Book Tour Part 1: Toronto, Yellowknife and Whitehorse

September 25: Book party at The Pilot pub from 5-7pm (Toronto)

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Me with cousins Richard and Marianne in the great space at the rear of the Pilot – unfortunately it was the only place that didn’t have aviation artwork. Oops!
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Some of the great artwork in the Pilot – a Canso with its crew.

 

September 28: Launch event at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Café  (Yellowknife)

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Yvonne Quick, an aviation legend in her own right, cuts the huge cake I bought for the event. Thank goodness some groups of tourists wandered through to help us out.
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The Book Cellar was on hand with copies of Polar Winds, which owner Judith Drinnan artfully arranged.
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Me signing books for Chuck Tolley, Rocky Parsons and Mike Burns. Chuck and Mike are central to the Fox Moth Society, which supported my research.

 

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Outside the Heritage Centre the next day I happened to run into colleague Whitney Lackenbauer, who just published The Canadian Rangers (UBC Press).

 

September 30: Signing at Mac’s Fireweed Books  and launch party at Yukon Transportation Museum 6-9pm (Whitehorse)

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Me and “History Hunter” Michael Gates
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My set up at Mac’s. Cake pops!
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Me and private pilot Scott, in town to visit his daughter from Ottawa.
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A blizzard hit the morning after I arrived – and the day of my events!

 

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At least people in Whitehorse have a sense of humour about the weather!
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My book on display at the Yukon Transportation Museum gift shop – keep an eye out for signed copies when it opens again in the spring!

 

 

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My cousin Judy Forrest and new friend Chris (photo by Bruce Barrett)
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Chatting about book to an audience of aviation legends including Joe Muff and Rick Nielsen in the back (photo by Bruce Barrett)
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Janna Swales (YTM Director of Collections and Research), me, pilot and author Bob Cameron, and Casey McLaughlin, Exec Director of YTM. (Photo by Bruce Barrett)
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Me and Joe Muff, Director of Commercial Flight Operations at Air North and one of my new friends through this book!

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