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May 19, 2014

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute l Colin Briggs l Glenn Sigurdson l Pearl Eliadis l A. Alan Borovoy

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483    (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

May 28, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
one seven three: Lighthouses & Shipwrecks, a literary arts magazine

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute’s second annual literary arts book features works of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, photography, and other forms of art submitted by students from grades 6 to 12. 

May 28, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Gardening Presentation on “Today’s Garden Plants, Yesterday’s Medicines”.

Colin Briggs’ speciality is drugs of natural origin and his research has involved analytical studies on nutritional agents and potential toxic compounds in plants. Colin with his wife, Elizabeth, transcribed the nineteenth century medical records of a York Factory physician. 

May 29, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a Man

Glenn blends personal memoir, family history and Icelandic lore in an autobiography focusing on the Sigurdson family fishing enterprises on Lake Winnipeg through the twentieth century as a background for exploring the Icelandic settlement of Manitoba. 

Mediator, lawyer, facilitator and negotiator Glenn Sigurdson is the co-author of Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Priniciples into Practice. 

May 29, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System

Canadians see themselves as champions of human rights in the international community. Closer to home the human rights system has been the object of sustained criticism. 

Pearl Eliadis has worked with human rights systems in six countries, including Canada, and teaches civil liberties at McGill University.

May 30, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
At the Barricades: A Memoir

General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association A. Alan Borovoy provides a first-hand account of Québec’s FLQ crisis of 1970, the abortion controversy, the battles over free speech, hate speech, and pornography, and the struggles to protect the rights of Aboriginal peoples, the disadvantaged, and victims of police misconduct. 

Lawyer, activist, writer, and raconteur A. Alan Borovoy was Director of the Labour Committee for Human Rights.  He has written four books and wrote a column for The Toronto Star (1992 to 1996). He was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1983.

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