September 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead
Oriole A. Vane Veldhuis' careers of teaching, Diaconal ministry, studies, parenting and travel provided a rich resource for writing. She has unwrapped her once secret family story, and transformed it, illuminating the role of women in the settlement of our province, and freeing her great-grandmother, Elise Vane.
September 18, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Heart and Soul: A Ministry with Criminals and Their Families
This book is intended to make clear that to deter crime, one must target the source, to truly connect to criminals and their families.
Dr. Byron Elsey has been a chaplain for over twenty-five years. He has served in juvenile and adult correctional institutions.
September 19, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Original People. Original Television.: The Launching of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
This is the behind-the-scenes account of the launch of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in 1999. A must-read for anyone interested in media, culture, contemporary Aboriginal life, grass-roots and national politics.
Jennifer David has written books as well as magazine and journal articles.
Jennifer is a member of the Chapleau Cree First Nation and has a Bachelor of Journalism and a BA from Carleton University.
September 19, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
A rally for the Canada Party and America, but Better: The Canada Party Manifesto
A new satirical political party announces its CANADAcy for president of the United States.
U.S. citizens are looking for a new leader. That leader is Canada, and they want your vote. America, but Better balances American exceptionalism with a dose of Canadian humility and common sense to secure Canada as the new leader of the free world. Devoted to restoring America to its former glory, the Canada Party will soon have the whole world chanting, “Yes We Canada.” Representatives from the Canada Party will be on hand for questions and suggestions on how Canada could better run America.
Brian Calvert is a Canadian, retired molecular biologist and current actor, writer and comedian living in Vancouver, BC.
Chris Cannon is an American writer living in Vancouver, B.C.
September 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
On the Fly: A Hockey Fan’s View from the ‘Peg
After fifteen long years the passion of Winnipeg’s hockey fans was reignited with the return of the Jets. From the last minute goals to the missed calls, Wayne reflects on what it is to be a fan.
Wayne Tefs has published eleven novels, short story collections and a work of non-fiction. His novel Moon Lake received the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction in 2000 and his novel Be Wolf won the 2007 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.