About The Author - Robert McMechan
Robert McMechan is a tax lawyer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a proud product of Deloraine, Manitoba, where he was raised by his parents Bill and Sylvia McMechan. After practising tax law (which he almost never found boring) for many years, he obtained a Ph.D. in tax law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in 2012. Robert is a co-author and author of nationally and internationally acclaimed tax publications, and he has been a tax law course instructor for 20 years for the Canadian Bar Association. Robert is an avid long distance runner, having completed 25 marathons, and he organizes and participates in a Canada-U.S. team that competes in 200 mile relays in Canada and the U.S. He is also a cyclist, swimmer and triathlete, and he has completed an Ironman in Penticton, B.C., finishing well-behind his daughter Laurie.
About Allison Woyiwada
Allison Woyiwada had a 28 year career as a music teacher in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She has also performed in and directed musical productions for over 30 years, and has written 14 children’s musicals. Allison has been a proud recipient of the Whitton Award (1993), Arts Advisory Award for Innovative Programming in the Arts (1997), Community Builder Award (2000), Hopewell School Music and Drama Award (2006), Capital Critics Circle Award as Best Director (community) (2006-2007) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hopewell School students (2008). A wing of the Hopewell Avenue Public School was dedicated to Allison upon her retirement from teaching, and the “Allison Woyiwada Music Award” is presented annually to Hopewell Public School students.