Former CTV news anchor Lisa LaFlamme speaks at Powassan library fundraiser

By Rocco Frangione  Local Journalism Initiative A personal connection a Powassan resident has with former CTV News Anchor Lisa LaFlamme has helped the Powassan and District Union Public Library raise about $14,000. Marty Schreiter, the library’s program coordinator, reached out to LaFlamme over the summer to see if she would speak at a library fundraiser and she agreed. The tickets to the September 23rd event sold out within days and 200 people plus about 30 volunteers, support staff and Friends of the Library listened to LaFlamme give a fireside chat at the Trout Creek Community Centre about her journalism career. Now 59, LaFlamme considers herself lucky that she knew very early her passion and life path was to pursue a career in journalism. “I was in Grade 9 and knew I…

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