Rob Malo


Literary arts, Music, Other

Grade Level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english and french

Regions: Capital Region



Rob Malo, also known as TiBert, is a Franco-Manitoban Métis storyteller, author, stage performer, juggler, poet, and community builder who shares his passion for history and culture with people of all ages. A seasoned and recognized master storyteller, Rob gave a masterclass for Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada in 2019, and was Storyteller-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba in 2020. Rob draws on his background as an Educational Programs Developer at the Manitoba Museum and as a Professor in the Tourism Department of l'Université de St. Boniface to delight audiences. Rob has been awarded Certificates of Excellence from Interpretation Canada for both TiBert le Voyageur live presentations and digital educational tools available to teachers through the Province of Manitoba DREF website.


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Project Samples


The process of creating an oral story is shared, followed by the creation of a visual storyboard to produce either a graphic novel, a short play or a video. This workshop is offered over multiple visits to the same class. Participants work in groups to learn a new creative process. The site is used throughout this workshop.


Invite TiBert into your classroom for interactive traditional French sing-along songs and stories! In addition to singing French-Canadian songs as a group and sharing an assortment of fun historical instruments, TiBert brings furs for show and tell. Great introduction to French-Canadian Métis culture and to other fur trade themes!


In this hands-on inquiry-based learning system, TiBert brings over 100 artifacts from the fur trade era including furs from local animals that students of any grade can inspect at their own pace. Students are then encouraged to analyze the Voyageur Museum to then create their own individual collection to develop their original classroom museum. Great for language learners of all levels!


“I enjoyed working with TiBert very much. He was well organised and worked extremely well with the students. He is easy to work with and very knowledgeable in his area of artistry. I also appreciated that there were no complicated materials, the artist came with all the necessary items and artifacts, which made the entire experience low stress, highly engaging and fun!”

—Mme Lydia Tanner, Grade 5, École Bannatyne School, Winnipeg

“Rob is a very talented and confident artist. The students absolutely love him and he is well respected by staff and students alike. He was clear with his expectations and the students were highly engaged and enjoyed participating. It was absolutely a joy to work with TiBert le Voyageur!’”

—Andrea Nielson , Grade 3, Bannatyne School

“Rob Malo has no problem relating to kids, or making our early history come alive. If anything, we could have more time with him in order for him to share more of his skill knowledge and expertise.’”

—Janet Cassel, Grade 4/5, Sansome School