The Magic Circle Stories
Wilma Campbell - Isabella, Manitoba
My name is Wilma Campbell and I am from Isabella, Manitoba, which is a tiny farming community in the western part of the province, close to the Saskatchewan border.
Edith Bouchard - Chicoutimi, QC
Hello, my name is Edith Bouchard, one of the winners of the Eagle Brand® Magic Circle™ contest for 2012-2013.
Susan Doig - Wingham, ON
Diane Gosselin - L'Assomption, QC
Joanne Holt - Guelph, ON
Pam Wiebe - Noonan, NB
Marilene Leblanc - Geraldton, ON
Hi my name is Marilene and I reside in Geraldton, Ontario, a small community in Northern Ontario.
Bettie McBrine - Fredericton, NB
I grew up in small town America in a large family who had little financially, but more than made up for it with our family ties. From a very young age, I was taught how to cook and bake for large groups.
Denise McCrea - Calgary, Alberta
Who is Denise? Some people know me as a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a wife, or a mother.
Holly Hordenchuk - Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
I was very excited to be chosen as a winner for the Eagle Brand® Magic Circle™ contest!
Yanick Dupont - Joliette, Quebec
I was the hostess of a memorable day in the company of happy bakers dressed up as Eagle Brand® chefs.
Émilie Perreault - Fabre, QC
Hello! My name is Emilie, I am 29 years old and a native of Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Michael Hardes - Regina, SK
Elaine Smart - White Rock, BC
I grew up in Vancouver, B.C. the daughter of an Irish immigrant father and mother who were born and raised in Saskatchewan. I have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren. My husband and I reside in White Rock, B.C. - a beautiful seaside community with terrific views.
Chantal Barabé - Laval, QC
It was a pleasure to be the hostess for the Magic Circle. My Magic Circle included three good friends, two adorable nieces and an extraordinary sister. It was a day to mix and chat, in an atmosphere of good spirits.
Maria Gravelle - Saint John, NB
When I was little, I would stay with my grandparents at their farm. What I remember about the farm is the smell of the rosebush when you walked around the house.
Tammy MacKinnon - Milton, ON
Born into the 7th generation of Miltonians, I am the eldest of three siblings raised by our mother, Lynda and maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary -- or Chick and Ciss as they were fondly known.
Donna Jamieson - Oxbow, Saskatchewan
It was with great anticipation that I awaited the arrival of my two daughters - Tammie and Tory Dawn, my daughter-in-law Raylene and my two granddaughters, Katie (just under two years old) and Rayanne (less than a month old).
Mary Bedford - Hamilton, Ontario
My name is Mary Bedford. I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, then moved to Toronto as a young adult.
Edwenna Campbell - New Victoria, Nova Scotia
I grew up in my preteen years at Lowpoint lighthouse in New Victoria, Cape Breton Island. My father was a lighthouse keeper and my mother was a seamstress working from home.
Édith Mailloux - St-Eugene Argentenay, Québec
Taking part in this competition was an extraordinary experience and I would do it again any time. Everyone adored trying the new desserts and would love to repeat the experience.
Irene Miles - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Baking for Christmas is a must. It’s not just for family, but also for friends! They look forward to my trays of baking more than presents.
Sylvia Shaw - St. Catharines, Ontario
My name is Sylvia Shaw. I am 53 years old, married to Don for 27 years.
Pascale Ostiguy - Terrebonne, Quebec
My name's Pascale Ostiguy, I'm 34 years old, I've been married for 2 1/2 years and I'm the mother of a 13-month-old little boy.
Serena Gedlaman - Penticton, BC
My husband and I will have been married 20 years this December, we have three children aged 16, 13, and 8. We live in Calgary, Alberta where I am blessed to have a view of the amazing Rocky Mountains every time I walk my daughter to school.
Kelly Kirby - Nova Scotia
My name is Kelly Kirby and I was thrilled to be selected as a winner for the 2008-2009 Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk Magic Circle™ contest.
Janell Violet - Etobicoke, Ontario
I am 32 years old and live in Etobicoke, Ontario and have been living in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) for almost 14 years.
Julie Hébert - Shippagan, New Brunswick
My name is Julie Hébert and I'm 28 years old. I live in a magnificent little town on the Acadian Peninsula, called Shippagan. The Acadian Peninsula is a francophone region bordered by the sea in the north-east corner of New Brunswick.
Angela MacDonald - Saint John, NB
My name is Angela MacDonald and I am originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Rowena Santo - Penticton, BC
My husband and I have been together for 17 years, and have been married for 11 years.
Beverly Woods - Sarnia, Ontario
I grew up in a relatively small family. Both sets of my Grandparents emigrated from England so it was always just my immediate family at Christmas time.
Linda Collet - Newmarket, Ontario
I'm 41 years old, and I've been married for 18 years to my soul mate Aaron. We were both born in Newfoundland, met there in college and moved here to Toronto together to find jobs in our selected careers.