Month: October 2017

The Book Club Corner – October 2017

Our first discussion, A Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley, is October 16, so here are a few recommendations from our members. Visit the Bookmobile at Bennetto Recreation Centre on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby. A truly laugh-out-loud story about four misfits who attempt to save a Vancouver Island farm from foreclosure using a highly unorthodox approach. In this heartwarming novel the reader learns how people can take up a challenge, face their fears, and find friendship along the way. (Paige Turner)   A Gentleman in...

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Chris Hadfield

By Brian Roulston The Birchall Leadership Award is presented to an individual who reflects excellent leadership qualities in which was demonstrated by Air Commodore Leonard Birchall during his military career. Chris Hadfield former Astronaut and International Space Station Commander will not only be the keynote speaker he will also receive an award in that honor on Saturday evening October 28th, 2017. Recently retired CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge will emcee this event at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Ticket and sponsorship information and pricing can be viewed at                     ...

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A Warm Welcome

By Rose Divecha Welcome to the North End, A Child & Family Friendly Neighbourhood the sign read. It was one of many that had been erected around the community. I looked at it and thought about what might have prompted the installation of these signs and when. They certainly weren’t around when I was growing up in the city. Who are they trying to convince? I wondered. I grew up on East 43rd Street on the Hamilton Mountain in the 1970s and while most of my day to day experiences were limited to the confines of the Escarpment’s edge,...

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