Glenn Niemi

Casual Content Creator


I have occasionally created content through writing, songwriting, photography and later video production for over half a century.

I am currently focused on writing short pieces of creative and investigative non-fiction and some fiction. A few of my articles and stories have been published in local periodicals. I have posted stories on the writing sites Wattpad, Medium & Substack as G.G. Niemi.

For over five decades, I have been involved in music as a drummer, songwriter, publisher & promoter- most notably in association with Rhythm Cat Records.
I have been a member of SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) since 1988.
I have added a video that I produced of a song I co-wrote called "Let's All Stand-A Song for Canada".

I also enjoy photography. Some of my photos. have been published on sites such as BruceGreySimcoe and the Globe and Mail.

For over thirty years, I spent my spare time working in the Community Support Sector initially as a Social Worker and then for the majority of my career as a Supervisor of programs such as Meals on Wheels.

The last clipping in my portfolio, "Glenn Niemi's Story"
was written by the Easter Seals Ontario comms. team after interviewing me.
It was posted on the Easter Seals Ontario website as part of their centennial celebrations in 2022.

Contact: [email protected]

A Matter of Record

" I still recall so vividly, April 1969 getting home from grade 11 classes and Mom telling me-"CKPR-TV called, your meeting with Jack Masters is in one week at 4:30 PM at the station." My cousin &...

News from the North

That was the first thing one of my old friends said in a mid-June phone call from his camp (cottage) near Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Since that declaration was coming from a...

My Hip Parade

A True Tale of Mystery, Music & Murder Early Hours "He is not expected to survive", whispered one of the Sisters in St. Joseph's Hospital near the frozen shores of Lake Superior in Port Arthur Ontario Canada.

Two of My Doctors Who Died By The Gun

Two Doctors attended my premature birth in the mid 1950s In Port Arthur Ontario Canada (now part of Thunder Bay): Dr. Stephen Morton and Dr. David Burnford. Dr. Morton stayed by my incubator all night, to try to make sure I would survive. Both these attending physicians at my birth would later die by the gun.


A journey to the northernmost stop on the Underground Railroad plus comments on Civics & My Close Encounters with Mayors On the Civic Holiday in Ontario Canada sometimes referred to as "The August Long Weekend" (which includes the first Monday in August), I usually take some time to reflect on the meaning of civic engagement.

A Remembrance Day to Remember

A Remembrance Day to Remember 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War2 but commemorations in Canada this year will be limited due to the global pandemic. The Canadian Legion website states," National Remembrance Day ceremony 2020 : A more intimate commemoration".

First Flakes

The four o'clock shadows are beginning to show on my face and the road beyond as I glance in my Minivan's rearview mirror. Behind me, I see the dull suburban mini mall sprawl of River St. Could be anywheresville, but it happens to be Thunder Bay Ontario ,Canada.

Nature Rules

"Rules", he muttered to himself. His eyes squinted and shuttered the glare as he gazed out his East facing window at the ice fishing huts clustered together on the snow- capped frozen bay, as if they were part of a nomadic village.

Easter Seals Ontario
Glenn Niemi's Story - Easter Seals Ontario

Very little has been "usual" in Glenn Niemi's life. Including his journey to becoming a Regional Easter Seals Ambassador (or "Timmy") in 1968. Glenn grew up in Northwestern Ontario. He lived with his family, which included his mother, father, and younger brother Mark, in Port Arthur (now part of Thunder Bay).