Polar Winds is set to launch and I’m so excited to hit the road and celebrate with the people who made this book possible (and who want to read it!). I hope you’ll come out and raise a glass with me this fall.
The first leg of this self-directed tour brings me to three great cities, Toronto, Whitehorse, and Yellowknife. I’d like to thank Air Canada and my friends at Air North for helping make these trips possible!
On Thursday, September 25 join me at The Pilot pub in downtown Toronto from 5-7pm. We’ll be in a section at the back of the main floor. Apparently it was built in 1944 and has lots of aviation connections, so a fitting scene for the book party!
The evening of Friday, September 26, I’ll be receiving the Rising Star award from the lovely people at the Elsie MacGill Foundation’s Northern Lights Awards in Vaughan, Ontario (just north of Toronto). I am so honoured and can’t wait to meet fellow recipients Roberta Bondar, Lynne McMullen, Eva Martinez, Sandra McDonald, and Nachelle White. With 300 attendees, it promises to be a grand evening! Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by clicking here.
On Sunday, September 28 at 1pm join us in the Café of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories for cake and conversation. Judith from the Book Cellar will have copies of both my books for sale and signing, and hopefully we’ll have a couple of special guests to add their autographs. We’ll celebrate in there until we get the boot at 2:30pm, then we can continue to chat in the aviation gallery. I spent a lot of time here in the archives in 2011 and can’t wait to get back!
On Tuesday, September 30, I’ll be doing a book signing at Mac’s Fireweed Books in Whitehorse, Yukon from noon to 1pm. I can’t wait to chat with folks on their lunch breaks – hopefully a few friendly faces from my time in the Yukon in 2010 and 2011 will stop by!
From 6-9pm on Tuesday, September 30 we’ll have the big party at the Yukon Transportation Museum, which is hosting the event. There will be wine and Yukon Brewing Co. beer for sale, and free nibblies. Come hobnob with folks from the aviation, heritage, arts, and writing communities in town and have a great time!
Then in October I’ll be involved in a series of events here in Edmonton and environs before jetting off to Ottawa, Montreal, Red Deer and Calgary in November. December I’ll return to the coast for dates in Victoria and Vancouver. Keep checking back here and on my Speaking page for more info, or sign up for my e-newsletter through the contact page or by emailing me directly. If you’d like me to do an event in your city or Skype in for a class, community, group, etc – please get in touch!