesday. Probus Club of Kitchener Heritage, Kitchener, 10 a.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.
January 25, 2012, Wednesday. Parry Sound Probus club. 10 a.m. Quality Inn, Parry Sound. Guest Speaker & book signing.
March 15, 2012. Thursday. Buenos Aires Business Association. 6 p.m. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
March 15, 2012: Carlos Keen, Argentina,S.A.: Guest Speaker. International Community Liaison. 7pm
March 20, 2012: Buenos Aires, S.A.: Guest Author & Speaker. World Writer Symposium. 3pm.
April 3, 2012, Tuesday, Hospital Nursing Alumnae. 7 p.m. Collingwood Hospital. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
May 3, 2012, Thursday. Men’s Club/UCW Joint Meeting. 6 p.m. City View United Church, Ottawa. Guest Speaker & book signing.
May 9, 2012, Deanery Annual Meeting of Anglican Church Women. Bala. 11 a.m. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
May 16, 2012. Kelowna Historical Society. 6 pm. Historical Museum, Kelowna BC, Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
May 22, 2012. Cebtral Probus Club. 10 am, Edmonton Alberta. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
June 14, 2012. Downtown Business Association. 9 am. Dublin Ireland. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
September 25, 2012. Etobicoke Historical Society. 3 2pm. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
October 11, 2012. St. James Workers, Gravenhurst. 11:45 am. Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
October 18, 2012. Thursday. Ramara Historical Society. 7 pm. Udney Community Centre. Washago.Guest Speaker & Book Signing.
Nov. 5,2012, Monday, Univ.Women's Clubs of Ottawa, Kanata & Orleans. 7 pm. Guest Speaker
Nov. 6, 2012, Tues. 1 to 2 pm. Perfect Books, Ottawa. Book signing. 10 to 11am. Books on Beechwood, Ottawa Book signing.
November 8, 2012, Thursday. Appleby Probus, Mississauga. 9:30 a.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.
November 8, 2012, Thursday. UWC Ottawa. 5:30 p.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.
November 10,2012. Sat. 8 am. Men's Breakfast, Trinity United, Huntsville. Guest Speaker & Book signing. November 11,2012: Sun. "Authors Meet". Wasaga Beach Library. Guest Speaker, Book Reading & Signing. Service @ 10:30am, Speech @2pm.
Nov, 14, 2012, Wednesday, Central Muskoka Probus Club, Bracebridge, 11 am. Guest Speaker & book signing.
November 20, 2012: Barrie Probus Club. Guest Speaker & Book Signing. Army,Navy,Air Force Club, Barrie.10am.
November 21, 2012: North York Historical Society, 7 p.m. North York Library. Guest Speaker & book signing.
Nov. 28, 2012, Wednesday. CN Pensioners, Elmvale. Elmvale Rec. Centre. 1 pm. Guest Speaker and book signing

2011

Feb. 10, 2011, Thurs. 9 a.m. Belleville Probus, Guest Speaker, Book Sale
Feb. 23, 2011, Wed. 7 p.m. University Women’s Club of Barrie, & Book Sale
April 9, 2011 Sat.: #6 RCAF Dunnville Museum: Guest speaker and book signing.
April 19, 2011 Tues. & April 25, Mon. 2011: Mussoourie, India: Guest Speaker, Power Point presentation.
June 16, 2011, Thurs. 10 a.m. Barrie Kempenfelt Bay, Guest Speaker & Book Signing
Sept. 19, 2011, 11 a.m. Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, Burlington Branch. Guest Speaker & Book Signing
Sept. 25, 2011. Sun. "The Word on the Street", Queen's Park, Guest Author & Book Signing.
Oct. 12, 2011, 6 p.m. Billy Bishop Museum, Owen Sound. Guest Speaker& Book signing.
Oct. 22, 2011Sat.: Owen Sound, The Little Book Store: Book signing. 2 - 4 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2011, Sunday: Owen Sound Bully Bishop Museum, 2 p.m. Guest Speaker and Book Signing.
Oct. 25, 2011, Tues.Orillia Canadian Federation of University Women, Orillia, 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.
Nov. 6, 2011, Sunday. Thousand Island Writers' Festival & Remembrance Day Service at First Presbyterian Church's Centennial Celebration, Brockville, 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.
Nov. 7, 2011, 7 p.m. Collingwood & District Historical Society. Guest Speaker & Book signing.
Nov. 9, 2011 Wed: Guelph Probus Club Guest Speaker and book signing. 10 a.m.
Nov. 10, 2011, Thurs. Huntsville Probus Club, 10 a.m. Guest Speaker and book signing.
Nov. 15, 2011 Tues. 2011. Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Probus Club. 10 a.m. Guest Speaker and book signing.
Nov. 19, 2011, Sat. Toronto Aviation Historical Society at the Canadian Air & Space Museum, Downsview Park.2p.m.Guest Speaker & book signing.
Nov. 24, 2011. Thurs, Etobicoke Historical Society, Montgomery Inn, 7 p.m. Guest Speaker & book signing.

2010

Jan. 21, 2010, Thursday:1 p.m. Bala, Trinity-St. Alban’s Anglican Church Women, Guest Speaker.
March 3, 201, Wed:6 p.m. Toronto Univ. Women’s Club. International Women’s Day, Guest Speaker
MAY 8, 2010, SAT: 2 p.m. TORONTO UNIV. WOMEN’S CLUB. BOOK LAUNCH, 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY
May 12, 2010, Wed:11 a.m. Bracebridge, Central Muskoka Probus Club, Book Sale
May 19, 2010, Wed:10 a.m. Nanaimo B.C. Probus Club, Guest Speaker, Book Sale
May 20, 2010, Thurs:10:30 a.m. Victoria B.C. Probus Club, Guest Speaker, Book Sale
Aug. 7, 2010, Sat: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Edenvale Air Port , Stayner, “Fly In” WD Jean Metcalfe, Book Sale
Aug. 21, 2010, Sat. 10 – 6 p.m. Gravenhurst Street Festival, Gravenhurst Book Store, Book Sale & Signing
Octr 12, 2010, Tues:11 a.m. Bracebridge, South Muskoka Probus Club, Book Sale
Nov. 4, 2010, Thurs: 10 a.m. Midland Sports Complex, Midland Probus Club, Book Sale
Nov. 6, 2010, Sat: 9 -12 a.m. Stayner Historical Society, Guest Speaker, Book Sale
Nov. 6, 2010, Sat. 2 p.m. Base Camp Borden, Guest Author Book Sale and Signing
Nov. 7, 2919, Sun. 11 a.m. Trinity Anglican Church in Stayner, Guest Preacher
Nov. 9, 2010, Tues. 12 p.m. Hamilton Canadian Club, Guest Speaker, Book Sale & Signing
Nov. 11,2010, Thurs. 9 a.m. Stayner Public School, Guest Speaker for Remembrance Day Service
Nov. 11, 2010, Thurs. 1:15 a.m. Stayner High Scshool, Guet Speaker for Remembrance Day Service
Nov. 13, 2010, Sat.8 a.m. Markham, St. Andrew’s, Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Guest Speaker,Book Sale
Nov. 23, 2010, Tues. 7 p.m. Scarborough Historical Society, Guest Speaker,Book Sale & Signing
Nov. 24, 2010 Wed. 1 p.m. Bracebridge Hospital Association, Guest Speaker, Book Sale
Nov. 15, 2009, Sunday: 2 p.m. MUSKOKA BOAT & HERITAGE CENTER, Author’s Series.


DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION NEED AN INSPIRING SPEAKER?

GLAD BRYCE may be the one. Her book “First In Last Out”: RCAF, Women’s Division & Nursing Sisters in WWII, tells of the place women played in the Air Force. Her power point presentation covers some of the more interesting and important aspects of this period of history.

Glad’s enthusiasm and commitment to getting the story told of these remarkable women shines through in her presentation.