Book launch for Quarantined: Life and Death at William Head Station, 1872-1959, Thursday, November 28, 7 p.m. at the Metchosin Golf Course & Country Club, 4100 Metchosin Road. All welcome. Hosted by the Metchosin School Museum Society
Theodore Fontaine, author of Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, was interviewed recently on Global TV Morning News with Melody Flahr. Click on the link below to see their conversation.
"The same people keep showing up in gold rush to gold rush, from Georgia in 1828, to California in 1848, Australia in 1852, Omineca in 1871 and the silver strikes in the 1870s in Nevada . . . We keep on digging up new information on the gold rush."
—Richard Wright, author of Barkerville, profiled in the Quesnel Observer and the Williams Lake Tribune
Spread the word, Rich!
A great review of our book Birds of British Columbia by Glenn Bartley:
"This book is certain to bring joy not only to bird lovers and naturalists, but to anyone who peruses its pages."
—Peter Candido, British Columbia Birds
Congratulations to artist George Littlechild, who received an honorary degree from the University of the Fraser Valley on June 14. (Other honorees included singer Bif Naked.)
After several flights and a good deal of driving all over Ontario, Heritage House author Caroll Simpson is on the last leg of the Canadian Childrens Centre book tour. For the past two weeks, Caroll has been visiting schools and libraries telling stories and inspiring hundreds of children to explore the world around them.
Congratulations to Heritage House author Mark Leiren-Young for the world-premiere of the stage adaptation of his bestselling memoir, Never Shoot a Stampede Queen. The play will tour through BC this summer, starting in Kamloops. Check your local arts listings!
Congratulations to Barb Howard and Joan Dixon for winning a 2013 CBC Bookie Award. Embedded on the Home Front was awarded "The Box of Tissues Award for the Canadian Book That Made You Sob Uncontrollably".
Ted Grant, the undisputed father of Canadian photojournalism, has made a career out of being in the right place at the right time. Over his sixty years in the business, he has immortalized some of the greatest events in history and caught some of the world’s most famous and elusive subjects in rare moments of unaffected humanity. From Pierre Trudeau sliding jubilantly down a banister to Ben Johnson in his brief moment of glory at the 1988 Olympics to Sue Rodriguez in her right-to-die campaign, Grant has amassed a collection of over 300,000 photographs—the largest by a single photojournalist in Canadian history.
Based on over fifty interviews with the man himself (as well as with his family, friends and colleagues across Canada) and extensive research of the Ted Grant Special Collections in Ottawa, this book is both an iconic and an intimate portrait of the second half of the twentieth century, Canada’s coming of age, and the man who saw it all through the lens of his camera.
Patricia Joy MacKay was born in England and immigrated to Canada in April 1964. Despite having no experience in the culinary arts when she arrived, she worked as a cook on guest ranches in the Cariboo for four summers, where she discovered that working cowboys and open spaces really did still exist. Pat lived and worked in the Cariboo-Chilcotin until 1989, when she moved to the Sunshine Coast and began operating a small farm with her partner. In April of 2012, she moved back home to Williams Lake.