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SWEET SOUND: The Teo Repel Story by Jim Martens (John Oliver Grad of 1970)

The story of Teo Repel’s early Polish upbringing, survival during the Second World War, immigration to Canada and ultimately, to become one of Canada’s top High School Music teachers in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Book details: ISBN 978-09699667-3-9; Size – 6″ x 9″; 337 pages; Perfect bound; $17.50 US ($6.00 US shipping) Total cost $23.50 US

Link: http://www.redmaplepress.ca/sweet-sound/

Bio: Jim Martens is a retired educator (teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent). He currently can be found writing, acting, or playing with his grandkids. Jim owns his own publishing company (Red Maple Press) and conducts youth drama camps (Bard in the Yard) during the summer. Jim is also the lead Santa at Grouse Mountain and has appeared as the jolly old man in the DYT production of “Elf” and as Maurice in DYT’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Recently he has been auditioning for commercials and doing background work on TV shows filmed in the Greater Vancouver area. Favourite shows are “Big Sky” (performing as the kissing couple with his wife and high school sweetheart, Nena), “Resident Alien”, and “Superman and Lois.”