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Inner muse drives poet

Elka EnolaElka Ruth Enola can't really explain to others what drives her. 

She grew up in a one bedroom flat in Montreal with her parents, brother, sister, grandfather and aunt, a family and home she describes as "completely illiterate and without culture. Not a book, not a record."

"My father was the only one who could read," Enola said, while sitting in her Oakville home. "I remember we would gather around and he would read us the paper sometimes."

In fact, Enola, now 65, says she was discouraged from educating herself.

Doctor is speaker for Darwin Day

In honour of Darwin Day the Oakville Humanist Community is holding a free talk tomorrow featuring Gemini winner, Dr. Robert Buckman.

The talk entitled Belief, Behaviour and The Brain: An Evolving Story will be held in the South Atrium of the Oakville Town Hall.

Introductions begin at 7 p.m. and Buckman will begin his presentation at 7:15 p.m.

Guests are advised to arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Buckman is a medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital and a professor in the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.

Oakville Humanist meeting Saturday


Bronwen Bruch and Karl Eden of Halton Fair Vote Canada will be guest speakers at a joint meeting of Humanists from Mississauga to Niagara hosted by the Oakville Humanist Community on Sept. 16.

The meeting will be held at Chaps Restaurant, 355 Plains Rd. E., Burlington from 2 - 5 p.m.

The meeting will attempt to explore alternative electoral systems.

Professor to speak at library

The public is invited to an evening with Professor Christopher diCarlo, a Philosopher of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

DiCarlo will speak about his latest research entitled: 'We are all African: Our Greatest Discovery' on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This free, public event is sponsored by The Oakville Humanist Community (OHC).

DiCarlo is known for talks that are always lively, entertaining and often controversial.