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Brian Holstein

Brian Holstein

Brian Holstein grew up on a dairy farm in NSW, Australia before becoming a teacher. Immigrating to Canada over 50 years ago he continued his profession until retirement. Since then, he discovered that he was a storyteller and has pursued that talent ever since. A member of the Guelph Guild of Storytellers, he founded Tea ‘n’ Tales some 12 years ago and has seen since it grow in popularity.

He is also an avid traveller, willing to go off the beaten track, away from the usual tourist routes. Many of his trips have been circuitous routes back to Australia, talking to anyone, formulating tales to share.

Brian has also been a community activist, and a character actor depicting many of Guelph’s past (and sometimes questionable) characters.


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