Book Tour Part 1: Toronto, Yellowknife and Whitehorse

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

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!
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)

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.
The Book Cellar was on hand with copies of Polar Winds, which owner Judith Drinnan artfully arranged.
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.


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)

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


At least people in Whitehorse have a sense of humour about the weather!
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!



My cousin Judy Forrest and new friend Chris (photo by Bruce Barrett)
Chatting about book to an audience of aviation legends including Joe Muff and Rick Nielsen in the back (photo by Bruce Barrett)
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)
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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