Red Maple Grove formed in February 1999. We have had roughly ten to twelve ADF members over much of that period, with additional people identifying as Red Maple, as well as various others, participating in our activities. These days, of course, activities are largely online. As time passes, new members and participants arrive and some earlier ones may move, physically and/or otherwise, Current members wishing to have a bio here are invited to let us know and send us their bio.
Those serving the Grove in leadership roles after Samhain 2021 are: Sheila Woodgold (Senior Druid), Michael McKenny (Scribe) and Maria MacCormack (Purse Warden).
Brief bios of some current members follow. Other members wishing to have bios here may kindly let us know and send us the bio they wish displayed.
Sheila Woodgold is a second generation ADF druid who has been attending rituals and visiting Red Maple Grove sacred trees since the grove’s founding. She became Red Maple Grove’s scribe when she officially joined ADF at eighteen and has been quietly devoting her time to whatever role the grove needs of her since. She feels most at home in forests and libraries.
Green (Michael McKenny) was born in Ottawa and has lived up and down the Ottawa Valley. He joined ADF at Imbolc 1999, at that time helping to found Red Maple Grove. He has considered his hearth culture to be Celtic and Epona his matron deity. However, Odin insisted on teaching him the runes and Michael views Odin as his patron deity. Michael thus also resonates strongly with Norse. His academic background includes a BA in History and an Honours BA in Latin and Classical Civilization. He is a voracious reader and student of history, archaeology, anthropology, spirituality and literature.
Farrell McGovern (Tecchno Druid)ADF member since 1997 and Red Maple Grove member since 2002, Farrell’s hearth cultures are Celtic and Greek. He has served on the ADF Mother Grove, first as Chronicler (Editor-in-Chief of Oak Leaves, then as the first Regional Druid for Canada. Previous to being in Red Maple Grove, he was a member of Silver Fox Grove in Montreal. You can read more about him here